447 400 km²
Tashkent is incredibly charming and original - here the oriental flavor of the ancient city, whose age has exceeded two thousand years, and the gloss of the modern metropolis complement each other favorably.
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...
From 707 to 1920s, Bukhara was the capital of eight different states and each of them left its historical and architectural imprint, creating it as it is now - pompous, orientally luxurious and atmospheric.
Surely in many oriental tales or stories about brave travelers you read something like this: "... in the middle of the sands, like a mirage, a city appeared, with towers, domes and minarets."
447 400 km²
Uzbek Sum (UZS)
It is unlikely that you will see such cordiality and large numbers of sincere smiles anywhere else - the Uzbeks are amazingly hospitable and very open people. By itself, this country clings to you, literally, from the first minutes: everything seems so ancient, unusual, but at the same time very cozy, one wants to continue to study this Eastern fairy tale without stopping even for a moment.
It warms you up a in a magical feeling of national flavor, which is impregnated with everything around, starting from the local architecture and ending with spicy flavors coming from small cafes where they cook their favorite national dishes.
Uzbekistan is not a classic tourist country with a standard set of entertainment, but an ancient and distinctive land, most of the attractions of which originated thousands of years ago.
It is unlikely that you will see such cordiality and large numbers of sincere smiles anywhere else - the Uzbeks are amazingly hospitable and very open people.