The Times publishes Uzbekistan travel guide

The Times publishes Uzbekistan travel guide

LONDON, February 14. /“Dunyo” IA/. The Times has published an article “Uzbekistan travel guide: When to go, what to do, and why you’ll love it”, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

The article is written by British travel author Megan Eaves with the assistance of Uzbekistan’s Ambassador for Tourism to the UK Sophie Ibbotson.

The author writes that situated at a major crossroads on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan over-indexes in culture, heritage and history. It holds a spellbinding array of architecture and ancient sites in cities such as Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara, which were among the world’s busiest and most important trading centres for millennia. Uzbekistan’s glittering, tiled madrasas, towering minarets and sky-blue domes comprise some of the most recognisable and beautiful Islamic architecture in the world.

There are burgeoning and unexpected contemporary art and music scenes and vast, varied Uzbek landscapes. Expect tremendously underrated nature and outdoor sports, whether hiking in the lush Fergana Valley, skiing in the Tien Shan mountains or sleeping under the stars at a desert yurt camp.

The author mentions the warm hospitality in Uzbekistan. “… you’ll never go hungry with heaping bowls of plov (rice pilaf) and endless cups of tea or locally made wine at every turn. Often the most memorable experiences come in learning to cook, paint or embroider in the home of a master artisan. Uzbekistan has opened its doors to the world in recent decades, simplifying its visa processes, doing away with bureaucratic requirements and upgrading domestic transport with zippy high-speed trains, making it an easy country to travel around” Megan Eaves writes.