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Republic of Uzbekistan


Country profile:

Location: Central Asia.
Borders: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan.
Capital: Tashkent.
Area: 448,978 km2.
Population: 32,121,000.
Currency: Uzbekistan Som UZS.
Succession from Soviet Union: year 1991.

Travel articles about Uzbekistan

Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi Road Trip Adventure

The Central Asia Rally - Adventure Race into History

Central Asia Rally Have you ever heard about a banger rally? Those crazy car rallies that cross a few countries while driving old or funny decorated vehicles? Well, I’m going to give you my personal insight about one of those unique road trips – the Central Asia Rally. Back in 2012 I participated in such a motoring event as this one. “Road trip adventure from Europe to the heart of the Silk Route.” After participating on the Caucasian Challenge Rally (crossing the Caucasus region at the border of Europe and Asia between the Black and the Caspian seas) a few years before, I ended up participating in another event of the same kind. I invited my friend João Paulo Peixoto to be my travel partner. He has been to all the countries in the world so, for him, the thrill was the experience and not really visiting these countries again. Personally…

13 of the Best Places to Visit in Karakalpakstan, Northern Uzbekistan


Visit Karakalpakstan Have you ever heard about the Republic of Karakalpakstan? No? Well, don’t worry, because most people don’t know about the existence of this autonomous republic in the northwest region of Uzbekistan. Yes, Karakalpakstan is in Uzbekistan. Truth said, most people don’t know much about Uzbekistan either. I entered Uzbekistan five times, and on this page, I will focus on this desert region full of beautiful places to visit. For those who know me, I have a natural connection to deserted places. I like sand, dust, and emptiness. Karakalpakstan Curiosities about Karakalpakstan Capital and largest city is Nukus Official languages are Karakalpak and Uzbek Total area of 164,900 km2 (63,700 sq mi) Karakalpak people used to be nomadic herders and fishermen The Khanate of Khiva gave Karakalpak to the Russian Empire in 1873 After the drainage of the Aral Sea, Karakalpakstan is now mostly desert The Kyzyl Kum desert is…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Asia – Travel Guide

Asia Best Destinations - Travel Guide

Asia Travel Guide “Asia is a marvelous continent to visit. With a total of 49 countries and a population of 4.3 billion, the most prevalent languages in Asia are Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Malay, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Wei, Thai, and English.” My Top Asia The 16th century World Heritage square Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan, Iran 427 meters / 1401 ft below sea level Dead Sea salt lake, Israel – Palestine – Jordan Cave of Jesus’s Birthplace in Bethlehem, Palestine The Citadel at Erbil, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, Iraq 15th century Timurid architecture of Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Hazrat Ali’s Sacred shrine and Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 14th century Tashilhunpo Monastery and fortress in Shigatse, Tibet 15th century monasteries and monuments of Bhaktapur, Nepal 17th century fort and old district of Nizwa, Oman The endless Great Wall of China 2134 m / 7001 ft mountain top, 62…

20 of the Best Places to Visit in Uzbekistan

18 of the Best Places to Visit in Uzbekistan

Visit Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is one of those countries many people never heard about. For most travelers, this doubly landlocked country is somehow deep inside our imaginary of being a faraway Silk Route nation, full of exotic people, ancient architecture and where Alexander the Great fell in love with Roxana- his future wife. I entered Uzbekistan five times: July 2004 – Border of KZ – fly out to IR – Backpacking Central Asia June 2012 – Border of KZ to TJ – Central Asia Rally June 2012 – Border of AF to TJ – Driving alone July 2012 – Border of TJ to KG – Driving with my wife December 2017 / January 2018 – Border of TJ to KZ – Driving with my wife Uzbek people are always very friendly and curious to talk with foreigners. My TOP 5 – Visit Uzbekistan 1. Khiva This is my favorite historical place in…

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