An illustrated article dedicated to the tourist destinations of Uzbekistan has been published on the pages of the popular Singaporean magazine "Travel Guide".
The article notes that Uzbekistan has a huge tourism potential and a highly developed tourism infrastructure. The country's tourism industry is rapidly developing, which, along with traditional Uzbek hospitality and rich historical and cultural heritage, makes Uzbekistan an increasingly attractive and relatively inexpensive tourist destination.
“Tashkent combines stunning historical monuments with modern architecture to create a mesmerizing juxtaposition that captivates the senses,” the newspaper writes. - Walking along the wide avenues, you will find chic shops and enticing restaurants, while a fusion of different architectural styles, including mesmerizing mosques and turquoise-roofed madrasahs, weaves a maze around the centuries-old houses of the 14th century. In 2007, Tashkent was named the "Cultural Capital of the Islamic World", as the city is home to many historical mosques and significant Islamic sites, including the Islamic University."
Mosques, mausoleums and magnificent tombs in Uzbekistan’s second-largest city, Samarkand, contain carefully preserved artifacts, exquisite textiles, and the finest ancient manuscripts, providing a glimpse of the vibrant culture that once flourished here, the article says.
“Another popular place where a tourist must go is Bukhara, an ancient city dating back 2,500 years,” the newspaper notes. “The historical city Bukhara has been perfectly preserved, its historical monuments were almost not damaged, which allows you to see medieval Central Asia.”
Khiva is the last on our list of destinations highlighted by Travel Guide, however, just like other cities in Uzbekistan is described as an amazing destination. Then the author describes Ichan Kala, which is an ancient city within Khiva, about 1200 years old. Ichan Kala is the first historical site in Uzbekistan, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991, concludes the "Travel Guide".
Uzbekistan’s promotion through international magazines and media channels and getting foreigners get to know more about Uzbekistan has a positive impact on our country’s image. These steps indeed attract more tourists to visit Uzbekistan whether for its millennium-old historical sites such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, or the new tourist destinations being developed in our country, including gastro tourism, ecotourism and winter tourism with its modern resorts being introduced for local and foreign tourists.