The capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent - has existed for over 2,200 years. During this time he has gone from an ancient settlement to the large cities of Central Asia. The city has seen many memorable events and trials, met the rise and decline. Tashkent - the very embodiment of modern elegance that is characteristic of many capitals of the world. As the eastern city, Tashkent has its unsurpassed flavor. City harmoniously combines a medieval buildings with European architecture.
A visit to the religious centre of modern Tashkent - Khast-Imam and, examination of ancient manuscripts of Central Asia - Koran Osman 7; along with the Hast-Imam that formed on the grave of the famous scientist, expert on the Koran and the Hadith, the poet, Hazrat Imam artisan.
Visit to Kukeldash (16th). It is one of the largest surviving madrassas in Central Asia. This madrasa is located near the Chorsu Square in the historical part of Tashkent
Mausaleum of Shaeikh Zainuddin Bobo - Bobo is the son of one of the founders of Sufi Order Sukhravardiya of Sheikh Ziyaad-din Djakhima Sukhravardi. Here is the famous underground 2-storeyed chillia hona where Zainuddin used to fast & pray all his life.
Zangi -Ota complex - where Mausoleum of a sufy Zangi Ota and his wife Ambar-Bibi, who lived in Tashkent in the 14th century. Ambar-Bibi is a saint patron of all women willing to have a child. One will witness a lot of young women sweeping the floor around the mausoleum; they came to ask for a baby.
Mausoleum of Abd Al-Khaliq Al-Gijduvani (40 km from Bukhara). He was a founder of sufy brotherhood “Khodjagon”. The doctrine he developed was notable for its originality. In his theological works ‘Risolayi Sahobia’, 'Risolayi Tariqat', 'Vasiyatnoma' he has conveyed his thoughts about science, religion, man and his place in society; also about fostering in oneself such qualities of a Muslim like kindness, respect for seniors, adherence to moral principles, generosity.
Mausoleum of Khodza Muhammad Arif ar-Revgari (village of Shafirkan near to Gijduvan).
Mausoleum of Khodza Makhmud Anjir Fagnaviy- The religious teacher of Arif ar-Revgari.
Mausoleum of Khodza Ali Rometani is also known as KhodzaAzizon is another prominent person of Khodjagon brotherhood.
Mausoleum of Khodza Mukhammad Boboi Samosi in Samos village is the first teacher who taught the secrets of tariqa to Bahauddin Naqshbandi.
Mausoleum of Hodza Said Mir Kulol Naqshbandi was given the secret and the mastery of the order by sheikh, Sayyid Amir al-Kulal
Fairy Bukhara. Bring the picture is drawn in getting acquainted with its architectural masterpieces, which were created over the centuries-old history. In Bukhara many names. The word "Bukhara" in tune with the Sanskrit word "vihara" - "Monastery" and the Chinese "Bihar" - a place of idols. It is said that the founder of Bukhara was the son of Iranian king Siyavush. He married the daughter of the king Afrasiab, he built the Ark Fortress. Walking tour in Bukhara.
Visit ensemble Laybi Hauz, Nodir Divan Begi (1622), a fantastic bird in the portal madrasa - symbol of Bukhara. Kukeldash- the biggest madrassah in Bukhara, Ulugbek Madrasah - the only building left over from the famous "scientist on the throne" Ulugbek.
Kalyan Minaret (47 meters)- it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara without this place. It was built from bricks, showcasing an exquisite workmanship in 1127 during the reign of Arslankhan. Next to the mosque Kalyan minaret madrasa Mir-i-Arab is located – the Muslim religious school dating from the 16th century.
Citadel Ark, Bolo Hauz Mosque (1712), the dome of the building trade - and still Timy
Lunch in a local choyhona
Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (10th century) - the oldest surviving buildings in Central Asia.This unique structure, is an example of an outstanding monument of world architecture, which attracts scholars, artists and tourists from all over the world.
ChashmaAyub ("Source of Job") – It is the legendary monument associated with the prophet Job (Ayub), who traveled as a preacher through Bukhara. At this time in the land of Bukhara was a drought. Job hit the ground with his staff, there appeared a healing source from which you can still drink fresh healing water.
Mausoleum of BahauddinNaqshbandi (1318-1389) was the founder of the biggest Sufi order “Nakshbandiya”. His grave was considered to be the main holy place of Bukhara and Khodza Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was the patron of the city. It was believed that three pilgrimages to his tomb were equal to the pilgrimage to sacred Kaaba stone in Mecca.
Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa (Palace of Moon and Stars) is a summer palace (built by Russian architect in 1911) of Amir Alimkhan - the last ruler of Bukhara. The architecture of the building combines European and Central Asian styles. Now it is a museum with the good collection of items of that time. The entrance to the main exhibits opens with White Hall, the reception hall of the former.
Amir, decorated with excellent stucco carving on mirror background. Other halls of the palace are also worth seeing.
Grand Samarkand – one of the oldest cities in the world, its 2750 years old. It is situated in the picturesque valley of the Zarafshan River, surrounded by the Pamir-Alai mountains. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Timur made Samarkand the capital of their vast empires. Samarkand became a scientific and cultural center of the Middle East during the reign of the grandson of Timur - "scientist on the throne" Ulugbek.
Gur-Emir Mausoleum (14th century), the ashes of the great commander Amir Timur, his sons Shahrukh and Miranshah, his grandson Ulugbek Muhammad Sultan reside here. The spiritual mentor of Timur Mir Said Baraka also had the honor of being buried in this mausoleum.
Registan square is surrounded by three beautiful buildings: Ulugbek (1417 - 1420), Sher-Dor (1619 - 1636) and Tilla-Kari (1647 - 1660). All three of these madrassas fixed portals to the middle of the square and form a coherent ensemble composition. Each building is distinguished by its unusual decor - stone pattern on the walls and portals. Blue domes over the madrasas are made of bricks, and the outside is decorated with glazed tiles for it to shine brightly in the sun.
BibiKhanum. With Bibi Khanum connected a beautiful legend. According to that formidable ruler built a mosque for his beloved wife BibiKhanum. Following the prosperous march to India, Timur planned to build the biggest building of the East. Radiant walls, minarets significant, lengthy treated carved marble portal of the mosque glorify the name of Timur and his beloved wife. Old-city bazaar Siab.
Ensemble Shohi-i-Zinda. Ensemble Shohi-i-Zinda consists of eleven mausoleums, who joined up in succession to each other for 14 - 15 centuries. This unique and mysterious ensemble located near the settlement of Afrasiab. The ensemble is also called street-cemetery. The blue domes of mausoleums, heading into a chain into the distance, a bird's eye look like an elegant necklace.
Visit Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex is a highly respected scientist of the Islamic world, mukhaddis(collector of sayings of prophet Mokhammed and stories about him). Imam was born in Bukhara in 810 and died in 870 in the village of Khartang and was buried at the same place (Chelak district of the present Samarkand province located 30 km from Samarkand). Since then the burial place has been one of the most sacred sites of worship for Moslems. Saint Daniel Mazar
HazretHizr Mosque was constructed in a place where the very first mosque of Samarkand appeared in the 8th century.
Abdi-Darun Ensemble HodjaAbdi was one of the first missionaries of Islam in Samarkand. His Mausaleum appeared here in the 9th century.
Termez is a kingdom of trade routes and brave warriors. This is a land famous worldwide for its richness in gold and lazurite. Archeological discoveries have proven that the origin of agricultural civilization in this territory dates back to before the 5th BC. The city of Termez is the center of the southern part of Uzbekistan. An ancient settlement that was populated in the times of the Greek-Bactrian rules (3-2 cc. BC) was discovered near Termez. Among the numerous archeological and architectural sites discovered in the Termez area the Buddhist religious center Kara-Tepa with its various monuments of Buddhist culture is of particular importance. Nowadays Termez bears few traces of its colorful cosmopolitan history.
The cult and memorial complex Khakimi at-Termezi in Termez had developed at a tomb of the scholar and sheikh Abu Abdal-lah Mukhammad Termezi, living in the 9th century A.D. who survived through the sudden turns of fortune, but even among his contemporaries he found recognition for theological knowledge and a piety mode of life. Later he was recognized as a spiritual patron of Termez (Termez-ata).
Sultan-Saodat was a cult and memorial ensemble being located not far from Termez in the Surkhandarya province. It was developing during the 12th-17th centuries around the graves of Termezian Seyids, being a powerful dynasty there. Its initial core was formed by two mausoleums (the 12th century) being joined by domed aivan that in the 15th century played a role of mosque.
Kirk-Kiz, that means "Fourty Girls", according to some folk traditions, could be connected with a legend, widely spread in Central Asia, about the girls - Amazons living in the fortress. The question concerning a destination of this building is debatable point: a castle, hotel for dervishes (khanaka), caravan - seray, palace.
A visit to the Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent metro - "The Underground Museum of Tashkent" Independence Square. Amir Timur Square. Theatre Square. The former residence of Prince Romanov in Tashkent. Tashkent is the former residence of the Prince of Nicholas Romanov (1850-1917), who in 1881 was sent to Turkestan for the extraction of precious stones.
Shopping: Chorsu Bazaar, Mega Planet Shopping Mall, Oloy Bazaar. The Tashkent Chorsu Bazaar’s official name is Eski Zhuva. It is one of the largest and ancient monuments in Central Asia. It is situated at a crossroads of four trade streets of Tashkent. Seven domes decorated with a bright glazed ceramic tile unite pavilions where trade is taking place. A two-storeyed and ring-shaped arrangement of trading numbers is convenient for buyers.