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Uzbekistan – in tourist guides of the Benelux countries

The Benelux countries residents’ interest to Uzbekistan, which represents one of the best tourism products on the historic Silk Road, is growing every year.

Uzbekistan_touristBeautiful natural landscapes, unique architectural monuments of the city-pearls – Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent, ancient history and rich culture of the Uzbek people, and of course, the traditional hospitality of the inhabitants of the republic are attracting europeans to our country.

This year more than 20 tour operators of Belgium and Netherlands, offering guided tours to our country, including various regional geographic and travel information about Uzbekistan in their guidebooks.

One of the largest travel agencies in Belgium – Koningaap of Ghent in an article dedicated to our country, under the title “The Heart of Central Asia” offers to start acquaintance with Khiva – the city with lots of old mosques, palaces and minarets.

“Next trip will take you to Bukhara, – writes Koningaap. – At mosphere of antiquity reigns in this age-old city with its numerous bazaars, plazas and tea houses. When you walk through the narrow streets of the old town, numerous mosques and madrassas constantly encountered on the road. If you are tired of experience, you can sit and enjoy a fragrant green tea in one of the many tea houses of the city. Especially in the Labi Hauz – shaded central square, where the venerable old men spend the day by drinking tea and talking about life.

On the road from Shakhrisabz in the most famous city of Central Asia – Samarkand, wealth left by Amir Temur and his descendants is noticeable from afar.

In the city you can get acquainted with the unique architectural ensemble of Registan Square, as well as the mausoleum of Amir Temur, Shahi Zinda and Bibi Khanum complexes”.

Belgian tourist company Dromen in its pamphlet notes that Uzbekistan in the historical sense the most interesting country in Central Asia.

The ancient town and a lot of the most important centers of the Silk Road, a unique architectural grandeur of the desert and high mountains, cities of Uzbekistan satisfy any sophisticated taste lovers of culture, architecture and travel.

“Discover this great country with a rich tradition”, – Dromen concludes.

Tiara Tours travel company from the Netherlands offers Dutch people to go to Uzbekistan in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the world-famous Italian traveler, made the trip in 1271 for the years 1295 through Central Asia to China and wrote one of the biggest travel sketches of his time.

In a commentary entitled “The Silk Road: in the footsteps of Marco Polo” notes that one of the most memorable of the trip will be a visit to Samarkand.

“The glorious past of this city is reflected in the shining mosques and madrassas, which are completely covered with turquoise tiles”, – says the guide.

The company offers visitors a fascinating journey “By train into a fairy tale “A thousand and one night”. It is noted that the trip by train “Registan”, which is granted exclusively to tourists – a very pleasant and relaxing way to travel. A good table at a certain time, sleeping in a comfortable coupe and stops in interesting places. The route runs through the most beautiful places in Central Asia.

“Uzbekistan will make a lasting impression on you with their blue domes and imposing legendary ancient cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, – said in a sketch. – In Samarkand has developed a diverse culture and the city called the “Rome of the East” and “the pearl of the Eastern world”. Registan Square with three beautiful madrassahs is an amazing sight at any time of the day”.

A question arises at the end of travel – have not you traveled all this time within the fairy tale “A thousand and one night”, – Tiara Tours concludes.