CNN Travel named Uzbekistan in the list of the best tourist destinations to visit in 2024.
“Where to go in 2024: The best places to visit” is the article by CNN Travel, where the edition inspires its readers to visit Uzbekistan among the other 23 countries, that were announced as the best places to visit in the new year.
The publication recommends its readers to consider the places that are yet undiscovered, suggesting 24 destinations to travel to in 2024. Uzbekistan comes in the list of countries, which makes visiting the country easier for tourists, mentioning that the citizens of 96 countries can now travel to Uzbekistan visa-free.
Other ambitious reforms implemented by the government to transform the country into a world-class destination, thus attracting more tourists from all over the world to visit Uzbekistan are also noted in the article by CNN Travel.
“Uzbekistan’s untouched landscapes and well-preserved architecture are ready and waiting to awe visitors” – as quoted from the publication.
The authors of the article also highlight that Uzbekistan is located right at the heart of the ancient Great Silk Road, a historic trade route that ran from China and India to the Mediterranean, where the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are located.
The mountainous Uzbek village of Sentob is also described in the publication, which is about 3.5 hours from the city of Samarkand, and was added to UNESCO’s list of “Best Tourism Villages” in 2023.
Traveling around Uzbekistan by using the high-speed Afrosiob Train, which today connects the capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent city, and the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara is also remarked by the authors as a means that makes it easy and convenient to get around different cities of Uzbekistan.
The American site writes that in 2023, the level of international tourism has reached about 90% of pre-pandemic levels, and the United States has issued a record number of passports.
With this in mind, CNN Travel has selected 24 destinations to consider when planning for 2024, including Uzbekistan's historic cities.
“Before the pandemic, Uzbekistan was poised to become the next big thing in travel thanks to a series of ambitious reforms aimed at transforming the country into a world-class destination,” CNN said. “Now his time has finally come.”
It is noted that Uzbekistan offers visa-free access to citizens of 86 countries, and the country's pristine landscapes and well-preserved architecture are ready and waiting for visitors.
“For a deeper understanding of Uzbekistan's position at the heart of the legendary Silk Road, the historic trade route that ran from China and India to the Mediterranean, look to the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva,” writes CNN. “Meanwhile, the mountainous Uzbek village of Sentob, located about 3.5 hours from Samarkand, has been added to UNESCO’s list of “Best Tourist Villages” in 2023.”
Getting around the country is reported to be easy thanks to the Afrosiab Express high-speed train connecting the capital Tashkent with Samarkand and Bukhara.
Some of the other recommended world destinations as best ones to travel to in 2024 include the following: