To attract more tourists to travel to Uzbekistan and develop recreational tourism in Uzbekistan, new tourist centers will be created in Samarkand and Shakhrisabz regions of the country.
Resolutions in this regard were signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
As we had informed our readers before, the Silk Road Samarkand tourist center was launched in 2022 in the ancient city of Samarkand. The tourist complex at a cost of $580 million built along the rowing canal, offers eight modern hotels, a capacious congress center, restaurants with national Uzbek food and international cuisine, and stunning architectural ancient monuments of Samarkand.
Silk Road Samarkand Tourist Complex was developed to draw millions more guests to the region by offering modern tourist and business facilities to its visitors, including vacationers and business travelers.
Following the Silk Road Samarkand Tourist Center, which has been bringing efficient results since its very opening, another two tourist zones in Samarkand and Shakhrisabz regions are now planned to be developed to attract more travelers to visit Uzbekistan.
The first tourist center “Shakhrisabz” will be created on the territory of the Shakhrisabz region, following the resolution of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On the creation of modern service and tourism facilities in the mountain and recreational areas of the Kashkadarya region.”
The total area of the new tourist center will cover 240 hectares, featuring modern service complexes and tourist infrastructure facilities, such as hotels, guest houses, recreational, shopping, and entertainment centers in the complex.
Another tourist zone “Okhalik - Okbuiro - Mironkul” will be created in Samarkand region, following the resolution signed by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures to organize the activities of the Okhalik-Okbuiro-Mironkul tourist and recreational zone.”
The project will allocate 1.6 thousand hectares for the Ohalik project, 414 hectares for Okbuiro, and 2.5 thousand hectares for Mironkul.
By 1 August 2024, it is planned to develop a master plan and layout of the resort, including campsites and walking areas. The project also includes the development of mountain tourism and extreme types of recreation.
Introducing new types of tourism and creating modern tourist complexes in ancient cities of Uzbekistan makes our country a more attractive destination for international travelers, increasing the number of tourists taking a trip to Uzbekistan for its historical monuments, while they enjoy the modern conveniences created for them.