As the Bukhara of Uzbekistan is situated on the trading path of Silk Road, visiting the Trading Domes Of Bukhara completely worth to visit on Uzbekistan Tours.
Bukhara is not only famous for its mosques, Ark Fortress and the majestic Kalyan minaret but also for Medieval Trade Domes In Bukhara.
To prevent the summer heat and unbearable winter winds in Asia, the steady stone vaults as Ancient Trading Domes In Bukhara and in many Turkestan cities became very helpful. The trading domes were highly inspired by the trading dome-shaped indoor markets of many Soviet cities..
During XVI century, under the Shaybanides dynasty, Bukhara became the capital while raising the economic activities and unprecedented growth of the city. As Bukhara is located on the Great Silk Road, the markets and stores get more congested cross-roads of public roads.
Trading Domes Of Bukhara starts from the Lyabi-Khauz to Medrese Miri-Arab, which can be seen on Bukhara Tours
Toki-Sarrofon Trading Dome
Once known as the biggest stocks exchange of Central Asia, Toki-Sarrofon Trading Dome is the meeting place of merchants from India, China and other countries. The salesmen from all over the world came here for exchange currencies from the people, called “sarrafs”. During Bukhara Tours, scarfs and crafted goods are available. It is located beside the Lyabi-Khauz there stands a dome with a cross-road running under it.
Telpak Furushon Trading Dome
Located to the north of Toki-Sarrofon, the massive Telpak Furushon Trading Dome has a hexagonal orientation. The shops selling knives, jewelleries, music instruments and various remembrances, under the dome can be found. There is a medieval blacksmith shop, where one can watch a process of manufacturing knives and other tools. As the shops were selling a book, this trading dome was called as Kitab-Furushon. Slowly, the bookselling place was occupied by shops selling the headwear and ither souvenir products which were made by the local craftsmen.
Tim Abdullakhan Trading Dome
Located along a street, Tim Abdullakhan Trading Dome is an indoor premise where it is always cool. This trading centre were selling carpets and fabrics, over the centuries and also today one can buy variegated carpet, beautiful inwrought kerchief or a square of Bukhara cloth on Uzbekistan Tours.
Toki-Zargaron Trading Dome
Famous as the largest trading dome of Bukhara, Toki-Zargaron Trading Dome is the most northern dome. This trading dome is located near to Poi Kalyan. The elongated Toki-Zargaron dome is stretched upwards and strengthened with ribs.The name Zargaron comes from the word “zargar” which means “goldsmith”. Once there was 36 jeweller’s workshop,and this trading dome was the first among the trading domes of Bukhara. Today one can purchase there jewelleries and different accessories for the house.
Trading Domes Of Bukhara are the major attractions for Bukhara Sights.
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