Khush Kelibsiz! Welcome!
Welcome to Uzbekistan - the crossroads of civilization and the heart of Central Asia. The center of ancient caravan routes, its 2500 years of history are yours to explore. Set between the Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers where "hospitality is ranked higher than courage" we will welcome you as part of our extended mahallya – our community family. Visit friendly rural villages, ancient settlements, temples and tombs, some of the oldest cities in the world overlaid with recent history but proudly claiming their heritage.
With minarets as your compass points and open blue sky as your backdrop, experience architecture that has withstood the ages. Turquoise domes and graceful arched portals are graced with the sophisticated geometry of tile-work, architectural patterns, calligraphy and floral designs. Let the magic of the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva enchant you. Experience the excitement of independence in the burgeoning capital city of Tashkent. Even the ancient market of this city was called Chorsu – a crossroad. Today that bazaar is vaulted by seven huge domes covered in traditional ceramic tiles and takes its name from the Eski Juva – old tower of the nearby citadel.
Create your own 1001 nights in the bazaars of Uzbekistan! Its master craftsmen are famous for jewelry in silver, gold and semi-precious stones, embossed silver, brass and copper, luxurious silks and intricate gold and silk embroideries and its famous carpets of geometric harmony and pure color. Uzbeki aromatic pilaf is just the beginning of a feast of the senses. The haunting music of the dombra and tambur, the bustle of the markets and the swirl and dash of vibrant colors beckon you to the traditions of Uzbekistan.
Bounded by the majesty of the Tien Shan Mountains and the mystery of the Kyzyl Kum desert, Uzbekistan is an adventure filled with fascinating cultural discoveries, history and breathtaking natural beauty. It holds unlimited resources for adventure and eco-tourism with an extensive national parks system, mountains, lakes, rivers, steppe and desert. Hike, raft, ski, and ride; it's a four-season destination!