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Warner Brothers broadcasts about Uzbekistan: Zaamin and Nurata Mountains on famous TV Show
21 December 2021
Warner Brothers broadcasts about Uzbekistan: Zaamin and Nurata Mountains on famous TV Show

The shooting of the famous tourist TV show by Warner Brothers Company, "The World's Dangerous Roads" was shot in Uzbekistan. The filming of the TV Show was finalized in Samarkand as the last destination on 13 December 2021.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Uzbekistan provided tight assistance and cooperation to Warner Brothers in the filming process and organizational matters. The program emphasizes the mountainous regions of Uzbekistan, which are not yet famous enough or well-promoted among foreign audiences. The beautiful Zaamin region and breathtaking Nurata Mountains located a hundred kilometers from Jizzakh were the points of interest of the show producers. 

The Nurata Mountains are one of the unique natural landscapes of Uzbekistan, stretching along between the Kyzylkum desert in the West and the arid steppe in the east. Nurata Mountains appeal to travelers due to the rich history in the region, ancient monuments, temperate climate, and marvelous green landscapes. 

Through the filming process of the TV Show, the heroes of the program got acquainted with the culture of Uzbekistan and the lifestyle of the local population, and tourist attractions.

The show participants visited the regional center of Zaamin and Zaamin National Natural Park. In Beshkub and Dugoba, the team was introduced to the national dish "tandir gusht" (locally made delicious meat) and the special Zaamin bread. The team also spent a night on the shore of the Aydarkul Lake in the yurt camp, where they were introduced to folk music.

After overcoming an uneasy and tiring road through the Nurata Mountains, in poor visibility and a difficult mountain trail without coverage, the team reached Registan Square in Samarkand. Samarkand was the final point for the show named "The World's Dangerous Roads" by Warner Brothers. 

The TV show is aimed at the audience in the Netherlands and is expected to be released in 2022.

Zaamin Mountains are one of the several destinations of Uzbekistan included in the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

The territory of Zaamin Mountains consists of two sites: Zaamin State Reserve and Zaamin National Park, located on the northern slope of the Turkistan mountain range and bordering upon each other. Zaamin State Reserve is located in Zaamin and Bakhmal regions on an area of 26840 hectares. Zaamin National Park is located in the Zaamin region on an area of 24110 hectares. 

 

 

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