Artistic Crafts of Uzbekistan

Ancient traditions of carpet weaving, embroidery, dying of fabrics, jewelry art and chase, plaiting from willow rods, carving and painting on the wood were developing and improving for centuries. In the result the unique art schools had appeared, where each of the craft centers was developing its originality. Rishtan ceramics, Urgut embroidery, Bukhara golden sewing, Margilan satin, Karakalpak and Khorezm jewelry, Chust scull-caps, Pap encrusted knives, Tashkent fettling are widely known.

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TASHKENT: PAST AND PRESENT

Tashkent is a city on border of agricultural oases of Central Asia and boundless Eurasian steppes. It exists already more than two thousand years. In an extreme antiquity when this city still was known as Chach, it was not very large and on history value considerably conceded to more southern neighbors – to Samarkand and Bukhara. But archeologists today confidently identify in territory of modern capital of Republic of Uzbekistan some significant archeological objects, that are ancestors of Tashkent. And the kept monuments of ancient architecture have venerable age. Thus, well-known underground chilla-khana at Zain ad-din bobo mausoleum is constructed in XII century. But a great amount of ancient monuments of Tashkent which can be seen today, concern to XVI century when Tashkent became capital of one of the big state appendages of Sheibanid and ruled by authoritative branch of this dynasty.

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Lakes of Uzbekistan

There are 80 lakes on the territory of Uzbekistan. All of them are small in size. The biggest lake is the Aral Sea, whose southern part belongs to Uzbekistan. Over the last decades the lake has considerably shrunk with water receding hundreds of kilometers from its shores. Numerous projects have been launched to tackle this problem. For instance, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea was established.

Almost all of the lakes are in the mountains (at an altitude of 2,000-3,000 meters). Their surface is usually no more than 1 sq. km. The lakes on the plains are usually not very deep.

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Welcome to Inn-A Rooming House. Accommodation in Tashkent.

Inn-A is privately owned fully refurbished 3 Bedroom legal Accommodation (type of Rooming House) in Tashkent city, the capital of Uzbekistan. We have three spacious guest rooms (two double and one triple) with high quality furniture and fittings for your comfort during your stay. Elongated – 2.10 m. (6.89 ft.) – double beds in two rooms can be easily converted to two single beds.

Inn-A Rooming House
– Is within easy access of Tashkent Airport and Railway station
– Is within easy walking distance with a variety of shops, and restaurants available
– Is an ideal base for business people who are looking for good quality and inexpensive overnight accommodation
– Suits perfectly for leisure visitors looking for quiet and safe guest accommodation in Tashkent
– Is an ideal accommodation when you would prefer to have all the space and comforts of home at your disposal

Note: Rooming House – Rented residential premises where an individual shares a kitchen and bathroom with others.

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Morning Palov
Ceremony of the morning palov is held during the wedding (“sunnat-tuyi” or marriage ceremony) and commemoration ceremonies ( 20 days and 1 year after the date of death). Organizers of the wedding appoint the date and time of the morning palov, having agreed preliminarily with the mahalla community or quarter’s committee. Invitations for this day are sent to relatives, neighbors and friends. In the evening, one day before the event the ‘sabzi tugrar” ceremony (slicing the carrot)is held which is usually visited by neighbors and close relatives. After the ceremony all participants are invited to the table. Usually, performers are also invited to the “sabzi tugrar” ceremony. At the table during the feasting elders distribute the duties among the present. Morning palov should be ready by the end of the morning prayer – “bomdod namozi”, because the participants of such prayer should be the first guests. By the end of the morning prayer the sounds of karnay, sunray and tambourine announce the start of the morning palov serving ceremony.
Guests take seats around the tables and after reading the fotiha (wishes) flat bread and tea are served. Just then the palov in lagans (large plates) are served – one for two. After the feast the lagans are removed, and guests again make a fotiha, and having thanked the host, they leave. Upon their departure the tables are fixed quickly for reception of new guests. Morning palov ceremony usually lasts for one and half – two hours. During this time the invited performers sing songs. At the end of morning palov the honorable guests are given gifts – usually these are chapans (traditional men’s robes). Commemoration palov differs from the celebration one by that the guests having taken the seats read the suras from the Qur’an and commemorate the passed away person. The feasting is finished also by reading suras from the Qur’an. Performers are not invited to the commemoration ceremony, and tables are fixed more moderately comparing with celebration. One should note the specific feature that the celebration and commemoration palov ceremonies are served only by men.

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The camel breathes more slowly than the other mammals; its body temperature is higher and perspires later but when this happens the moistened hair turns into a sort of an isolator and does not let the organism to overheat. In the cool of the night it, on the contrary, preserves the warmth. In the winter period its hump, neck, shoulders and head covers in hair the length of which at times reaches the tip of its tail; it falls by summer. Its wool is turned into wonderful manufacture which in softness can be compared to silk. The camel does not lose much liquid. Its kidneys secrete highly concentrated urine which has a pleasant smell of eaten plants. In old times, maybe even now, people used it for washing the hair. Maybe because of this and the use of black and red henna the local beautiful women can be proud of their gorgeous, shining thick mane of hair.

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Ghorepani Trek

Trip duration: 9 Days
Trek / Tour Destination – Ghorepani (2775 m.)
Walking Hour: Normally 4 to 5 hours every day
Grade: Easy Trek
Activity: Trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu – Ends in: Kathmandu
Transportation: Private car
Best Time for Trek: March to May & September to November

This Ghorepani trek is an easy trek and is a very popular one in Nepal. The highest point of this trek (3200 mtrs) and for many the highlight is an early morning pilgrimage to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, where the mountains stretch as far as the eye can see North towards Tibet West towards the Dhaulagiri Himal and East with superb views of the Annapurna Himal. Not a difficult trek, but it helps if you have a reasonable degree of fitness. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views.

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Gokyo Ri – Kala Pattar Trek – Across Cho La Pass

Trip duration: 20 Days
Walking Hour – Normally 4 to 5 Hours Every Day
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Maximum altitude: 5545m
Activity: Trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu – Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or Lodge (tea house)
Best Time for Trek – may not be advisable during winter [January & February] and the monsoon season [July & August].

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Winter Recreation in Uzbekistan, know-how to get energy charged and lots of emotions
Thousands of tourists every year, taking advantage of winter discounts, make a fascinating journey to Tashkent, Samarqand, Bukhoro, Khiva, the ancient cities, located on the Great Silk Road. But, Uzbekistan is mostly attractive in winter for connoisseurs of skiing. Tourists from Austria and Russia who had a fascinating trip to the mountainous areas of Uzbekistan make sure in that. More…

Taleb Rifai: “Vital initiatives on Silk Road travel again at work in Samarqand”
Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai who took part in a number of noticeable tourist actions in Uzbekistan, has answered the questions of UT correspondent.  More…

A Souvenir to Remember an Enthralling Tour
Any traveler who returns from wanderings in far-away lands, wishes to keep something to remember the acquaintance with a new country and its people.  More…

Inbound Tourism – as an crucial factor of the industry’s advancement
“It is widely known that inbound tourism can play no less important role both in national and regional economy. It is rather essential source inland revenues, provides the employment of small business and creates numerous workplaces.  More…

O’zbekturizm National Company introduces a new scheme for government and private sector partnership in the travel area
The national tourism administration, in cooperation with private travel businesses, public institutions and stakeholders, has set up seven commissions to facilitate progress in the sphere. More…

In the Land of Goitred Gazelle – living in the kingdom of sandy sea
Looking at endless steppes of the Qizilqum Desert a question rises: what does it attract numerous academics with, especially the small part of the sandy sea? That small area is the reserve zone known to the scientific world as Ecology Center Jeyran, thanks to which the endangered kind of wonderful antelopes was saved. More…

Traditional Belt For All Occasions the Uzbek men’s belbog’ strap
The national traditional clothing has always been distinguished for its high practicality and versatility grounded on the century-old people’s experience. Humans have always been tending to look for clothing protecting them from cold and heat, was comfortable and beautiful. However, the versatility and details of the costume were important as well. Belbog’ that was worn by Uzbek men of yore met all abovementioned requirements. More…

Genuine Assistant. From the history of domestication and breeding of dogs
From the far past, the dog among other animals was the most staunch friend of the man. And this argument is backed by the findings of the archeologists and the whole range of petroglyphs with the scenes of hunting with dogs for wild animals in the Mountains of Tyan Shyan and Pamir-Alai. The ancient Uzbek land is the place of domesticating of dog along with such animals as camel and Karakul sheep. More…

Secrets of Magic Patterns – Mysteries of symbols in the ancient Uzbek ornament
The national Uzbek ornament is extremely rich and rather beautiful, it is significant and deep in its essence, as the most ancient symbolism lies on its basis. The key to its solution is in certain cases already lost, but thanks to laborious work of the Uzbek scientists-art-historians and national masters preserving the ancestors’ heritage, the magic patterns reveal some of their secrets. More…

“Golden Cradle”
This is what the wise men used to refer to Uzbek folk epic poetry, a source of national culture. Folklore is reasonably considered each nation’s most invaluable riches. The ancient verbal literature of Uzbeks includes such imperishable treasure as the national eposes, the special place among which belongs to the poetic legend Alpomish. More…

From the history of national headwear
The national clothing, as the mirror, reflects the outlook and originality of people. The traditional costume becomes a peculiar chronicle of the ancestors’ life. Headwear is one of the most expressive and vivid component of the traditional national dress.  More…

Traditional Open-Air Uzbek Circus performed under the dome of blue sky
Circus art has at all times been breathtaking for every person. It is accessible and clear; it unites people irrespective of their age, nationality or riches. It is known that its roots go as long ago as antiquity. Even then people were able to entertain themselves with such circus genres as juggling, training, and acrobatics. This argument is backed by rock paintings and monuments dating back to the last centuries B.C. and the beginning of A.D. More…