About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and a former Soviet republic. It's known for its mosques, mausoleums, and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by three ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries. Also in Samarkand are Shah-i-Zinda, a street lined with lavishly decorated mausoleums that are Muslim pilgrimage sites, and Gur-e-Amir, the towering tomb of the Timurid Empire's founder. Bukhara, a Silk Road oasis city, has landmarks including the Ark, ruins of a 5th-century royal compound now housing museums, and the 16th-century mosque Maghoki-Attar, built atop centuries-old sacred sites. To the north and west lie the vast Kyzylkum Desert, the shrinking Aral Sea lake, and the city of Khiva, whose walled old town contains 18th- and 19th-century palaces and mosques.

Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire. The name Rēgistan means a sandy place or desert in Persian. Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs of distinctive Islamic architecture.

Gur-i Amīr or Guri Amir is a mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur in Samarkand. This architectural complex with its azure dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons Shah Rukh and Miran Shah, and grandsons Ulugh Beg and Muhammad Sultan, also honored with a place in the tomb is Timur's teacher Sayyid Baraka.
Bibi-Khanym Mosque  

Bibi-Khanym Mosque also variously spelled as Khanum, Khanom, Hanum, Hanim is one of the most important monuments of Samarkand. In the 15th century, it was one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world. According to the manuscripts, the mosque was erected by the order of Timur in 1399-1405. It possesses the traits typical for many Muslim medieval constructions, especially aivanyard compositions.
Ark of Bukhara

Ark of Bukhara is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan that was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD. In addition to being a military structure, the Ark encompassed what was essentially a town that, during much of the fortress' history, was inhabited by the various royal courts that held sway over the region surrounding Bukhara.
Amir Timur Museum

Amir Timur Museum located in Tashkent the capital of Uzbekistan and is dedicated to the Mongol warlord Amir Timur. There are more than 5,000 artifacts in the museum collection, with more than 2,000 displayed in museum exhibition halls. The museum also showcases exhibits related to representatives of the Timurid dynasty, including maps, weapons, copper and silver coins, miniatures, rare manuscripts, potteries, and jewelry.

Zindan is the Emir's Prison in Bukhara. The prison was used for those unable to pay their debts and it also has an underground dungeon. You can visit a fascinating museum inside the old prison that tells you the story of crime and punishment in the old times in Bukhara.
Chorsu Bazaar

Chorsu Bazaar is the traditional bazaar located in the center of the old town of Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Under its blue-colored domed building and the adjacent areas, all daily necessities are sold.
Kalyan Minaret

Kalyan Minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. The minaret, designed by Bako, was built by the Qarakhanid ruler Mohammad Arslan Khan in 1127 to summon Muslims to prayer five times a day.
Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum

Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum is located near the Samani Mausoleum, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Its name means Job's well, due to the legend in which Job visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff. The water of this well is still pure and is considered healing.
Chor Minor

Chor Minor, alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul, is a historic gatehouse for a now-destroyed madrasa in the historic city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It is located in a lane northeast of the Lyab-i Hauz complex. It is protected as a cultural heritage monument, and also it is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the historic center of Bukhara.

Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It’s known for its many museums and its mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture. The Amir Timur Museum houses manuscripts, weapons, and other relics from the Timurid dynasty. Nearby, the huge State Museum of History of Uzbekistan has centuries-old Buddhist artifacts. The city’s skyline is distinguished by Tashkent Tower, which offers city views from its observation deck.

Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan known for its mosques and mausoleums. It's on the Silk Road, the ancient trade route linking China to the Mediterranean. Prominent landmarks include the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, majolica-covered madrassas dating to the 15th and 17th centuries, and Gur-e-Amir, the towering tomb of Timur, founder of the Timurid Empire.
Best Time To Visit Uzbekistan

The best time to visit Uzbekistan is during the months of May to November, with a peak period from April to June. The summer season is from July to August is very hot and dry, while the winter season is from December to February is cold and clear the spring months from March to April can be rainy.

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