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.
The city, glorified in myths and legends, survived slavery during the times of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, turned by the emir Timur into the capital of a huge empire and the center of medieval science and art, cultivated great poets and philosophers.
Samarkand still keeps its rich heritage to this day, thanks to which it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Just imagine - for almost 25 centuries this city was a real political and economic “heart” of Eurasia, legends circulated about its wealth and abundance. This is reflected in the stunning architecture and dozens, if not hundreds local monuments. Incredible Registan Square, Gur-Emir mausoleum, Shahi-Zinda tomb ensemble, Bibi-Khanum mosque, Khoja Daniyar mausoleum (saint, revered in Islam, Christianity and Judaism) and many others literally amaze the imagination of city guests.
Nowhere else will you see so complex and skillfully executed architectural delights that inspire great respect for their creators. Sometimes it even seems that the hand of man simply could not create something so beautiful and harmonious.
But despite all its antiquity and pomp, Samarkand is now quite a modern city, where business is in full swing, science and industry are developing. Its history is wonderfully intertwined with the new time, which only gives it even more brilliance and charm.