Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Uzbekistan
The state capital Tashkent is the only metropolis in Uzbekistan with a population of over a million and is the center for education, culture, research, science and industry. With an area of almost 450,000, Uzbekistan is significantly larger than Germany. In Tashkent, 2.5 million inhabitants live in a total of eleven districts in an area of around 340 square kilometers. The distance from Frankfurt to Tashkent is 4,700 kilometers by plane from airport to airport. The flight time lasts ten to twelve hours with a stopover including check-in and check-out. Whether as a business, vacation or study trip; the Uzbek capital Tashkent is definitely worth one or more trips.
Uzbekistan is still a real insider tip among tourists all over the world. One of the most popular destinations in this still largely mysterious Central Asian country is the city of Bukhara. The city of 250,000, which is considered one of the oldest cities in the country, is primarily characterized by countless historical buildings that still bring the fascinating history of the entire region to life today. Due to its location on the legendary Silk Road and as an important center of Islam, Bukhara is also famous beyond the Uzbek national borders. With the Bukhara International Airport, the city in southeast Uzbekistan has an international airport that is regularly served by major airlines.
Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Samarkand was once a major trading center on the legendary Silk Road. The second largest city in Uzbekistan is now the capital of the Veloyat Samarkand. The major sights in Samarkand are so numerous that the traveler should allow at least two days to see them. In the center of the city, many outstanding buildings from the Timurid reign have been preserved, mostly from the 14th century. The landmark of Samarkand is Registan Square, which is lined with three madrasas, schools in which Islamic sciences were once taught.
The monuments of the Uzbek city of Khiva date from the 19th century and are still in an exceptionally good condition today. The old town, which is almost entirely protected by a wall, looks like a large open-air museum. The historical center of Khiva is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a rule, souvenir shops and workshops have found their new home in the lovingly restored buildings in the old town. A number of museums are also housed in the monuments.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan, is one of the most impressive cities in the country and can look back on thousands of years of history. Shaped by the most varied of tribes and rulers, old Bukhara is now a mirror of the past. Its old town gives an extraordinary insight into a medieval city in Central Asia and has therefore been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the early 1990s.
Bukhara was an economic and cultural center on the Silk Road more than two thousand years ago. From it one of the key points of Islam developed, in which hundreds of mosques and Islamic schools can still be found today. One of them is the Miri-Arab-Madrasa, built in 1540, which was one of the most important Islamic educational institutes even during the Soviet reign.
The Mag’oki Attori mosque (the oldest surviving mosque in Central Asia) and the towering Kalon minaret date from the 12th century and thus from the time of Turkish rule. The latter is the symbol of Bukhara and, together with the second largest mosque in Central Asia, the Kalon Mosque, and the one-story Miri Arab Madrasa, forms the so-called Poi Kalon Ensemble.
A few meters away is the Ark Citadel on a hill. In the past, the imposing building surrounded the entire city, today the palace of the emirs and the Friday mosque with the historical museum can still be visited inside.
On the other hand, the construction of the Samanid mausoleum probably dates back to the 10th century. It is not only the oldest building in Bukhara, but rather of all of Islam in Central Asia.
Especially the residents of Bukhara, the Tajiks, are proud of the development of the former oasis into one of the most important Islamic sites in the world. Ancient domed bazaars, stylishly laid out water basins and green spaces as well as a unique architecture transport the traveler to a bygone era. Buxoro, as the official name of Bukhara is, is a tourist insider tip that is second to none.