Uzbekistan is the treasures of the Great Silk Road, the azure mosques of Samarkand and the caravanserais of Bukhara, the ancient Khiva and the modern capital Tashkent. Generous cuisine, excellent wines, cordiality and hospitality – everything about Uzbekistan: news, cities, map, photos, tours.
Uzbekistan is a treasure trove of architectural monuments, the focus of ancient cities, one of the centers of the legendary Silk Road. Here you can see the real ancient East – in Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara. You can taste real Uzbek pilaf prepared according to a recipe that is more than a thousand years old. Hotels here do not cost exorbitant money, and dinner at a restaurant will not ruin even the most hungry tourist. Many direct flights from many cities of Russia fly here. So how can we explain the low popularity of this extraordinary country? Perhaps, only by the selfish zeal of local customs officers and border guards who are ready to “pinch” a tourist for an extra ten, not indicated in the declaration.
Cities and regions
The capital is Tashkent . Popular cities are Bukhara , Khiva , Termez and Samarkand . The Republic of Karakalpakstan is interesting .
A full list of attractive cities in the country for visiting is available on the page cities and resorts of Uzbekistan .
When is the best time to go to the country and what to do, see the page tours to Uzbekistan .
How to get to Uzbekistan
There are many direct flights from Moscow to Tashkent by Aeroflot and Uzbek Airlines (approximately 4 hours in the air). Uzbek Airlines operates flights from Moscow to Bukhara , Samarkand , Urgench and Fergana, and also connects Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Samara, Omsk, Tyumen, St. Petersburg and Ufa with direct flights to Tashkent. In addition, the company has flights from St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg to Namangan, from Kazan and St. Petersburg – to Samarkand, and from Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Tyumen – to Andijan. All the details about the airports of Uzbekistan – on the page “The subtleties of tourism” .
Train Moscow – Tashkent runs every other day, travel time – 68 hours. Trains to Tashkent also follow from Ufa and Saratov, the Kharkov-Tashkent train goes in transit through the territory of Russia.
Uzbek Airlines also connects Tashkent with Kiev, Astana and Alma-Ata. There are no direct flights from Belarus to Uzbekistan.