Uzbekistan is a quintessential country situated in Central Asia which coaxes so many tourists every year to its magnificent land. It is famous for its historical traces with Silk Route cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. For a fact, Uzbekistan is twice the size of the UK and a highly cultural and heritage-rich country. Most of us are not familiar with the king of the alluring landscapes, deserts, mosques, and cities this country is jeweled with. For an absolutely fair deal and prices, you can book your trip to Uzbekistan from EaseMyTrip which is an online travel portal which allows you to book flight, hotel, cab, bus and holidays at the lowest prices. We have listed down some amazing tourist destinations in Uzbekistan which you must explore on your next excursion to this beautiful country.
Samarkand bragged the title of UNESCO declared Heritage site for which with time became the definition of this city. If you are planning your visit to Uzbekistan, make sure you dedicate an entire day to this golden city of Samarkand. There are plenty of places to visit in Samarkand which will lure you to its historical essence and magnetizing views. This city is beaded with some really alluring larger-than-life monuments and attractions which has been the cynosure of the city ever. Major attractions of Samarkand are Registan which is a grand mosque and the centerpiece of the city, Shah-i-Zinda, Gur Amir Mausoleum, Bibi Khanym Mosque, Ulugh Beg Observatory, Central Bazaar, and Sher Dor Madarshah. This city has been through the ‘modernization’ process and became one of the most visited places in Uzbekistan with time.
Shakhrisabz is the birthplace of the very famous ruler Amir Temur. It is a small traditional town which is just an alluring drive away from Samarkand. You can witness the picturesque side of this dazzling and traditional city. Shakhrisabz is nestled in the Kashkadarya Province across the hills of Samarkand. Apart from the diverse culture and traditions of this city, you can try on some scrumptious food on your plate. Some of the historical places in Shakhrisabz that you can explore are Aq Saray Palace, Dorut Tilavat, Statue of Amir Temur, Dorussiadat, Kok Gumbaz, and the historic center of Shakhrisabz.
Bukhara is one of the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan which is worth exploring and spending some magical evenings. This city beholds the moniker of the capital of Islamic culture. You can thoroughly enjoy the traditions; culture, and food of the city while you stay in Bukhara. This place is like the set up of Aladdin has come to life. Bukhara is the sacred tourist gem of Uzbekistan which has gained its tourist footfall for being so ancient and important for ages. The age of this city is said to be around 2500 years old and it has claimed to be one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The best places to visit in Bukhara are the Great Minaret of the Kalon, Samanid Mausoleum, Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, Chor-Minor, Ark of Bukhara, Lyab-i-Hauz, Moschea Bolo-khauz, and Poi Kalyan Masque.
Walking into Khiva seems to be like walking into a museum. All you get to see is some relevant historic traces of the cruelty this brave city witnessed in the 19th century. With the raids of Turkmen, this city experienced barbaric cruelty, slave caravans, and horrifying desert journeys. But with time, this city earned back its beautiful essence and is now one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. Spend a night in Khiva as the alluring side of this city is ignited in those dark hours of the day which enhance the real glory of Khiva. The major attractions of Khiva include Ichon-Qala, Kuhna Ark, Tosh- Hovli Palace, Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum, and Kalta Minor Minaret.
Now comes the turn of the historic capital. Tashkent is the capital of quintessential Uzbekistan which is loaded with a lot of tourist destinations. It is the place where everything happens in Uzbekistan. It is sprawled with the core culture of its country which is soaked entirely to the soul of this city. This place is divided into two different worlds. One where the entire electrified events happen and the other part is the same old Uzbek town where traditional farmers grind their day out of their mud-walled houses and old Bazaars. The best places to visit in Tashkent are Ilkhom Theatre, Afsona, Efendi, Central Asian Plov Centre, and Minor Mosque. Whenever in the city of Tashkent, make sure you try the very delightful and delicious traditional Plov from a local restaurant. It is one of the best things to do in Uzbekistan which is going to be your best experience of the trip.
Chorsu Bazaar is one of the best places in Uzbekistan where you can get to collect some sovereigns from the land of Amir Temur. Chorsu Bazaar is a giant shopping hub that is domed with a grandiose green tomb. You can collect sovereigns like skullcaps, chapan (traditional heavy quilted cloaks), ceramics, knives, and kurpacha (colorful sitting mattresses). This market is too large for any shopaholic; you can shop for everything beautiful here. The entire market is tinted with so many colors and scented with the fragrance of spices all around. You can include visiting Chorsu Bazaar in your Tashkent City Tour and steal some time for shopping from your traveling.
Amir Temur Square
Uzbekistan is famous around the world for being the birthplace of the commander and founder of the huge medieval empire, Amir Temur. The square is surrounded by historically important buildings like the Amir Temur Museum, Tashkent Chimes, Forums Palaces, and the University of Law. Earlier there used to be a small park around the center statue. Later it was converted into a small and well-maintained square. Amir Temur Square is one of the best tourist places in Uzbekistan.