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For the first time, a study of the travels of Muslim women was conducted, covering more than 3,300 women living mainly in Southeast Asia. According to the report “Muslim Women in Travel 2019”, Uzbekistan entered the top ten attractive states for Muslim tourists.
Uzbekistan is among the ten most attractive destinations for ziyorat tourism (pilgrim tourism) among the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) according to the Global Muslim Travel Index 2019 (GMTI).
Uzbekistan’s Tourism State Committee is holding talks with CrescentRating company about the inclusion of Uzbek hotels and restaurants into the rating of Muslim hospitality. This will allow to develop Ziyorat tourism (pilgrim tourism).
One of the major Russian tour operators - Pegas Touristik - plans to start active sales of tours to Uzbekistan to Russian tourists in the coming days. All tours with departure from Moscow to six cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Ferghana, Namangan, Samarkand, Urgench and Karshi.
Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is at a unique crossroad of people and cultures. A crossroads of civilizations, as a former centre of great empires: from Alexandre Le Grand to the age of the Tsars, through Gengis Khan and Tamerlan. Crossroads of lifestyles, between nomadic tribes and some of the oldest cities in the world. Crossroads of religions, with Buddhist, Christian and Muslim influences. Cultural crossroads, as Uzbekistan used to be at the center of the mythical silk road, linking China to Europe before the development of the big sea routes.
You will discover Uzbekistan’s glorious past by visiting cities like Samarkand and Bukhara. Samarkand is 2750 years old, which makes it one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and it is the former center of the Silk road in central Asia. The Bibi-Khanym mosque, Shahi-Zinda, the Mausoleum of Gur-E-Amir (Amir Timur); these are all is a key places in the history of Islamic architecture (It is said that the Timur’s mausoleum was the major influence of the architect of the Taj Mahal in India) and probably the most awesome wonders of Central Asia. Bukhara is an amazing city: there are more than 150 buildings protected by the Unesco!
Uzbekistan is one of the few amazing destinations in the world that is not crowded with tourists and western influence, so enjoy it while it is like this!
Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!
Did you know that Uzbekistan lies in the very heart of Eurasia, the coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°
Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia
Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.
It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.
Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.
The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.
When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you. What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full. If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately. Doing it means you want them to leave. Wow! Amazing, right?
To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot. For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's. Example: Linda-opa and David-aka. You could also use hon and jon respectively.
Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.
Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.
One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death.
Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.
You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.
Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region
Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)
Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.
Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.
Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.
If you have thought that some of the Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan resembles that from Northern India, then that is because Timur’s great great great Grandson, Babur Beg, was the founder of the Moghul Empire that ruled much of India for almost four centuries! Babur’s great great Grandson was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.
Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!
Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries: