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Stones of Sangijuman
Published: 20 january 2015

Nature is the best sculptor: its creations are always mysterious and unique. The wind, air and water together create real masterpieces and they cannot be unnoticed. Good example is the area Sangijuman, situated in Navoi region. Here you can see unique stone compositions made by nature. They proudly rise above the ground and have unusual shapes. Some of these boulders have big size through-holes. Local people believe if a man with sick joints passes through the hole he’ll forget about his pain soon. From tajic language Sangijuman translates “rocking stone”. Area got this name because of unique stone, which has “no weight”. His weight is more than 280 tons, but if you touch the stone – it begins to rock. Even a little child can do it. Sangijuman is an uncommon place, where a lot of people come from the beginning of spring. Some of them wants to be heal...

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Uzbek shopping
Published: 20 january 2015

What’s Uzbekistan for you? Uzbek plov – yes! Halva and sweetest melon – certainly! Embroidered skullcap with gold threads? You’re right! And what’s about carpets, natural silk and souvenir knifes? Yes, this all you can find in Uzbekistan – country, which is famous by its hospitality. For shopping we recommend to visit oriental bazaar, where you can buy everything what you want. Trade begins from early morning and doesn’t stop until evening.  Fresh fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, sweets and spices you can buy in low price. Also you can bargain to take extra discount. But it’s not as simple as you suppose. Bargain is something from impudence, bluff and ability to smile and deal with seller. You can check this ability during your tour to Uzbekistan! Be sure – when you come to bazaar, you cannot go away without purchase. This ...

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“Barkhan” club
Published: 30 november 2014

Individuality and exclusiveness, much positive and unforgettable pastime, excellent music, the best DJs and artists, of course we are talking about one of the modern clubs of our capital. Well modern and charming restaurant “Barkhan” in the center of our attention.  “Barkhan” club is the regular thematical parties, specially invited guests from all over the world, unforgettable ballet and artists’ shows. Exquisite interior design combines the colors of oriental style and Hi-Tech elements. Bar of the restaurant offers you a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails, the taste of which helps you to arouse the firework of emotions and energies, accompanied the good club music. In order to experience all this positive and good feeling, come and you will make sure.   Address: Yakassaray district, St. Sh. Rashidov, 40 Working hours:...

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Samsa - honorable dish of the Uzbek cuisine
Published: 25 november 2014

Uzbek cuisine is a kind of branch of applied art and, perhaps, the rich cuisine ofCentral Asia. Its main distinctive and the most piquant feature is the intensive use of the meat. You know that only inUzbekistanyou can taste such wonderful dishes like pilaf, shurpa, lagman, damlyama and of course samsa – one of the honorable dishes of the Uzbek people.  Uzbek Samsa is pastry dough with different types of filling (meat filling – lamb, beef, chicken, vegetable filling – pumpkin, potatoes, onion). Bu the main flavor that gives the dish such a delicious taste is spices – zira, black and red pepper, sesame seed, which is known as necessary component in the Uzbek cuisine. It is important to know the right proportions of dough and filling for preparing samsa. There are many recipes of its cooking. Usually samsa is cooked from flour, water, salt, meat or vegetable fi...

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Pilaf - uzbek national dish
Published: 21 november 2014

As is known Uzbek cuisine is closely connected with the Uzbek culture, traditions and language. Since ancient times the Uzbek people led as nomadic and sedentary life, which prompted to borrowing of culinary traditions and variety of dishes. During its thousand-year history, the Uzbek cuisine had got its own specific feature, that’s why it is so popular abroad.  Today we will speak about one of the main traditional Uzbek dishes – pilaf. Uzbek pilaf is one of the achievements of Uzbek cuisine. This honor and favorite dish is cooked for each event inUzbekistan. If the pilaf is cooked without any cause, it is cooked by women, if there is a festive event, it is cooked by men or special master on pilaf cooking – ashpaz. There are many recipes of this wonderful dish. The Uzbek cuisine has more than 60 recipes. Each region ofUzbekistanhas its own unique recipe of this hon...

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The restaurant "Brazil"
Published: 09 november 2014

"Brazil" is the first and only Brazilian restaurant inUzbekistan. Any Brazilian can easily explain you meaning of the words rodizio, churassker, kaipirinya, feydzhoada, pikanya and panakota. Today you will be acquainted with the meaning of the word rodizio.  It is known 300 years ago, in the Pampas region, in the south ofBrazil, the locals invented a new way of cooking meat (big pieces of meat on the skewer were fried in the open air in the presence of the visitors). So, freshly cooked meat the visitor could eat as much as he wanted. Hence we know the meaning of the word "Rodizio". Well, for the full enjoyment you can only order a refreshing kayperinyu, Brazilian lemonade or classic Sangria.  Here you can see musicians and singers from Rio, taste delicious set of 10 kinds of meat, you will be offered a buffet dinner with plenty of salads, hot dishes and snacks, but the most imp...

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Seven sacred Sufis of Bukhara
Published: 02 november 2014

  Bukhara is the city where many thinkers, scientists, theologians, and poets lived. One of them is Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna). He is the author of many interesting works in the field of medicine, psychology, mathematics, logic, physics, music, poetry, zoology. "Canon of Medicine" is his greatest creation. Al-Hasan al-Basri is theorist, psychologist, who preached the selfless love of God. It was his distinguishing feature of Sufi ideology.   There are seven sacred Sufies in Bukhara. As a rule the tour starts from the grave ofSheikh Abdul-Khaliq Abd Al Gijduvani, who founded School of the Central Asian Sufism. He always took a view that every imam must have his own job. There is Ulugbek madrasah near the new mosque, where pilgrims can pray.   Muhammad Arif Ar Revgary began to learn Sufizm very early. When he was 19, he taught philosophy. His manuscript ...

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National holidays of uzbekistan
Published: 23 june 2014

Nowruz (New day) is celebrated on March 21, the day of vernal equinox. This day Uzbek families cook national dishes such as sumalyak, pilaf, samsa and others. This holiday symbolizes friendship, unity and brotherhood of all peoples. That is why, this day people must forgive each other, not quarrel, as well as help the poor men. According to tradition, all this brings home good luck, prosperity and well-being. People visit their relatives and friends, sing songs, as well as wish the New Year to be prosperous. The Uzbeks who live in villages arrange traditional competitions and games.Ramazan Hait is celebrated on the 9 month Hijri on Muslim calendar. It is a celebration of moral and spiritual purification. After fasting-day – Uraza, which lasts 30 days, is celebrated Ramazan Hait. During Uraza it is not allowed to eat, drink and take pleasure. But after sunset and before sunrise it i...

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Amir Timur
Published: 09 june 2014

The great military leader Amir Timur (Tamerlane) was born April 9, 1336 in Khoja-Ilgar village, Kesh (now Karshi, Uzbekistan). The founder played a significant role in the history of Central, South and West Asia, as well as Caucasus, the Volga region and Russia.Biography of Tamerlane’s political activity is similar to Genghis Khan. Timur also was interested in all the details of the organization of the military forces of the enemy, as well as he had authority with his troops and always could rely on their associates. Since young age Timur was smart and courage, he liked to talk with scientists, listening to the reading of historical works. He was not only forward-looking ruler and a talented organizer, but also cruel conqueror, ruthlessly suppressing any disobedience.Most of his life the great commander spent in campaigns, his reign lasted 35 years (1370 - 1405). In 1370 Timur was ...

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Mirzo Ulugbek
Published: 09 june 2014

Mirzo Ulugbek is the statesman, an outstanding scientist, great astronomer and mathematician, grandson of the famous ruler and Commander Amir Timur, was born March 22, 1394 in Sultaniya city (Azerbaijan).In 1409 Ulugbek became the ruler of Samarkand. During his reign, the city was one of the world centers of science of the Middle Ages. There used to be scientific school, united prominent astronomers and mathematicians. In the years 1417-1420 there was built a madrassah in Samarkand, which was the beginning of the architectural ensemble of the Registan. Since young ages Ulugbek fond of astronomy. So, he built a unique structure for its time, the famous observatory. In 1437 Ulugbek created Gurgansky Zidj (catalog of the sky), where were described 1018 stars. In 1444, after thirty years of astronomical observations the great astronomer created his scientific work - "Zij jadidi Guragani" or ...

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Ugham Chatkalsky National Park
Published: 03 may 2014

Ugham Chatkalsky National Park was founded in 1990, is located in Tashkent region, offshoot mountain range of the Western Tien Shan. The reserve area is 574.6 hectares. The main purpose of the park is to preserve the unique landscapes, using them for recreational purposes, as well as for agriculture.Territory of Ugham Chatkalsky Park is divided into functional areas: recreation area, wildlife area and area of natural landscapes. Today, there are 2200 plants, among which the most popular are the family Asteraceae (Compositae), Papilionaceous (legumes), Poaceae (gramineous). Approximately 650 species of plants are used in medicine and 400 species as food. Reserve’s fauna includes about 280 species: mammals - 44 species; birds - more than 200; fish - 20; reptiles - 16; amphibians - 2. During the journey you can hear a pleasant birds singing; these are larks, oriole, white-winged woodp...

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Mountains of Uzbekistan
Published: 27 march 2014

Mountains of Uzbekistan refer to the mountain systems of the Western Tien Shan and Southern Tien Shan (Gissar-Alay, including Turkestan, Zaravshan, Gissar, Karategin, Alay ridges).The high of the mountains on the territory of Uzbekistan reaches more than 4000 m., but all picks of 4000 m, high are situated in the boundary regions. For example, Khazrat-Sultan Pick – the highest point in Uzbekistan (4643 m.) in Gissar ridge, located in Surhandarya region borders on Tajikistan. Adelung Pick (4301 m.) is the highest point in Pskem ridge and borders on Kyrgyzstan, as well as Beshtor Pick (4299 m.).The huge and compound mountain system of Central Asia belongs to the highest mountain systems of Europe and Asia mountain ranges. The range crosses the whole Eurasian continent from West to East. The Tian Shan and the Pamir-Alay mountain systems are included to its central and highest part, so ...

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Sarmysh gorge
Published: 12 november 2013

In Uzbekistan in the Kizilkum mountains near Navoi city there is Sarmysh gorge. It is the area of the massif Bukantau. At the end of the 80-s of the 20th century there were rumours in this region, that UFO accidents occurred in Sarmysh gorge. The scientific expedition immediately flew to the site of occurrence. The researchers made the great and laborious task, but no remains of the UFO were found. However, the expedition was not entirely fruitless. In the gorge Sarmysh many ancient rock paintings were discovered by scientists. Among these pictures there were very unusual examples. People alike aliens in obscure outfits resembling spacesuits were depicted on the paintings. The researchers suggest that the age of the patterns is ten or fifteen thousand years. The scientists already found something like this in the caves in China and Spain. But there were not so many petroglyphs anywhere...

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The theatre of historical costume "El Merosi"
Published: 25 september 2013

  The theatre of historical costume "El Merosi"("The People's Heritage") has been working since 2005. Today, the theatre "El Merosi" offers you the costumes of different epochs. Thanks to them, we can get acquainted with the secrets and laws of folk art’s beauty.   In Samarkand theatre of historical costume "El merosi" you can see the life and traditions of the residents of our region from the earliest times to the present. Here are the costumes of different historical periods:  - Costume of Scythian horsemen and warriors of the first millennium BC, was created based on the Hermitage collection, the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. The leather fabrics and animal skins were used for their production.  - Anahita costume of 6th century BC, was created based on the funds of the Samarkand Museum of History, found on Afrasiab se...

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Gafur Ghulyam Park
Published: 02 september 2013

  Park of Culture and Rest named Gafur Ghulyam  was established in 1967. Today, it is one of the biggest and green parks not only in Tashkent, but also in the whole country. It has an area of 23 hectares. There are majestic plane trees, slender birches and pines, oaks.   Gafur Ghulyam Park is a real oasis in the big city in the summer heat. Having been here, you will forget about scorching heat, because there are so many different trees and fresh greenery. There is a lake in the middle of the park, where you can ride a boat and catamaran. A large number of park amusements are attracted both children and adults. The main attraction of the park is “Ferris wheel”, the movement of which means that the park is open. Here you can spend not only merry holiday with children, but also just to relax and sit in the shade of trees.   There is a small zoo corner in the...

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Mirzo Ulugbek Park
Published: 29 august 2013

  Mirzo Ulugbek Park, former park Thelman is one of the oldest and fascinating parks in Tashkent. It is great place for funny rest with children and friends. Her you can also relax under the shade of green trees, beautiful plants surrounded by greenery. It is especially nice to do after a hard day's work.   There are many different attractions both for children and young people. It is mostly of course children’s rides, as most of the audiences are children.   For the first time the solemn opening of the park was held on June 24, 1934. During the war, there were organized free meals for evacuated children. After the war, there were musical evenings. It was like city “music room”.   Today, there is an artificial lake in the park, where you can ride on boats and catamarans, a huge Ferris wheel from which you can take all round view of Tashkent, as well ...

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Japanese garden
Published: 26 august 2013

  Japanese garden is a small park in Tashkent, located in the territory of "Uzexpocentre". It was built jointly by the initiative of the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.   August 25, 2001 was the opening day of the Japanese garden. It is an unusually beautiful place is frequently visited by brides and grooms so that to make a beautiful wedding photos. Being in a Japanese garden, you plunge into depth and originality of Japanese culture, as well as learn their philosophy, a way of thinking.   There is a sacred Japanese tree sakura (Japanese cherry) on the bank of the old lake filled with Japanese lotus. From here visitors make trips by small boat. There is also a tea house where you can get a feeling of unusual tradition of the Japanese tea ceremony.   There are two pavilions – Azumaya in...

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Tashkent Disneyland
Published: 20 august 2013

  Tashkent Disneyland is Amusement Park, located near the Water Park. Here, in the centre of the city, you will have a unique opportunity to ride on dizzy “roller coaster”, as well as there is “Ferris Wheel”; here you can admire the beautiful view of our city.   You will also sail on a boat among the thickets of tropical plants on the ride “Jungle”, meeting on the way different wild animals under the accompanying sound that creates the illusion of your stay in the tropical jungle.   There are also many other swings: “boat”, “wave”, “frog”. If you prefer extreme sport, you should try the “hammer”, which gives a dose of adrenaline.   The youngest visitors of the park can enjoy a fun time on the classic children’s carousel. It will not leave anyone indifferent.   Tashkent Disne...

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Uzbek head-dress
Published: 14 august 2013

  The Uzbek head-dress has always been one of the most popular and widespread types of applied art of Uzbekistan. It is a hard or soft cap on the lining. The Uzbek head-dress became an integral part of the Uzbek national costume, came into the life and traditions of Uzbek people. It (from the Turkic "Tube" - top) is not only the national head-dress among the Uzbeks, but also among other Central Asian nations. They are classified by types: men, women, children, for old people. Old women do not wear it. Child's head-dresses (kulohcha, kalpakcha, duppi, kulupush) are colorful fabrics, fluffiness of tassels and beads, embroidery, spangles and lots of charms. The most common forms of Uzbek head-dreasses are- square, slightly conical. They are made of two or more layers of fabric quilted and fixed with a silk or cotton thread. It is usually embroidered with a silk thread, gold or silver c...

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Aquapark
Published: 14 august 2013

  The beach season in Tashkent begins with the opening of Tashkent Water Park, where adults and children can spend unforgettable summer holiday. The Tashkent aquapark was built in 1997, located near the TV tower, next to the hotel “Intercontinental”.   Here are fascinating and colorful water slides for children, “kamikadze” for adults, “Jakuzzi” with the effect of massage and swimming pool, simulating sea wave. The water in the pools of Water Park is so clear that meets drinking water standards. The waterslides are built according to age.   Having enjoyed the pleasure and extreme, you will feel an irresistible hunger. There are several cafes on the territory of the Water Park: "Favorite", "Aqua", "Jacuzzi", "Expo", "Green Island" where you can enjoy a variety of meals and snacks of international cuisine.  Address: Tashkent city, Ami...

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