The leading Austrian magazine "Society" published an article by the founder and editor-in-chief of the publication, the ambassador of the tourism brand of Uzbekistan Gertrud Tauhammer under the heading "Tourist Gates of New Uzbekistan", dedicated to the city of Samarkand.
The author, who has repeatedly visited Uzbekistan as part of international, political and cultural events, presents its readers with a brief overview of the city of Samarkand in her article. As she writes, Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, the heart of the Great Silk Road and the capital of the empire of the great Tamerlane, which attracts true gourmets and lovers of exquisite architecture and ancient monuments. She describes Samarkand as a surprisingly diverse city.
Amongst the measures being taken in developing and promoting the tourism industry of Uzbekistan, the article highlights the new Samarkand International Airport, which has recently been reconstructed and extended to a modern facility, meeting international standards. As mentioned in the publication tourists will get acquainted with a bright representative of the family of the latest infrastructure facilities in Samarkand immediately upon arrival. They will be met by a modern international airport, made in the form of an open book, symbolizing the main work of Mirzo Ulugbek "The New Astronomical Table of Kuragoni". A modern terminal allows Samarkand to become a tourist hub of Uzbekistan,” emphasizes Gertrude Tauhammer.
According to the publication, Samarkand is replenished with worthy tourist infrastructure facilities, allowing the city to become more accessible and comfortable for different categories of travelers visiting Uzbekistan.
Listing the ancient monuments of Samarkand, the author advises the tourist visiting Samarkand to definitely visit Registan Square, where they get acquainted with the Ulugbek, Sher-Dor and Tillya-Kari madrasahs. “Together, these three theological schools form a single architectural ensemble, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list” – she concludes by describing the architectural sites of Samarkand.
Other historical attractions of Samarkand mentioned in the article include the ancient tomb of the Timurids – Gur-Emir (the tomb of the ruler Emir), Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, and Bibi Khanum Mosque, named after Amir Temur’s beloved wife.
The famous Siab Bazaar located in Samarkand, which is 600 years old is also described in the article as one of the most delicious and fragrant places in the city. Tourists visiting Samarkand, who are interested in buying designer items, are advised to visit the Samarkand Artisan Center, located in a restored caravanserai of the 19th century.
The publication also mentions the important event for Samarkand, and overall for Uzbekistan, which will be held in the city from 16 October to 20 October this year, the 25th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
“At the session, one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan, Shakhrisabz, will be presented as a candidate for the status of “Tourist Capital of the Economic Cooperation Organization in 2024,” the author informs in the article.
Society magazine was born from the merger between the UN Magazine, founded in 1945 at the initiative of Austrian Federal Chancellor Karl Renner, and Society magazine, founded in 1992 by Gertrud Tauhammer. Published in German and English, the magazine has a circulation of 50,000 copies.