Uzbekistan is one of two countries in the world, where, in order to access the sea coast, you must cross the borders of 2 states in any direction, since its closest neighbors also don’t have access to the oceans.
The first states on the lands of Uzbekistan emerged by 7-8 centuries BC.
The largest bank note in Uzbekistan is 100,000 sums, which is about 12 US dollars.
According to sociological surveys, residents of Uzbekistan are leading in terms of happiness among all CIS countries.
Uzbekistan has a rapidly drying up Aral Sea — before the water body began to shallow, this lake was the fourth largest on the planet.
Uzbek Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, comparable in its age to Rome. Scientists estimate its age at more than 2,750 years.
Uzbekistan grows melons, considered the most delicious in the world because of their sweetness and aroma.
All fruits in Uzbekistan are environmentally friendly and have no impurities. Therefore, fruits and vegetables in Uzbekistan retain their natural flavor.
Uzbekistan is the birthplace of television. It was here, on July 26, 1928, that the image of moving objects at a distance was transmitted by radio.
Tashkent TV Tower - the highest tower in Central Asia. And in terms of height in the world, it occupies the 11th place.
In terms of gold reserves, Uzbekistan ranks 4th in the world.
Every year, more than 1.5 million tourists visit Uzbekistan.
In 1977, the first metro in Central Asia was built in Tashkent.
The oldest bazaar in Tashkent, operating from the 8th century to the present day, is the Chorsu bazaar.
This description is ideally suited to the former capital of the great state of Khorezmshah, which is surrounded on both sides by the sands of Kyzyl Kum and Karakum. The current Khiva differs little from the one it was many centuries ago and that is why it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Many legends are connected with its origin, and in some of them even biblical characters are mentioned - Noah and his son. The most common is that they dug the Kheyvak well, around which the city grew. The fateful well exists to this day and is located at the northern wall of Ichan-Kala, attracting hundreds of pilgrims.
List the sights of Khiva can be infinitely long, because it is literally 90% of them. But nevertheless there are some places that you should see: the inner fortress of Ichan-Kala, which is a clear “illustration” of the ancient eastern settlement, the Muhammad-Aminkhan madrasah, the stunningly beautiful Kalta Minar minaret, the Juma mosque, the Tash-Khauli palace and Islam Hodge Minaret, 57 meters high!
As you understand, this is only a small part of what we would like to tell about Khiva, but otherwise the book will not be enough. Here you need to see everything with your own eyes, touch and examine. It will take far more than one day, but believe me, you will only be happy for this! I really do not want to leave here, the city has a special, attractive energy.