What is Uzbekistan Famous/Known For?

Aral Sea

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The unique and charming beauty of Uzbekistan has been overlooked for a long time. Although, it offers a lot of fascinating places, natural wonders, and picture-perfect sceneries. Visit top cities such as Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, Samarkand, Tashkent, Termez, and Khiva to gain insights on the history, cultures, and traditions of the regions. The Central Asian country is home to several picturesque mosques, mausoleum, handcrafted products and many more. The Aral Sea used to be a vast body of water between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Fishing was the major occupation carried out in this sea with numerous fishing towns surrounding it. Due to inadequate irrigation management, the Aral Sea has since been shrinking. The government has converted most of the sea into desert with several rusting boats and ships. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Zindan of Emir

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This used to be a prison in the eighteenth century that houses dissenters and criminals throughout the Bukhara Emirate. The brick structure contained up to 40 prisoners and has a circular pit. It is one of the most mysterious places that exist in Uzbekistan and people visit the prison because of its history and the mystery that holds. The Zindan of Emir is currently operated as a museum in Bukhara. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

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The magnificent edifice is used to be called the National Museum of Turkestan. Established in the year 1876, the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is one of Central Asian’s oldest museums. It houses more than 250,000 exhibits that reflect the history of Uzbekistan from the prehistory to recent times. Recently it has been renovated and it has an extended variety of exhibitions, which attracts more visitors. It is one of the best museums you could visit in Uzbekistan. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Aydarkul Lake

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The semi-artificial lake created close to a smaller seasonal lake by the Soviets. Presently, the Aydarkul Lake covers more than 4,000 square kilometers at the heart of the Kyzylkum desert. It is the perfect place for camping. It is a well-known place in Uzbekistan, and many visitors wish to have the experience of being there. The landscape is amazing and you can’t find something similar to it anywhere else. Worth a visit for sure. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

The Walled City of Khiva

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The age-old city of Khiva, also called Khorasam has been in existence for more than 2000 years. Itchan Kala was the first site in Uzbekistan to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Surrounded by fortified brick walls, it is packed with historic monuments and amazing places. It is one of the most historical and with great importance cities in Uzbekistan. Many tourists visit this place because of the attractions that you can find there and the beautiful ancient town.  Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Lyab-i-Hauz

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Constructed in the 1600s, this picturesque site, is a calm plaza surrounding one of the remaining ponds in Bukhara. The pond (Hauz) is fed by an old canal system. Another place that worth a visit to Uzbekistan is this place, as it has a lot of history and many sites to go as a visitor. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Chor Minor

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Chor Minor is one of the significant mosques located towards the northeast of Bukhara. Constructed in the 18th-century, the Chor Minor features the four minarets which symbolizes the four cardinal points. What is the most characteristic of Uzbekistan is the construction of the different cities and ancient architecture, which makes the country such an ideal destination. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Amir Timur Museum

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Devoted to Timur, the Mongol conqueror, the Amir Timur Museum can be found in Tashkent. The famed museum has more than 5,000 exhibits and artifacts that are related to Timur and the Timurid Dynasty. Most of the exhibitions are presenting the genealogy of Amir Timur, and some general issues related to political and historical issues. One of the best museums to visit while you are there. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Gur-e-Amir

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Translated in English to “Tomb of the Commander,” this mausoleum of the Mongol conqueror, Timur. Gur-e-Amir features an attractive fluted azure dome. The edifice is also where two sons and grandsons of Timur were laid to rest. This temple is amazing and has a lot of sites to visit. The inner side has a beautiful design and much historical information. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Registan Square

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This is one of the world’s most beautiful squares and renowned for its picture-perfect Islamic architecture and three impressive madrassas. Registan also attracts many tourists from all over the world to the city of Samarkand, an important destination in Uzbekistan. It is one of the most popular sites that tourists visit in Uzbekistan, and the first thing you will see once you get in the city.