Located on the legendary trade route that once linked China to Europe, Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This fascinating country is home to three of the Silk Road’s most important cities, including the capital city Tashkent, the most populated city in Central Asia. Visitors can look forward to exploring a dazzling array of Islamic architecture and ancient cities, as well as numerous grand mosques, minarets and mosaics. Don’t miss a trip to the Nukas Museum of Art, which houses over 82 0000 items and is home to the second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art in the world. Other attractions include the country’s diverse natural habitats of lush forests, snow-capped mountain ranges, rivers and lakes, as well as arid deserts and the famous shrinking Aral Sea.

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Electrical sockets in Uzbekistan are one of two electrical socket types: Type C (CEE 7/16 Europlug) and Type F (CEE 7/4 Schuko). If your appliance’s plug…

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Currency The currency of Uzbekistan is the Uzbek Sum (UZS; symbol лв) = 100 tiyn. Notes are in denominations of лв1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 25,…

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Uzbek food is similar to that of the rest of Central Asia. During the summer and autumn, there is a wide variety of fruit: grapes, pomegranates, apricots…

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Uzbekistan has an extreme continental climate. It is generally warmest in the south and coldest in the north. During the summer months, temperatures can…

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The only reliable means of travelling into the interior is by air. Uzbekistan Airways flies to all the major towns and cities in Uzbekistan on a regular…

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Situated in Uzbekistan on the ancient Silk Road trade route linking the East and the West, the ancient city of Bukhara is Central Asia's holiest city….

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Located in the desert of Uzbekistan's Xorazm Region, along the famous Silk Road trade route, the well preserved ancient city of Khiva is commonly considered to…

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Kyzylkum Desert

Situated between the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers in Central Asia, the Kyzylkum Desert is the 15th largest desert in the world. Kyzylkum, meaning Red Sand, features…

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Located in Uzbekistan and on the famous ancient Silk Road trade route connecting China to the Mediterranean, the city of Samarkand has a rich history as…

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The vibrant city of Tashkent serves as the Capital of Uzbekistan, as well as Central Asia's main tourist and transport hub. This large historic city is…

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