Uzbekistan is an exotic country of vast expanses. The country is known for its historical travels, charismatic and cruel leaders. There is also an exquisite Islamic architecture. It is a land of history, mosques, markets, flowers, sounds, and mysterious aromas.
There are three ancient cities along the Great Silk Road in Uzbekistan. These are Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. These cities are famous for their spices, inventions, religions, and kilometers of silk.
Also, jewelry made of gold and silver is unique in this country. Cities of Uzbekistan are connected with China in the east, and with empires in the west. Bukhara is in an oasis. Khiva is surrounded by an ancient wall. And Samarkand is a 2500-year-old city that encompasses various cultures of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is landlocked. It consists of mountains and deserts, only a small part of it has arable land.
Due to its strategic location in Central Asia, Uzbekistan knew many wars and the overthrow of several empires. Therefore, the cities of Uzbekistan are known for their diverse architecture. Because several rulers who conquered the country-influenced these lands. This architecture includes Islamic tiles, turquoise domes of mosques, ancient fortified cities, and colorful bazaars.
The Best Seasons to visit Uzbekistan
The best seasons to visit Uzbekistan are spring, from mid-March to the end of May, and during autumn, from September to November. The temperatures during summer rise to about 35 degrees Celsius and in Winter as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Independence: Formerly part of the USSR, Uzbekistan gained its independence on the 1st of September 1991.
Coordinated universal time: UTC+5
International dialing code: +998
Afghanistan – to the south
Kazakhstan – to the North and West
Kyrgyzstan – to the East
Tajikistan – to the Southeast
Turkmenistan – to the Southwest
English – popular mainly among the young generation
Sunni Islam: 88%
Orthodox Christianity: 9%