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The mausoleum and the mosque have been reconstructed, an area of almost 8 hectares has been landscaped. In one of the buildings of the complex there is a museum, a library and a gathering of citizens of makhallas.

On both sides of the complex there were built 30 cottages for artisans 4.5 weave each. On the first floor of two-storey cottages workshops and shops will open.

The artisan quarter is built here for a reason. Suzuk-ota was a famous master of the 11th century, he was a teacher of more than a hundred craftsmen and artisans.

Centuries pass, generations change, but the ancient traditions of handicraft continue. The Suzuk-ota complex has become a real center of artisans, which will be interesting to visit for pilgrims and people visiting Uzbekistan tours !

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 The famous magician and illusionist Van Deissner with his wife and two-year-old son came from Germany to Uzbekistan in 66 days, traveling 11342 kilometers. The family follows the Great Silk Road, within 10 months travelers will get acquainted with the lifestyle of people in different countries. Toby plans to cross China and then travel to Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Along the route they stopped in Tashkent, Khiva, Samarkand and other cities for Uzbekistan tour. 

 “Four days have passed since we arrived in Uzbekistan. On the way to your country, we drove more than a dozen countries. I read a lot of books about your country. Thanks to these books, I learned a lot about Uzbekistan tours and now we want to see the country's historical monuments, to get acquainted with the customs of your people! ”Says Toby Van Deissner.

 Tourists are expected to get acquainted with the lifestyle of different countries and people for 10 months. They intend to cross China from north to south until September 2019. Then travel to Laos, Thailand and Malaysia, ending the trip.


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Our country is rich not only in historical sites and events, but very often we hold international musical, dance, sports and other festivals.

If you are on Uzbekistan tour these dates make sure to visit the place, it will be interesting!

On June 8 and 9, 2019, a two-day city festival of electronic music "SUNRISE" will take place in Tashkent. It will bring together producers and DJs from Italy, France, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia, as well as representatives of the local electronic scene.

The festival is organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Development of Tourism in conjunction with the promotional company "Faculty of Acoustics". The main goal of the large-scale event is to demonstrate the country's potential in the development of recreational youth tourism and its readiness for the trends of modern culture.

“SUNRISE” will be the beginning of the regular holding of music festivals in the central state of Asia - Uzbekistan, which is open to tourists and electronic music fans from around the world.

The festival will begin on June 8 at 11.00 in the Central Park. Mirzo Ulugbek (formerly Telman Park) and will end at 23.00, and June 9 - from 17.00 to 23.00. Local and guest musicians will play music of such genres as deep house, electronics, techno, melodic house, melodic techno, acid, downtempo, etc.

Also within the framework of the festival, exhibitions of works of artists and street art will be held. Pavilions “Made in Uzbekistan” and “UzbekiSTAN you don’t expect” will be built for them. Everyone can present their works at exhibitions.




It is possible to get to the “Voskhod” festival during your Uzbekistan tour absolutely free of charge.


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The first Smart Museum in Central Asia opened in the mausoleum of Amir Temur in Samarkand. Currently, the audio guide is available for ten exhibits in five languages - Russian, Uzbek, English, French and Korean.

The director of SmartChain LLC, Bobur Rakhimov, spoke about the first experience of creating a Smart Museum, its purpose and significance for the development of tourism. From his words it became clear that now visitors have the opportunity to get additional information about the exhibit and / or the mausoleum with modern interactive methods. Technical capabilities allow the visitor to be immersed in the atmosphere of long-gone years, places and events, to recreate historical scenes and images that clearly highlight historical and cultural traditions.

For visitors, the possibility is realized when using a smartphone (headphones are given to each visitor) to use the audio guide for the main exhibits. Directing the camera of the smartphone to the object of the exhibition, marked with an icon, the visitor is provided with a story about the object of art. Moving between the objects of the exhibition in the specified order, the visitor receives a full-fledged tour in a rhythm convenient for him. At the same time he will be able to listen to the information provided. Also, video fragments from historical chronicles were created to convey to the visitor a historical atmosphere.

Opportunities are not limited to excursion content. For example, an interactive Uzbekistan exposition consisting of four smart-pictures and eight 3D racks has been created on the territory of the mausoleum. The visitor receives interactive information about the historical regions of our country.

The first Smart-Museum in Central Asia opened in Samarkand
The technology of augmented reality on the NazzAR platform is a system of user interaction with objects of the surrounding world, using a smartphone. The user receives additional interactive content in the form of audio, video, 3D-scenes and objects. To get started, the user needs to install the NazzAR application available on Android and iOS devices on his smartphone.

B. Rakhimov noted that this project was implemented on the instructions of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. During his visit to Samarkand in January of this year, when the system was presented to the head of state, he proposed to introduce it in all major historical monuments of the country. “Here is the first result. The implementation of our project in museums and monuments will allow recreating historical scenes of the past, “revitalize” a static image, convey the “spirit of the times” and immerse the visitor into the world of exposition. Using the NazzAR solution, the visitor is given the opportunity not only to hear about the exhibit or the exhibition, but also to see the history, ”said B. Rakhimov.

The first Smart-Museum in Central Asia opened in Samarkand
The presentation of the Smart Museum took place the other day while visiting its members of the Association for the Study of the Culture and Art of the Temurids from France. According to the interlocutor, the guests, who were headed by the President of the Association, the famous historian Frederic-Bopertuis Bressan, highly appreciated the possibilities of the technology of augmented reality.

The first Smart-Museum in Central Asia opened in Samarkand
Speaking about other possibilities of his offspring, B. Rakhimov stressed that immersion in virtual reality will begin at the entrance to Amir Temur’s crypt. Visitors will wear virtual reality glasses in Ziyoratkhan. Thus, the entrance to the crypt with the help of modern technology will open to the visitor an exciting scene, he will be able to see the crypt itself in a 360-degree view.

At the same time, for the convenience of visitors, an interactive map of the complex has been created, which, unlike a regular map, has interactive features. In particular, when you hover the smartphone on separate sections of the map, a 3D model of sights appears on the smartphone screen. Thus, the map is integrated into the overall solution and becomes part of an amazing journey through the museum. Following the prepared routes on the map, the visitor approaches the perception of the museum’s exhibits more holistically.

B. Rakhimov noted that interactive souvenir cards are being created to extend the visitor’s journey. By purchasing a set of souvenir cards, a visitor can later reuse video, audio, and 3D content, share impressions with friends and acquaintances. The use of such cards allows you to draw attention to the museum, its exhibits and exhibitions, as well as expand its audience.

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Rally Muynak: extreme competitions were held in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

From May 2 to May 5, for the first time, the Avinalli Muynak-2019 sports competitions were held in the Muynak district, organized by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan, Zhokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development.

This event was interesting not only for Uzbekistan citizens, but also for those who came for Uzbekistan tours. 

 42 motorists, 20 bikers and 2 buggy owners from the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and various regions of Uzbekistan took part in the competition. The route, length of which amounted to 440 km, included the shores of Lake Sudochie, ascents to the elevation, off-road at the canyons, as well as the plains of the dried bottom of the Aral Sea.

 The journey began on the morning of May 3 from the shores of the Aral Sea to the first finish - Aktumsyk village, where, due to the difficulties of overcoming the route, only half of the cars arrived.

 On the second day of the competition, a start was given in the opposite direction to the city of Muynak, where, upon completion of a long race, athletes were met by a crowd of spectators.

The closing ceremony of the event was held on May 5 in Muynak, where the results of the competitions were announced and the winners awarded.

Each year interest in Muynak and Aral Sea shores region growing rapidly among the people coming for Uzbekistan tours. 

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The pylons are designed primarily for tourists: they provide information about the sights of the capital and show a map on which tourist sites are marked.

24-hour monitors are located in the area of the Uzbek National Academic Drama Theater, the State Musical Theater named after Mukimi, the State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi, the International Airport named after Islam Karimov, the Madrasa Kukaldosh, the Uzbek State Circus, the International Westminster University of Tashkent, the Hotel Uzbekistan, Pushkin Square and st. Sayilgoh ("Broadway").

According to the press service of the city administration, the pylons were installed by the hokimiyat together with the Department of Tourism Development and MediaLux LLC.

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In 2019, Uzbekistan entered the list of ten most attractive countries among the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Uzbekistan tours become more and more popular around the world each year.

 The Global Muslim Travel Index was developed jointly with the Singapore-based Crescent Rating and Mastercard. The top ten also includes such Muslim countries as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

 Uzbekistan hits the top 10 most attractive countries for ziyorat tourism.

Uzbekistan has improved its position due to the cooperation of the State Committee for Tourism Development with the agency Crescent Rating International. During the year, representatives of the agency analyzed the ways of developing ziyorat tourism and Uzbekistan tours in the country, and in February this year they took part in the First International Forum on Ziyorat Tourism and Uzbekistan tours in Bukhara. The attractiveness of Uzbekistan tours also increased due to the liberalization of the visa regime and the abolition of the visa for a number of countries.

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Popular American bloggers visited Uzbekistan and “blew up” the Internet with their videos.

American travel bloggers drove through the most famous cities of Uzbekistan. The video, which they soon posted on the network, has already gained more than 100 thousand views.

American brothers Alex and Marco are famous Californian bloggers. Coming to new cities and countries, they are trying to show something unknown. What happened to them when visiting Uzbekistan, you can find out by watching the video.




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The British newspaper the Guardian published a detailed guide for one-month-long travel to Uzbekistan.

The publication invites its readers to explore the “heritage of the Silk Road, desert landscapes, the Tashkent subway and the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in a country where tourists are encouraged by new, relaxed visa rules.”

The newspaper recommends visiting 8 cities: Tashkent, Marglan, Andijan, Kokand, Samarkand, Bukhara, Nurata and Nukus.

Below is the link for original article:

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President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional measures to accelerate the development of tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

The document notes that the simplification of the visa regime and the rules of stay in Uzbekistan, along with the development of infrastructure and the promotion of the country’s tourist potential abroad, led to a twofold increase in the number of foreigners visiting the country - from 2.60 million in 2017 to 5.3 million in 2018.


The list includes Australia, Austria, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Vatican, Luxembourg, Hungary, Brunei Darussalam, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Canada, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden , Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, New Zealand, Portugal, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Malta, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Chile, Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Finland, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Estonia .


It should be noted that Uzbekistan in February 2018 introduced a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days for citizens of seven countries - Israel, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan. Later, this list was expanded and Tajikistan, France and Germany were included.


Besides that from 1 February, citizens of 76 countries are granted the right to receive an electronic entry visa through the system.

This list includes the following countries:  Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Egypt, Barbados, Belize, Venezuela, Uruguay, Gabon, Qatar, Kuwait, Grenada, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Jordan, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Guyana, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Tonga, Laos, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Samoa, United Arab Emirates, Albania, Angola, Vanuatu, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Cape Verde , Cameroon, Kiribati, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Mauritius, Macedonia, the Marshall Islands and Nauru, Citizens of Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, Senegal, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Philippines, Ecuador, El Salvador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Bahamas, and the Commonwealth of the West, the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, the Bahamas, and the Commonwealth of the West, the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, the Solomon Islands, the Bahamas, and the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Independent States, USA, Vietnam, Oman, Tunisia, Nepal, Federated States of Micronesia, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica can receive electronic entry visas to Uzbekistan.


The system was launched on 15 July 2018. The system can be used by citizens arriving in Uzbekistan for tourism purposes from countries for which a simplified procedure for issuing visas has been established (now citizens of 51 countries can use it). The size of the consular fee is US$20.


At the same time, from 15 March, Uzbekistan introduces double and multiple electronic entry visas for a period of 30 days.


Welcome to Uzbekistan!


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Experts of International SOS and Control Risks compiled a map with risk assessments for tourists for 2019.

Uzbekistan is recognized as the safest travel country in Central Asia. The level of threats to tourists here is quite low, the same as in most EU countries.

International SOS is the world’s largest medical and tourism service, which operates in 92 countries.

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Uzbekistan won the first place in Gastronomic tourism nomination according to the National Geographic Traveler magazine in the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2018.

Uzbekistan scored 34% of the vote, overtaking Italy (21%) and Azerbaijan (17%).

National Geographic Traveler Awards is a unique competition that annually opens up new best vacation spots to help travelers, which will surely inspire every reader to travel.


You are always welcome to our beautiful country to taste all those dishes!

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About 9,100 citizens of 45 countries of the world received an entry visa to Uzbekistan within 50 days after the introduction of the E-VISA.GOV.UZ system.

The most visas were issued to Chinese citizens - 2043, the USA - 998, Great Britain - 900, India - 716, France - 588, Germany - 509, Italy - 417, Poland - 356 and Australia - 253.

The system was launched on 15 July. Citizens, arriving in Uzbekistan for tourist purposes from countries for which a simplified procedure for issuing a visa is established, can use the system.

The application is considered within two working days. The electronic visa is issued for a single stay in the territory of Uzbekistan for a period of 30 days. It is valid for 90 days.

An electronic visa is sent to an e-mail address, when crossing the border, it is enough to submit a visa in paper or electronic form.

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President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Decree on Further Measures to Optimize the Procedure of Entry of Foreign Citizens into Uzbekistan on July 4th, 2018 by launching E-visas system for 51 countries, a transit visa-free procedure for 101 countries and a visa-free regime for foreign citizens under 16.

E-visas system. Starting from July 15th, 2018 Uzbekistan introduces E-visa system on «» for citizens of 51 countries. An electronic visa is issued for a period of 30 days and valid for 90 days from the date of its issuance. To obtain E-visa, applicant should apply at least three business days before the planned date of arrival to Uzbekistan. E-visa will be issued within two business days excluding the day the application was filed. The issued E-visa is sent to the e-mail of applicant. The amount of the consular fee for registration and issuance of an electronic visa is 20 USD. Payment for E-visa can be done online through international payment systems, and the applicant does not necessarily to be the owner of a bank card.

More information on the link below:

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June 18-A new arrival terminal for passengers of international destinations has been opened at TashkentInternationalAirport named after Islam Karimov.


You all remember those long crowded lines and approximate time to go out of the Airport around 1.5 hours, now it all can be forgotten.   


The time for passing passport control is reduced from 15-20 minutes to 7-10 minutes. Luggage is delivered from an aircraft to the luggage carousel in 10 minutes. Incoming guests and citizens of Uzbekistan will be able to complete all formal procedures at the airport in 20-30 minutes.





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In Uzbekistan, starting from July 1, a full-fledged multicurrency system will be launched when carrying out non-cash payments.

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan together with the Association of Banks and commercial banks should by this time complete the integration of domestic payment systems with major international counterparts. This will allow accepting plastic cards of foreign citizens in the entire network of payment terminals of the republic.

In practice, the new mechanism will allow foreigners to purchase in the shops, pay for meals and other things in Uzbekistan due to the fact that dollars on the card will be automatically converted into sums at the rate of the regulator.




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Uzbekistan introduced a visa-free regime for 30 days from the date of entry into the country for citizens of seven countries and a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 contries.

From 10 February 2018, citizens of Israel, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan can visit Uzbekistan without visas for the period of 30 days.

From 1 February 2018, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 countries.

 The list includes countries of the European Union, East Asia and the Middle East, as well as India, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

Citizens of these countries now should not submit tourist voucher or invitation letter from legal entity or individual to receive visa. Consular offices of Uzbekistan will issue visas for citizens of these countries within two working days, not counting the day of acceptation of documents.

At the same time, starting from 1 July 2018, a system of issuing electronic entry visas for citizens of several countries will be introduced.


The list of countries, citizens of which can obtain tourist visas to Uzbekistan based on simplified procedure from 1 February 2018

1. Australia 
2. Albania 
3. Andorra 
4. Bulgaria 
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 
6. The Vatican 
7. Hungary 
8. The Hellenic Republic 
9. Denmark 
10. India 
11. The Republic of Ireland 
12. Iceland 
13. The State of Kuwait 
14. Canada 
15. The People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong SAR 
16. The Republic of Lithuania 
17. Liechtenstein 
18. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 
19. The Republic of Macedonia 
20. The Republic of Malta 
21. Principality of Monaco 
22. Kingdom of the Netherlands 
23. New Zealand 
24. The Kingdom of Norway 
25. United Arab Emirates 
26. The Sultanate of Oman 
27. The Portuguese Republic 
28. Romania 
29. The Republic of San Marino 
30. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
31. The Republic of Serbia 
32. Slovak Republic 
33. The Republic of Slovenia 
34. United States of America 
35. The Republic of Finland 
36. The Republic of Croatia 
37. Montenegro 
38. The Kingdom of Sweden 
39. The Republic of Estonia

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Uzbekistan launched a VERUM QR project, which will allow tourists to get information about the sights of the country with the help of special QR-codes in 12 languages, the press service of the State Tourism Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The chairman of the State Tourism Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov said that the modern tourists use the modern technologies to get information they need, first of all using smart phones.

He underlined that today the concept of SMART-tourism is developing rapidly in the world and for the first time a technology of using QR-codes will be presented in Uzbekistan. Within the framework of this project, it is envisaged that the tourist, in a matter of seconds, receives all information on tourist sites and attractions in Uzbekistan in a convenient and accessible form in 12 languages on the smartphones, pointing his smartphone to a QR-code picture.

“At the same time, the users will be provided with information not only about the tourist site itself, but also about the nearest objects: hotels, restaurants, art galleries and other architectural and historical monuments,” he added.

The State Tourism Committee and Tehno Dargoh Ltd. already in pilot mode implemented and tested the system in Khiva.


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        President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On introducing changes and additions to the Tariff of Consular Fees of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. The document amended the procedure for issuing tourist visas.

According to the document, a single tourist visa for individual foreign citizens, issued for a period of 30 days, is introduced in Uzbekistan.

Earlier, foreign citizens, receiving a tourist visa for a short period (for 7 or 15 days), faced problems with prolonging their visas if their return flights delayed for any reason.

        Uzbek leader also reduced the cost of registration of entry tourist visas for individual foreign tourists from US$60 to US$40. The high cost of a tourist visa served as a certain deterrent for making a decision to travel to Uzbekistan, the press service of the Uzbek State Tourism Committee said.

The resolution decreased the lower threshold for registration of a group tourist visa from 10 to 5 people.

        Uzbek State Tourism Committee underlined that that the earlier requirement for the presence of at least 10 tourists for registration of a group tourist visa caused difficulties, since in most cases, groups are formed from close relatives or relatives, usually consisting of 5 people or more.

The adopted resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will ensure the minimization of formalities and reduce the costs of potential tourists associated with the design of tourist visas and the activation of foreign tourists, including by increasing the number of group tourists in small groups.




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Consistent work is being carried out at the initiative of the Uzbek President on development and modernization of the transport and communication system, providing transport services at the modern level.

Construction of the overhead metro line has begun in Tashkent taking into account the needs of the population, as well as further development of the capital.

Over 50.5 kilometers of this metro line, total length of which is 52,1 kilometers, is decided to be laid on the ground using the overpass that is 6 meters in height, the other 1,6 kilometers – on the ground.

The project, designed for 2017-2021, will be implemented in five stages.

At present, the laying of monolithic concrete racks for the overpass has begun. Construction work is being carried out by the collective of the unitary enterprise “Kuprik kurilish tresti” (“Bridge construction trust”) under the “Uzbekiston temir yullari” (“Uzbekistan railways”) JSC.

The construction of this comprehensively convenient, accessible and safe transport network has a huge socio-economic significance for the capital. Issues of ensuring the needs of the population and guests of Tashkent in modern transport services are under the constant attention of the state. Convenient solutions for the population are being used in implementation of this new project.



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