Enjoy a trip to Muynak from Nukus to explore the pre-Aral Sea area and Muynak, the city that is used to be rich and prosperous sea port back in the days.
Nowadays, Muynak is slowly evolving again - with a government help and new manufacturing - baked & smoked river fish. We strongly suggest you to try it out - the taste is gentle and delicious.
During this excursion to Muynak you will visit sea coast, regional sites, such as ancient necropolis Mizdakhan and Gaur-Kala - a medieval fort, built for protecting Zoroastrians, also had a fame of sacred place.
Duration: 7-8 hours;
Nukus - Muynak - Nukus
09:00 Meet the driver and guide in the hotel's lobby.
Drive to Muynak (200 km ~3 hours drive) via beautiful Red Canions with beautiful and unusual Martian landscape.
Arrival in Muynak town, that used to be one of the richest town in the delta of Amu-darya, a former port city and fish canning center, "the gates to Uzbekistan from the sea". Visit the "cemetery" of ships (wrecks of ships at the bottom of the former sea) and local history museum.
Visit Mizdakhan necropolison the way back to Nukus (about 20 km from Nukus), an ancient cemetery located next to the remains of the Gyaur-Kala fortresss (4-3 Century BC).
- Gaur Kala (translated as the fortress of pagans) was a Zoroastrian town with citadel, the fire altar and a large cemetery nearby. Even after Arab invasion and Islam expansion, the town was inhabited until 14 Century and people continued to bury their relatives in Mizdakhan as they believed the place was a sacred place.