The Indonesian news agency "Tribun News" published an article on the tourism opportunities of Uzbekistan, recommending to its readers the most interesting tourist destinations in Uzbekistan to visit.
The article highlights that Uzbekistan is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Central Asia due to its rich history, culture and natural attractions.
Alongside the captivating cultural heritage, the author talks about the historical cities of Uzbekistan, located along the routes of the Great Silk Road, which have always attracted the attention and interest of not only local residents but also numerous foreign tourists willing to take a trip to Uzbekistan. The unique architecture of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, the development of various kinds of Uzbek handicrafts, the wonderful mild climate, the delicious and unique Uzbek national dishes, and most importantly, the hospitable Uzbek people were pointed as the reason to travel to Uzbekistan.
“Tourism in Uzbekistan is traditionally associated with the cities - UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. However, every city in Uzbekistan gives many reasons to visit it: Tashkent, Kokand, Andijan, Shakhrisabz... - an endless modern oriental fairy tale,” the article says.
"Tribun News" writes that Uzbekistan offers an activity to everyone’s taste: historical sights and architectural masterpieces of different eras, including the rich heritage of Islamic architecture located in the country, striking examples of Soviet architecture, and of course, modern buildings, picturesque landscapes - highlands, impenetrable forests, mountain rivers, waterfalls, lakes, deserts with golden sands, dunes and oases, unique products of artisans and craftsmen of the East.
The modern development of the tourism industry in Uzbekistan is also highlighted in the article. Introducing visa-free travel to Uzbekistan for 93 countries of the world today was mentioned as a significant step for the development of tourism in the country and an increase in the flow of travelers visiting Uzbekistan as a result. Additionally, citizens of 50 countries can now enter Uzbekistan with an electronic visa / e-visa for a short-term stay in the country.
The increasing number of not only high-class hotels but also guest houses and hostels in various regions of Uzbekistan was also emphasized by the author as one of the measures, which makes it possible to receive a record number of tourists traveling to Uzbekistan’s various destinations.
“Tribun News" also underlined that in the ranking of the international publishing house Lonely Planet, Uzbekistan is named the best tourist destination in the Central Asian region in terms of visa-free access and ease of travel. The Economist magazine also recognized Uzbekistan as the most sustainable developing country in Central Asia thanks to reforms carried out in the past few years.