Are you missing something my fellow travelers?
“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God”.
“Sounds like you have traveled almost every renowned destination, yet you feel something missing”.
What’s that something?
Romance of Rome, elegance of France, charm of Spain, beauty of Belgium, anything or everything about these places is that, these places are all very crowded most of the tourism season as these are amongst the most preferred traveling destination.
We don’t even spend time on trying places where not many people have already traveled.
Have you considered a trip to Asian continent, what countries would you choose, if yes?
I’m pretty sure if not confirm, the answer would be countries like China, India, Tibet and relevant on your top priority lists. No doubt, again these countries experience a heavy foreign tourism every year.
The point I’m trying to make is try places where few of your buddies have traveled, if any. You would rule the discussion at the parties and teas as they won’t have any experience of what you are talking about.
Worry not! Your host which is me, would be guiding you through the entire journey. Follow me ….
Today! We take you to this very beautiful country Uzbekistan, I’m sure you would find what experiences I was talking about in a moment.
Welcome to Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Even though the entire Asian continent only is culturally very rich and diverse, Uzbek is one where you would get an entire different experience.
Note: We suggest you to go for around a couple of weeks of visa to comfortably cover all the cities of Uzbekistan.
The most desired cities and destinations are as shown below…
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It’s known for its many museums and its mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture.
The Amir Timur Museum houses manuscripts, weapons and other relics from the Timurid dynasty. Nearby, the huge State Museum of History of Uzbekistan has centuries-old Buddhist artifacts.
The city’s skyline is distinguished by Tashkent Tower, which offers city views from its observation deck.
Chorsu Bazar in Tashkent:
The market has been going for centuries, but it was the Soviets who constructed and covered it with the blue-domed building. All the locals come to the bazaar, which means that this is also a great place to observe the ethnic and cultural blend Tashkent is famous for.
We strongly recommend you buy kurut, a Central Asian snack which consists of dried cheese balls.
Hotel Uzbekistan in Tashkent:
Best thing about traveling to ex-Soviet countries is visiting Soviet buildings. They are massive, old-fashioned and made of concrete.
In Tashkent, our favorite Soviet building would be, definitely, Hotel Uzbekistan, whose size and elegance won’t leave you any less than wow.
Tashkent metro is an artistic masterpiece amongst the Soviet republics. Built extremely deep in the ground, almost every station of the Tashkent Metro is absolutely gorgeous, all very different from each other.
From beautiful mosaics to massive, goldish-candelabras, we spent hours just going up and down the metro, while stopping at its many gorgeous stations.
Cultural Art and Sculptures in Tashkent:
The culture has formed over millenniums and has taken in traditions and customs of various nations settled on the territory of todays’ Uzbekistan.
The Great Silk Road played a great role in the development of Uzbekistan culture. Being the trade route, it ran from China to two destinations: first one was to Ferghana Valley and Kazakh steppes and second route led to Bactria, and then to Parthia, India and Middle East up to Mediterranean Sea.
Hazrat Imam Complex in Tashkent:
An official religious center in the city and, of course, one of the top Tashkent tourist attractions. Composed of mosques with turquoise domes. Hazrat Imam Complex is the main reason to visit Tashkent and the place where you will understand why this Central Asian metropolis had been such an important place.
Muyi Mubarak Library is the most important building, as it contains the world’s oldest Quran and a relic which is nothing less than a hair from Prophet Muhammad (that’s what they claim, verify yourself and let us know).
Tashkent TV tower:
TV tower, the highest building in Central Asia. You can actually visit it, but the observation deck is at only 96 meters, even though you get a pretty good panoramic view of Tashkent’s skyline.
Price for foreigners is 15USD but if you could manage to get through a local, pay the local price, which is 36,000UZS (4.30USD).
“There are several other beautiful attraction sites to visit, not a week is enough once you start getting involved and feeling the culture and lifestyle”.
Delicious regional cuisines are always add-ons to the elegance of the tourist destinations. Try out as much of delicious varieties of sweets and meals as you can.
Do share with us your personal experiences, once you get to visit the city.
We’ll visit other cities as well in our upcoming blogs.
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He is a “Marketing professional and Lifestyle Entrepreneur” who has a passion for travelling and writing. Loves traveling to Europe. Reads travel books in his free time!