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On September 8th, over 150 cooks in Tashkent will team up to make the world's largest pot of plov.

In Olmaliq, Tashkent region, on the initiative of Milliy TV channel, a giant portion of plov was cooked. The weight of the record dish, fixed by experts, was more than 6 tons. 

It was a rehearsal for cooking the world’s gigantic plov. The official attempt to set a world record and make it into the Guinness World Records will be held on September 8 within the Festival of Traditional Culture ‘O’zbegim’ that is timed to the first anniversary of Milliy TV channel.


Plov was prepared in a cauldron with a diameter of 4.2 meters and a volume of almost 8 thousand liters, specially cast for this event at the Olmaliq Mining and Metallurgical Combine. The total weight of cauldron was 7070 kg, the depth is 1 meter. The fireplace weighed almost 3 tons. 

For the preparation of plov, plenty of products were used. In particular, beef meat - 826 kg, lamb - 825.5 kg, lamb fat - 195 kg and, most importantly, 1,650 kg of rice. There were also used 2.4 kg of carrots, 185 kg of onions, 350 liters of vegetable oil, 480 kg of salt. All this was seasoned with 4.5 kg of cumin, 165 kg of barberry, 90 kg of peas, 3 kg of black pepper. 

More than 50 famous plov chefs from all over Uzbekistan gathered to cook this plov. The dish was stirred with skimmers of a length of more than 2 meters. 
The plov was served among the guests of the event and more than 22 thousand Olmaliq residents. 

In total, 150 people of different professions worked on the organization and preparation of the event for day and night. 


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Within the framework of the regular meeting of the Cooperation Council «Uzbekistan-European Union» which had been held in Brussels in July 2017, the State Committee of Uzbekistan on development of tourism and the Belgian company «Bandua Communications» signed an agreement on the promotion of the national tourism potential of Uzbekistan on TV5 Monde channels.

On 7 August the film crew arrived to Uzbekistan, where until 14 August will shoot episodes in Samarkand and Bukhara, in particular, about the mausoleum of Amir Temur, Samarkand bread, the Siabzkiy Bazaar, and also «3D mapping» of Registan Square in Samarkand.

Belgian and French audiences, along with the preparation of pilaf in an ordinary Uzbek family, will uncover the secrets of Bukhara blacksmiths and jewelers. 

TV5MONDE is the leading French language channel broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without commercial interruptions. It reaches more than 318 million households and 32 million viewers every week in 200 countries and territories, making TV5MONDE the largest distributed French language network in the world being broadcast via 8 separate feeds. Programming originates from 5 different countries, including France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and French speaking Africa.

Programming includes 18 daily newscasts, subtitled films and series, entertainment programs, documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage.


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A tourist zone called “Samarkand city” will be created in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand city until 2020, according to the decree of the country’s Cabinet of Ministers.

A three-year program worth about 5 million USD dollars for the accelerated development of the tourism potential of Samarkand city and the Samarkand region has been approved in accordance with the decree.

Financing of the program is provided at the expense of funds from the republican and local budgets of Samarkand city and the Samarkand region, as well as domestic and foreign investments.

Modern hotels, cottages, shops and entertainment facilities, including an amphitheater, bowling clubs, karaoke bars, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops will be built in Samarkand within the framework of the program.

Sports and recreational area will be built on the territory of Samarkand rowing channel for the residents of Samarkand and the region, as well as tourists.

It is expected that the implementation of the program will make it possible to increase the tourist flow to Uzbekistan twice by 2022.

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As you may know there is a big event of expo taking place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. Specialized international exhibition EXPO-2017 enlisted by the best tourist guides and top 50 awaited events of the world will take place from June 10 to September 10, 2017 in Astana. For the period of 93 days Kazakhstan will hold one of the most grandiose holidays of the tourist season. 115 countries and 18 international organizations have confirmed their participation. It is expected that the event will be visited by up to 5 mln people from all over the world.


We truly believe there is a great opportunity to attract international participants that travel in Kazakhstan and most importantly combining it with Uzbekistan tours. If you have a chance to contact your country representatives and/or individual participants to offer them combined journeys in Central Asia including Uzbekistan, we would love to cooperate and help you with all arrangements.


Thank you for your time and have a nice day!




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Uzbekistan postponed abolishment of visas for tourists from 27 countries, initially planned for 1 April 2017, until 1 January 2021. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a corresponding decree on 22 December.

The document says the decision had been made in order to create the required conditions and guarantee safety of lives and health of foreign tourists and the country’s citizens.

Previous decree, dated 2 December, announced abolishment of visas for tourists arriving in the country for less than 30 days from 15 states: Australia Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan.

Additionally, visas should have been abolished for citizens aged 55 and up coming from 12 states: Belgium, Indonesia, China (within tourist groups),Malaysia, USA, France, Vietnam, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

The decree notes that the proposal to postpone abolishment of visas had been prepared by the State Tourism Development Committee (former Uzbektourism national company), Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Customs Committee and other structures.

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Uzbekistan has introduced visa-free travel for citizens from 27 countries.

Uzbekistan's President-elect Shavkat Mirziyaev signed a decree on December 6, according to which citizens of Australia, Austria, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and Japan can enter the country without a visa for tourism purposes for up to 30 days.

The decree also states that citizens aged 55 or over from the United States, Belgium, France, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Israel can enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes.

Tourists from all 27 countries will have to pay a $50 entrance fee. The decree comes into force on April 1, 2017.

Mirziyaev was elected president of post-Soviet Central Asia's most populous country on December 4.

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For transportation of passengers since September, 5th, 2016 a fast train №60/59 "O'ZBEKISTON" link Tashkent-Andijan-Tashkent is appointed in daily basis.
      Running transit time constitutes 6 hours.
      Train departure from Tashkent at 08-05, arrival in Andijan at 14-05;
      Train departure from Andijan at 15-25, arrival in Tashkent at 21-25; 
      Along the road the train stops at stations PAP, Kokand and Margilan.

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News Agency Euronews spoke about the new series of "Postcards of Uzbekistan", where a journalist Seamus Kearney invites viewers to travel to the most beautiful places of Uzbekistan, to see the rich cultural heritage of the country and re-discover the ancient cities of the region.

Uzbekistan, located in the heart of Central Asia, on the border with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, is a country well known for its bright colors and architectural treasures.

The broadcast also includes stories about the traditions of Uzbekistan and some entertaining stories, the press service of NC "Uzbektourism" said.

Viewers will be able to see Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent.

The first six episodes are devoted to the historical and cultural monuments of Samarkand.

1. Madrasah Tilla-Kari. This 17th-century building is located in the Northern part of the Registan square. The audience will take a walk around the monument and see the decorative art on the walls and gilded dome.

2. Samarkand paper. The art of making Samarkand paper, considered the best in the world was revived recently. At a small workshop, you can hear the story of making this paper.

3. Shakhi Zinda. The journalist will show the most interesting places of this unique complex, which includes mausoleums and other sacred buildings dating back to the 9th and 14th centuries.

4. Siab Bazaar. This market is one of the oldest in Uzbekistan and is a typical part of everyday life of the local population. Production here includes local spices, vegetables, sweets and bread.

5. Tomb of the prophet Daniel. Many places declare as the burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel. Among them are the tomb outside of Samarkand. According to a legend, when Timur rode with his caravan, carrying the relics of St. Daniel in Samarkand, his famous horse stopped dead and refused to move on. And in the place where he stood, a stream started to run.

6. Bibi-Khanym Mosque. This is one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world, built in the 15th century. Viewers will learn about the architectural features of the monument and the legends around him.

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