Karakalpakstan Attractions

Karakalpakstan Attractions

Karakalpakstan Overview :

Located in north-western part of Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan is an autonomous republic in Uzbekistan. Surrounded by desert sands, Republic Of Karakalpastan offers to explore Karakalpakstan Attractions those are unique from the other sights of Uzbekistan.

On the south west of Karakalpakstan, Karakum Desert can be found whereas, in the North West, Ustyurt Plateau and in north-east part, Kyzylkum Desert can be found.

During Uzbekistan Tours, you can enjoy the fascinating scenery, ruins of the ancient monuments and found Karakalpakstan as an "archaeological reserve".

Karakalpakstan Attractions
Karakalpakstan Attractions
Karakalpakstan Attractions

History Of Karakalpakstan

In between 500 AC and 500 AD, Karakalpakstan was a fertile agricultural region. The region was prosperous in the 16th century and it was the home of nomadic people. In 1873, Karakalpakstan came under Russian Empire by the Khanate of Khiva. It was also an autonomous in the time of Soviet era. However, after 1970, as the directions of Amu Darya and Syr Darya are diverted by Soviet rulers, the drainage of Aral Sea started which results into drought. Karakalpakstan became the poorest region in Uzbekistan from the most prosperous one, because of the drainage of Aral Sea.

Karakalpakstan Highlights Point Of Attraction :

Due to some speciality of Karakalpakstan Attractions, the region became one of the highlighted Uzbekistan Destinations.

  • Nukus Museum of Art

  • Aral Sea : The worst kind of disaster which make a large lake into a desert and covered with toxic chemicals of weapon testing.

  • Muynak : Visit the ship cemetery

  • Savitsky Art Museum : Visit the second largest Russian avant garde museum as Karapalkastan Attractions

  • Kyzylkum Desert and Karakum Desert

Things To Do In Karakalpakstan :

  • The Desert Castles : On Uzbekistan Tours, visit the Desert Castles of ancient Khorezm which were built in between 4 BC and 7 AD. There are eight castles which are protected under UNESCO sites such as Toprak Qala, Ayaz Qala, Koy-Kirilgan Qala, and Big Guldursun fortress, Pil Qala, Anka Qala, Kurgashin Qala and Djanbas Qala.

  • Spend The Night On The Shores Of The Aral Sea : Spending the night on the shores of Aral Sea in camping trips is one of the interesting things to do in Aral Sea basin. Most of the visitors enjoy the overnight camping trips in the shore of the Aral Sea which realizes the visitors about the biggest environmental disasters.

  • Visit The Nomadic Karakalpaks : You can meet the Karakalpaks or the local people which are settled in lower Amu Darya River and southern shores of Aral Sea. You can find the people living in the traditional summer yurts. The Best Time To Visit Uzbekistan for Karakalpakstan is from March to mid May.

  • Moynaq Ship Graveyard : In the trip, you can see the rusted and abandoned ships which were used for fishing and trading when this place was known as Muynak port, in the deserted area.

  • Nukus Museum Of Art : Named after Savitsky, the Nukus Museum Art is one of the major Karakalpakstan Attractions with a collection of more than 90, 000 exhibits. It comes second in largest Russian avant grade museum in the world after the Russian Museum St. Petersburg.

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