The largest Swedish daily newspaper "Dagens Nyheter" published an article dedicated to the tourism potential of Uzbekistan.
“Uzbekistan is the shining pearl of the Silk Road. Modern cities of Uzbekistan – lands with a rich history, sparkle under the scorching sun, like pearls scattered along the ancient Silk Road thousands of years ago,” the detailed publication is entitled.
The article notes that more than 8,400 cultural heritage sites can be found in Uzbekistan, 209 of which are part of four museum cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are also various tourist destinations in Uzbekistan, beautiful natural landscapes, national parks, mountains, deserts and forests, ski resorts, winemaking and gastronomy. Ancient historical monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent, Shakhrisabz, Urgench, Termez, and Karakalpakstan were described as the basis of historical and educational tourism in Uzbekistan.
The Swedish newspaper "Dagens Nyheter" writes about Samarkand as a living world legend, whose history goes back more than 2,700 years.
“This is a city that existed during the times of Ancient Rome and Babylon. Located in the southeast of Uzbekistan, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia,” the article notes. “Samarkand flourished due to its location on the Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean and throughout centuries remained one of the greatest cities in Central Asia."
Ancient Bukhara was described in the article as a city known as the “Shining Pearl of the Silk Road”, the fifth largest city of Uzbekistan, which is more than 2,500 years old. “There is a legend that when Genghis Khan’s troops ravaged Central Asia during his campaigns against Europe, a high minaret, guarding the Kalyan mosque in Bukhara, was the only structure that he did not destroy." – the author writes.
Then comes Khiva, which is a beautiful oasis city with ancient walls, minarets and unique clay buildings. This is also the only city on whose territory there is a real medieval fortress of Ichan-Kala.
The author highlights Khiva as unique, where everything is so authentic: food, people, speech and even architecture. Almost everything has been preserved in its original form. “The streets are paved with stone. Like chess pieces, you can see minarets, domes of madrassas and mosques everywhere. Even modern buildings are inspired by antiquity,” says the article.
One can write endlessly about the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, but it should be noted that the Uzbek national cuisine is also one of the most diverse and colorful in the world.
The newspaper also draws attention to the diversity and unique taste of Uzbek national cuisine. As noted by the author, Uzbekistan is a paradise for gourmets. The journalist suggests to see and visit Uzbekistan once rather than hearing about it a hundred times.
The convenient transport infrastructure of our country created for those traveling in Uzbekistan is also appreciated in the article. According to the author, due to the very convenient infrastructure designed for tourists taking a trip to Uzbekistan, you can travel alone, with friends or family, or as part of a group tour with a guide who will take you along a pre-planned route in accordance with your goals and planned travel budget.
And finally, the author concludes the article dedicated to Uzbekistan as follows: “Welcome to the most hospitable country”, which is indeed a brilliant comment about Uzbek people’s hospitality, who welcome those visiting Uzbekistan with warm and generous hospitality.