With a spellbinding collection of ancient cities and forts, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s biggest crowd puller in terms of attractions. It is a doubly landlocked country which is a unitary, presidential and constitutional republic including 12 provinces, one capital city, and one autonomous republic. Bordered by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan; the country is one of the largest Central Asian states.
In Uzbekistan, the cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara possess fabulous mosques, mausoleums, and medressas. However, the fast disappearing Aral Sea, the fortress of Karakalpakstan, and ecotourism opportunities at Nuratau Mountains drag travellers here from far and wide. Not to miss, the capital city of Tashkent that boasts of modern and Soviet-era architecture. Also, the famous Chorsu Bazaar at Tashkent is a draw both for locals and tourists with its acres of spices, sack of grains, rows of freshly slaughtered livestock and heaps of fruits. Though considered a harshly governed police state, Uzbekistan is an extremely friendly country when it comes to hospitality. The people here make you feel genuinely welcome.