The Eastern Gate opens onto Central Asia and offers a passage for old and new civilizations: Uzbekistan is a crossroads of peoples which has this heritage. The country has three legendary cities, Samarkand, rich in historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bukhara, the city of the Thousand and One Nights for its oriental beauty and Khiva, an oasis housing a medieval city. At the heart of these cities, stroll through their pretty alleys in sparkling colors decorated with architectures with turquoise domes and mosaics. Uzbekistan is a change of scene and makes you dream, a perfect place to return to the era of the Silk Roads where the wonders of the East were transported. For a natural moment, go to the shores of the Aral Sea, which has become a lake, and whose history can only touch you, and the surrounding landscapes are of singular beauty. Also discover the Central Asian steppes inside the red desert of Kyzyl-Kum where you can take part in an evening in a nomadic yurt.
FAQs for Uzbekistan
What are the names of the first civilizations in Uzbekistan? The first civilizations were the Sogdiane, the Bactrians and the Khwarezm.
What are the main languages spoken in Uzbekistan? In Uzbekistan, there are two official languages: northern Uzbek and Russian. However, there are other languages spoken at the local level such as Tajik or karakalpak.