Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017
In the current tourism scenario, Uzbekistan is attracting worldwide attention with its several ancient historical and architectural monuments, rich ancient culture and science, diverse nature and beauty, rapid progress and the warm behavior of its inhabitants.
Throughout the centuries, Uzbekistan was followed by merchants and discoverers, geographers, missionaries and conquerors because of trade routes. Nowadays, Uzbekistan is an attractive tourist destination for adventurous and inquisitive people interested in culture and history, traditions and exotic countries.
The rich cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan includes more than 7,000 ancient archeological and architectural monuments from different eras and civilizations.
Regarding the number of historical monuments and attractions, Uzbekistan holds the ninth place in the world. Most of them are located in the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shahrisabz, Kokand, Termez and Tashkent. Four cities and objects of cultural heritage (of 209 objects) are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: Ichan Kala in Khiva, the Historic Center of Bukhara, the Historic Center of Shahrisabz and Registan Square in Samarkand.
Samarkand has even entered the list of the top 50 cities in the world by the U.S. rating agency Huffington Post, which must be visited.
A number of modern buildings, hotels, parks, gardens and new settlements have made this region more attractive. With rapid change, structures are now built with modern technologies for urban development. There are modern hotel chains with services meeting international standards. Among them are Radisson the BLU, Ramada, Wyndham Tashkent and others. The Hilton hotel chain has signed an agreement on the management of the International Hotel Tashkent.
At the moment, the country has more than 500 tour operators and travel agencies. They successfully operate 110 international tourist routes, covering many historical buildings and monuments of architecture, and the steppes, deserts, mountains, rivers and nature reserves.
Along with the national airline Uzbekistan Airways, regular flights between the two capitals ― Seoul and Tashkent are also operated by Asiana and Korean Air.
At the moment, Uzbekistan has 11 airports with international status.