Cultural Tourism in Uzbekistan is all about the ancient arts of calligraphy, pottery, and wood-working alongside artisans in Tashkent, Khiva, and Bukhara, wandering in local bazaars alongside local merchants or carpet-weaving skills alongside women in Samarkand on your Uzbekistan Tours. The country with its diversity and cultural variations is just mesmerizing and vibrant and full of travelers.
You will have the chance to discover Uzbekistan’s historical treasures, its present-day traditions of hospitality, unique local customs and other ways of life.
Here is a list of cool Cultural Tourism in Uzbekistan Facts :
Uzbekistan promises many interesting and fascinating tours around historical sites which all have some ancient stories to tell.
Under the leadership of Alexander the Great, Greeks came to this country initiating the endless change of ruling dynasties in around 4th century BCE.
Passing through China and many major cities like Iran, Turkey, and Italy was the Great Silk Road that connected Uzbekistan to these countries for the silk trade.
Even India was under of the Great Moguls dynasty over 200 years.
Turkey was conquered by Amir Temur at the beginning of the 15th century.
Uzbekistan Tourism promises the oldest Cultural tourism in the world :
The Fergana Valley is famous for its artisans – potters at the Rishtan ceramics school and silk weavers in Margilan, among countless others. Samarkand has its own ceramics school, carpet weaving center, and the famous Meros Paper Mill, which makes paper from mulberry bark using techniques passed down through the centuries which you can witness on your Uzbekistan Tours.
Bukhara and Samarkand are the main tourist attractions of Uzbekistan. This is because these cities are famous for ancient architecture and were places of great historic events in medieval times.
Tours of these places are a great way to meet the artisans themselves and learn about the production of their famous creations using ancient techniques.
Samanid dynasty which is an unprecedented cultural city was the most important city in the center of the X-XI century. With our customized Uzbekistan Tourism Packages you will be able to visit Uzbek city’s historical and cultural monuments, manuscripts that hide its secret history.
Cultural Activities in Uzbekistan are at its best in the country and for those who love textiles, ceramics, patterns, and festive colors, this country is exactly where you should be.
Bukhara is perhaps the best place to buy souvenirs, with a wide variety of top-quality crafts and gifts, while nimble woodcarvers can be seen hard at work in Tashkent and Khiva. Uzbekistan has preserved its rich cultural heritage in regular festivals, sporting events, and everyday life. In the past Bukhara was the capital of the Great Silk Road. Cultural tourism offers tangible opportunities to participate in distinctive, time-honored Central Asian traditions.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry