Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet Captiva – urban SUV, expressive design of the car, a high level of comfort to the smallest details of a thoughtful interior, makes it an ideal vehicle for traveling around the city, and for traveling long distances.

The car has a flexible layout of seats (from five to seven), which can be folded, forming a flat loading surface.

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Hyundai Starex

Hyundai Starex is a comfortable and technically equipped minibus, proving that it is suitable both for carrying passengers outside the city, and on city streets. A key feature of this vehicle is high-quality transportation and a high level of comfort.

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Chevrolet Lacetti

Chevrolet Lacetti, being the embodiment of quality with a mass of additional features and a great drive, will make your trip comfortable and memorable.

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Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon bus is a top class tourist and intercity bus. The bus is equipped with comfortable folding chairs, TV, air conditioning, has a high level of security.

Number of places: 43

Volume of luggage, m3: 8

Air conditioning: yes

Refrigerator: there is

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Foreigners will be able to remotely register in Uzbekistan

From July 15 in Uzbekistan, foreign citizens and stateless persons can be registered remotely. The new system will save time, relieve the need to apply to state bodies and unnecessary paper red tape.

The e-mehmon system offers three ways:

1. It is necessary to register on the emehmon.uz website, enter your details in the registration window, then fill out the “arrival form” form and at the very end make a calculation of the tourist fee by specifying the payment card details.

2. A similar algorithm for actions in the mobile e-mehmon application, you just need to install it in your gadget and go through the authorization by specifying the phone number.

3. Guests who registered in accommodation facilities who paid for a tour, but chose a different place of residence, should choose in e-mehmon a special point – independent tourists. Further it is necessary to fill in all the fields as usual, specify the number of days of stay. After the program calculates the total, you can pay for services both in cash and non-cash form

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In Uzbekistan, since July 15, the system for issuing and issuing electronic entry visas for E-VISA.UZ.

It provides for the cancellation of the procedure for compulsorily applying foreign citizens to diplomatic missions, consular offices of Uzbekistan abroad for the registration of an entry visa, as well as reducing the time for consideration of a foreign citizen’s application for an entry visa.

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About company

Dear colleagues and dear tourists, let me introduce myself!

“Secrets of the East” is one of the projects of the tourist company “GLAMOR TOUR”.

“GLAMOR TOUR” started its activity in 2007, it is certified and licensed by the National Company “Uzbektourism” (license № Т – 013814, certificate № 004058). To date, the company has established itself as one of the leading in the market of Uzbekistan.

The company “GLAMOR TOUR” has not once participated in international tourism exhibitions. He is also the organizer of a number of tourist events and “Workshop” in Uzbekistan.

Our company offers services for the realization of tours around the world, rest and treatment in sanatoriums, booking and registration of air and railway travel documents, organization of sightseeing tours.

One of the priorities of the company and the project “Secrets of the East” is – the formation and promotion of the local tourist product, the organization and development of its own author’s excursion programs in the cities of Uzbekistan.

The company’s work in various areas of tourism is marked by diplomas and certificates of tour operators from various countries on international and domestic tourism.

In our company there is a friendly and professional team, which is facilitated by the established benevolent atmosphere. Our employees have solid experience in the field of tourism, culture, education.

And most importantly – you are dealing with people who are passionate and passionate about their work !!!

From the first days of the beginning of activity we have chosen as the main principles in the work:

professionalism as a desire to ensure high standards of quality of service for tourists;
reliability in the selection and selection of tours for our customers, because Your trust is the guarantee of the progressive and successful development of our companies;
discovery and search for new directions, solutions in the organization of your holiday.
Sincerely yours

“Secrets of the East” and “Glamor Tour”

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Trekking to Aksarsay waterfall

Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan

Region: Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan
Tour duration: 1 day
Season: March – mid.November
Tour type: trekking
Trekking distance: 15 km
Tulips blooming season: April

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Tour to Fergana “Golden Valley”

  Day               City    Description
   1       Kokand

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Transfer: Tashkent-Kokand (by train 4 hours 20 minutes) Meeting with guide and driver. Start of excursion.
Sights:

Palace of Khudoyar Khan, Juma mosque, necropolis Dahma and Shaohon

night in the hotel Kokand.

   2     Rishtan-Margilan-Fergana

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Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting with a guide and a driver.

Sights:

Silk-weaving factory “Edgorlik”. Complex of Pir Siddik. Hodja-Maggiz mausoleum. Medre Said Ahmad-Khodzha. The Chakar mosque. The Toron Bazaar mosque

Overnight at the hotel in Fergana

   3   Fergana-Aksikent-Andijan

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Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting with a guide and a driver. The beginning of the excursion.

Sights:

Trip to the excavations of the ancient capital of Fergana-Aksikent

Visit to the city of Andijan. Babur Park and Babur Memorial House Museum

Complex Jami.

Overnight at the hotel.

  4  Andijan-Namangan

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Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting with a guide and a driver.

Sights:

Center for Artisans “Hunarmand” Andijan Museum of Local Lore.

Namangan: The Mausoleum of Khoji Amin Kabri.Medres Mullo Kirghiz. The Mt. Ota Valikhon Tura

   5   Namangan-Tashkent

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Breakfast in the hotel
Departure from Namangan
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May tour to Uzbekistan

Day       City    Description
   1  Tashkent

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Arrival in Tashkent
Free dayOvernight at hotel in Tashkent
   2   Tashkent

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Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting with the guide and the driver begins the tour of the city.Sights:

Museum of Remembrance of Victims of Repression, Kukeldash Medrese, Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent TV Tower, Amir Temur Square, Monument to Courage, Tillah Sheikh Mosque

Overnight at the hotel.

  3   Tashkent-Samarkand

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07:30 Transfer to the station (Transfer to Samarkand by Afrasiab high-speed train)
09:40 Arrival in Samarkand, transfer to the hotel (accomodation)Meeting with the guide and the driver (the beginning of the excursion around Samarkand)

Sights:

Mausoleum of Gur Emir, Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shahi Zinda Complex, Siab Bazaar

After the tour: Master class pilova! You can not only enjoy the Samarkand pilaf but also participate in its preparation!

Overnight at the hotel.

   4   Samarkand-Bukhara

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Early breakfast at the hotel
09:00 transfer to the station, transfer to Bukhara by Afrasiab high-speed train11:20 Arrival in Bukhara (transfer to the hotel, accommodation)

Meeting with the guide and the driver (the beginning of the tour of Bukhara)

Sights:

Lyabi House complex, Nadir Diwanbegi Madrassah, Trading domes: Taki Zargaron, Taki Telpak Furrushon, Taki Sarrafon

After an interesting excursion, dinner in a wonderful restaurant “Adras”. Here you can have a wonderful time and watch a folklore show.

Night in hotels

   5       Bukhara-          Tashkent

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Breakfast in the hotel
Free dayAfter lunch transfer to the station

15:50 Transfer to Tashkent by fast train Afrasiab

19:40 Arrival in Tashkent

Transfer to the hotel

  6    Tashkent

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Breakfast in the hotel
Departure from Tashkent
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Shaherezada Khiva hotel

Четырехзвездочный отель Shaherezada Khiva расположен в городе Хива. К услугам гостей общий лаундж, круглосуточная стойка регистрации, общая кухня и бесплатный Wi-Fi.Все номера отеля располагают шкафом, телевизором и собственной ванной комнатой с ванной. Из некоторых номеров открывается вид на город.

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Qosha Darvoza hotel

В числе удобств номеров отеля Qosha Darvoza телевизор с плоским экраном и собственная ванная комната с ванной и бесплатными туалетно-косметическими принадлежностями. В некоторых номерах есть терраса. Все номера оснащены кондиционером и письменным столом.

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Islambek hotel

В 2-звездочном отеле Islambek, расположенном в Хиве, к услугам гостей бесплатный прокат велосипедов, номера с видом на город и детская игровая площадка.

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Zukhro Boutique Hotel

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Meros B&B hotel

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Arkanchi hotel

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Festival “Silk and spices”

photo_2018-05-15_12-16-49May 25-27, 2018 in Bukhara will host the 17th traditional festival “Silk and Spices”. Its goal is to preserve the existing cultural heritage with all its specific features and level of artistic skill, as well as to support folk handicrafts such as gold embroidery, hand weaving, carving, carpet weaving, building craftsmanship, fine arts.

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One-day tour to Bukhara »Ancient Bukhara»

  Day                 City      Description
   1             Bukhara

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In the morning transfer to Bukhara by Afrosiab high-speed train.
Meeting with the guide and the driver. Beginning of the excursion around the city: visiting the fortress Ark, the mausoleum of the Samanids, Chashma-Ayub, the architectural ensemble KalyanLunch at the national restaurant.Continuation of the excursion program: Mir-Arab Madrassah, Magok-Atti mosque, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrassas, Lyabi-Khauz complex and Chor Minor madrasah.Dinner at the national restaurant.Transfer to the station.Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train
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Beauty of Khorezm

 Day                  City      Description
  1     Urgench         Khiva

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Arrival in Urgench witha transfer to Khiva.

Meeting with a guide and a driver.Excursion in thehistorical part of thecity of Ichan-Kala.

Overnight in Khiva.

  2               Khiva

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Breakfast in hotels. Meeting with a guide and a driver. Continuation of the tour around Khiva. Excursion program: Complex Tash-khuli, madrasah Allakulihana, gate of Pakhlavan Mahmud, mosque of Hodzhamberdibiya Night in Khiva
  3       Khiva-Nukus

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Breakfast in hotels. Meeting with guide and driver transfer to Nukus through Ayaz kala fortresses, Tuprak kala, Kizil kala Night in Nukus
  4           Nukus

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Breakfast in hotels. Meeting with a guide and a driver. Excursion around the city of Nukus. Excursion program: The V.I. Savitsky; the Istiqlol Park; House of Amet and Aymkhan Shamuratovs; Eternal flame. Transfer to the airport transfer to Tashkent
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From 26 to 28 may 2017 in Bukhara will host the XVI festival “Silk and spices”.

From 26 to 28 may 2017 in Bukhara will host the XVI festival “Silk and spices”.
Specialists in spices, who came to the festival from across the country and from abroad will present their products at the food fair. Also at the festival will show their art of gold embroidery craftsmen, potters, weavers, blacksmiths and artists inmaturity.
Of course, not without plov. Festival “Palov sayli” will bring together the best chefs in the country from different areas and will allow fans of the national cuisine to appreciate the diversity of Uzbek cuisine.
Fashionistas will enjoy the bright Eastern outfits on the catwalk and the fashion show from leading young designers from satin and adras.
Visual-gustatory component of the festival will complement the music performed by local folk groups and young performers. The audience will be entertained and folk games, including fighting sheep, cock fighting, and rope walking.

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Uzbek plov is included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

Uzbek plov made in the Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Committee for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in Ethiopia, reported the press service of the international organization.
“The tradition of cooking plov runs in families, passed on from master to disciple, in the communication between peers and in public institutions. This tradition, strengthening social ties and solidarity is part of the cultural identity of the community”, — says the decision of UNESCO Committee.
Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity includes elements that demonstrate the diversity of intangible heritage and help fully realize its importance. With the inclusion of new elements in the list consists of 366 points.

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Bibi-Khanum live on Euronews.

Euronews for the premiere of the new TV show “Postcards of Uzbekistan”, dedicated to one of the most famous sights of Samarkand — a grandiose Cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym.
The European TV channel called the mosque of Bibi Khanum, a real gem of architecture of Samarkand, which is over 600 years old. It is noted that its construction was begun after another victorious campaign of Temur to India: the ruler wished to outshine everything he had seen earlier mosques, churches and palaces.
The visitors impress with majestic dimensions and magnificence of the building, whose height reaches 50 meters, which corresponds to the height of 15-storey building.
In September-October this year a film crew headed by a leading cycle Postcards Seamus Kearney has been back to Uzbekistan and was shooting a new episode of “Postcards of Uzbekistan”, dedicated to the cultural heritage and tourist attractions of the Republic.

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Launched a new high-speed train Almaty — Tashkent.

From Almaty on 21 March, was solemnly sent in his first flight high-speed train Almaty — Tashkent. The journey time was less than 17 hours.
There is in the cars of different class — from a sedentary to a Suite.
Railway companies of the two countries at a meeting in Tashkent agreed that persons with disabilities and their accompanying persons will receive a 70% discount on the fare.
The train will depart from Almaty on Mondays and Saturdays, from Tashkent on Tuesdays and Sundays. Journey time is 16 hours and 30 minutes. EN route the train will stop at stations Otar, Chu, Taraz, Shymkent, Saryagash and Tashkent.

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“The Great Silk Road”

The Great Silk Road is the most famous trade route in the humankind history. It will be a long time before when it was used by merchants from coasts of the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Whole cities and civilizations came to existence, flourished and perished en route the road in space and time.

Central Asia became a location where main directions of international trade met together; it is there where merchants, craftsmen, scientists and musicians arrived from different countries.  Such big ancient cities of region as Samarkand, Bukhara, and Tashkent, Ferghana, Termez and cities of Khorezm were located on this road.

At present time, there are many talks about the Great Silk Road; however, there are few who are familiar with its genuine history … We offer you to take a trip along one of its numerous roads.

Route: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Travel type: air flight, ground transport, high-speed train

Season: the whole year round

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Uzbek Dastarkhan”

Dishes of Central Asia from the earliest times were famous with its delicacies and exceptional bright variety of tastes. It is not surprising: it is Asia which is homeland of spices which give its unique “zest” to each dish.

Dishes of Uzbek cuisine are known all over the world as one of most tasteful and refined one. Plovmantilagman or shashlik long ago became a visiting card of Uzbek cuisine. However, despite of common names, in each region of Uzbekistan there are own specifics and nuance in their preparation which give to each dish its unique taste and aroma.

“Uzbek Dastarkhan” Gastronomic Tour offers you to make tasty travel to cities and regions of Uzbekistan in order to fully enjoy all merits and flavors of the national Uzbek cuisine.

Bon appetit!

Route: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Travel type: air flight, ground transport, train

Season: the whole year round

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Splendid Uzbekistan”

From the earliest times, sunny Uzbekistan attracts tourists of all countries with its originality, magic, ancient customs, and abundance of historical monuments and objects of world culture collected together on the territory of one country.

Welcome to splendid Uzbekistan!

Route: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Travel type: air flight and ground transport (automobile/coach)

Season: the whole year round

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Shopping Tour”

All kinds of art from pottery to carpet weaving were developed on the territory of Uzbekistan since the earliest times. Many crafts of the Uzbek people are still popular worldwide at the present time.

Such interesting and colorful shopping in Uzbekistan..!
You will have an opportunity to purchase luxurious Bukhara carpets, soft silk, variegated khan-atlas, dried fruits, spices, products of local masters, national souvenirs, traditional garments, handmade footwear and many others.

Route: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Weekend Tour”

Weekend tour in Uzbekistan is a perfect option for travelers who have little time but who want to sight see as much as possible! Feel the world of Oriental fairy-tale, grandiose medieval architecture, richest bazaars, red-ripe fruits and amazing taste of Uzbek cuisine! During short period of time, you will manage to visit main places of interest of legendary Samarkand and Tashkent.

Route: Tashkent– Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Sufi Tour”

Travel in a six-day Sufi tour in Uzbekistan and feel the atmosphere of sacred places of this country. You will visit the religious center Khast-Imam in Tashkent and will see the original of Khalif Osman’s Koran of VII century. You will also visit Bukhara, a city which is named the Sacred since there are a lot of mosques and burial vaults of the Muslim sacred persons. In the end of your travel, you will be brought to Samarkand and famous Shakhi Zinda Necropolis where Kusam ibn Abbas, Prophet Muhammad’s cousin, was buried.

Route: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Accommodation: in hotels

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“New Year’s Vacations”

A tour to Uzbekistan during winter time has its unique fascination. Turquoise cupolas of mosques and minarets covered with snow-white caps: what could be so splendid! Immerse yourself to the world of a winter fairy-tale in Orient!

You will visit world famous monuments of Bukhara and Samarkand, will have a walk in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and will taste famous dishes of Uzbek cuisine and will purchase original souvenirs of Uzbek master craftsmen.

Route: Tashkent – Bukhara — Samarkand – Tashkent

Tour duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Accommodation: in hotels

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“Mountain Ski Tour”

One of the favorite places for winter recreation in Uzbekistan for local people and arriving guests are mountain ski resorts of Chimgan and Beldersay located in the mountain system of Western Tien Shan at a distance of 80 km from the capital Tashkent. The resorts are located not far from each other at around 7 km. The both resorts have developed infrastructure for skiing and snowboarding including cable-chair and cable-bow elevators, rental of equipment, modern hotels and guest houses as well as café, restaurants and other recreations. There are also many people on tracks of Chimgan and Beldersay: local slopes demonstrate high quality of tracks. Slope length in the resorts differs and constitutes 700 to 1000 meters. “Red” and “Black” tracks which require high level of mastership and training are equipped for most advanced skiers.

It is possible not only to go for sports but also obtain recreation in the mountain ski resorts of Uzbekistan. Oriental baths and wonderful café with national cuisine will help to obtain relaxation after an intense and dynamic day; and captivating excursions will diversify vacation and will introduce educational note thereto. The most popular excursions are trips to Khodjikent Village famous with its rock paintings which were preserved since ancient times.

Route: Tashkent – Chimgan/Beldersay – Tashkent

Tour duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Accommodation: in hotels

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Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah

Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah

The biggest medieval madrasah of Khiva named after Muhammad Amin-khan (1845-1855) is located opposite to Kunya-Ark next to Ata-Darvaza gates. The madrasah has impressive dimensions (71.7 х 60 m, yard is  38 х 38 m). It was the richest divinity school which owned extensive vakuf incomes and property.

The building contains 125 khudra, and all khudras are located on the first floor and have two rooms each. Khudras on the second floor have balconies. No such balconies were built in madrasah ever before. The madrasah could accept up to 260 pupils at a time. Moreover, the Chancellery of the Supreme Muslim Court was located on the territory of the madrasah. Five cupolas and corner towers complete the madrasah grandeur. The building is richly decorated with glazed bricks, traditional majolica, and all doors are decorated with carving ornament.

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Djuma Mosque

Djuma Mosque

Djuma Mosque is a Friday mosque in the Khiva fortress Ichan-Kala. According to information of the Arab geographer Mukaddasiy, Djuma Mosque dates back to X century. According to the historian Munis, the mosque was rebuilt in the end XVIII century using finances donated by Abdurakhman Mekhtar khan. Djuma is unique in design; it has no portals, cupolas, galleries and inner yard. The mosque has an access from three sides.

The ceiling of the large hall is based onto 213 wooden columns. The twenty one columns date back to X—XII centuries and has Arab inscriptions with kufi handwriting. The columns with flower-plant pattern of Khiva type date back to XVIII—XIX centuries; in the ceiling there are small apertures for light and ventilation.

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Tash-Khauli Palace

Tash-Khauli Palace

Tash-Khauli is a palace complex in Khiva, the main palace of Khiva khans.  The palace is located in the eastern part of Khiva and was built by Allakuli-Khan. Construction of the palace took approximately 8 years, from 1830 to 1838.

The residential harem quarter was first built then the mekhmonkhona, a room for official receptions, and finally arzkhona, a court hall, were built. All parts of the Tash-Khauli Palace are connected with each other with labyrinth of unlit corridors. The part of the palace allocated for khan’s chambers and harem is separated from the official part with a continuous corridor. The most spacious and most richly decorated room is the chambers of the khan; the other four rooms were intended for khan’s wives. The two-storeyed structure which was intended for concubines and relatives is located along the entire perimeter of the yard. In each room of harem there is own separate entrance not connected with other rooms. The walls are richly decorated with white-blue majolica linen, the ceiling is painted with brown-red paints, and laced copper window grates are installed on windows. No single decoration ornament repeats itself.

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Kunya-Ark Fortress

Kunya-Ark Fortress

Kunya-Ark (means “old fortress”) is a citadel; it is located in the inner town of Khiva Ichan-Kala. Prior to dethronement of the Khiva Khan, Kunya-Ark served as one of khan’s residences. Some time ago, the fortress consists of the khan’s chancellery, reception hall, harem, winter and summer mosques, mint and utility rooms such as stables, storehouses, workshops and etc. The present existing complex Kunya-Ark was restored in the beginning of XIX century. Only several buildings remain on the territory of Kunya-Ark Fortress: the eastern gates with a guards’ room; Ak-Sheikh-Bobo cell; kurinishkhona, a room for receptions and registration of visitors; the summer and winter mosques and harem.

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Ichan Kala

Ichan Kala

Ichan Kala is a historical inner town of Khiva surrounded with strong walls which became the first monument of World Heritage in Central Asia. The fortress structures and palaces, mosques and madrasah, mausoleums and minarets, caravanserais and baths which have been erected during centuries (the most ancient monuments of architecture date back to XIV century) transformed Ichan-Kala into a unique outdoor city monument. Having visited Ichan-Kala, one may imagine how practically all cities of the medieval Orient looked like.

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Trade Cupolas

Trade Cupolas

Bukhara was a big trade, handicraft and administrative center of Central Asia during medieval times. It was here where the Great Silk Road passed and connected state of Middle East with India and China. Merchants and diplomat, travelers and dervishes followed this ancient caravan track; exchange not only in goods but cultural values took place. Centuries elapses, at the present time, only four trade cupolas preserved.

Trade cupola Toki-Sarrofon: next to Lyabi Khauz there is a cupola under which passes a crossroad. Around it there are trade shops. Some when there was located one of the biggest currency exchanges of Central Asia: merchants from India, China and other countries exchanged monies with moneychangers who were named sarrafs. The name of the trade cupola came therefrom. However, it is possible to buy here only carpets, shawls and other souvenirs centuries later here.

Telpak Furushon  trade cupola: earlier there was trade in books at this place; therefore, initially the indoor bazaar was named Kitab-Furushon (book traders’ cupola). Male, female and children’s hats were later traded there. There it was possible to purchase kerchiefs, skullcaps embroidered with beads, fur sari and fancifully folded tyurbans. Therefore, the current of the bazaar Taki-Telpak Furushon, a cupola of hat sellers came from.

Trade cupola Tim of Abdullakhan represents an indoor premises where it is always cool. Light in Tim of Abdullakhan comes from small windows and apertures in cupolas. Carpets and fabrics were traded there for centuries; at the present time, it is possible to buy there variegated carpets, beautiful patterned kerchiefs or Bukhara fabric length.

Trade cupola Toki-Zargaron is the biggest trade cupola of Bukhara and is located right next to Poi Kalyan Complex. Some when there were 36 jewellery workshops which traded in various adornment. At the present time, it is possible to purchaser here adornment and various accessories for home.

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Lyabi Khauz Building Ensemble

Lyabi Khauz Building Ensemble

Lyabi Khauz is one of the central squares of Bukhara city, an architectural building ensemble created in XVI — XVII centuries. The square consists of with buildings of Kukeldash Madrasah, Divan-Begi Madrasah and Divan-Begi Khanaka grouped around a pond Nadir-Begi Khauz. Dimensions of the ensemble are approximately 150 by 200 meters.

Kukeldash Madrasah is the biggest madrasah of Bukhara and one of the biggest in entire Central Asia. It was built in XVI century during ruling of Abdullakhan II financed by Kulbaba, Bukhara Emir, who ruled during several khans and who preserved friendly relations with all of them. Due to close relations with khans, the Emir was nicknamed with the title Kukeldash (one of the highest court titles) that means “a foster brother” in translation. Thereafter, the madrasah was also named in his honor.

Nodir-Divan-Begi Madrasah: the madrasah was built in 1622—1623 by Nadir Divan-Begi, the vizier of Imamkuli-Khan, as caravanserai; however, it was transformed into a madrasah thereafter. Along with other monuments of the historical center of Bukhara, the madrasah was included to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

Divan-Begi Khanaka: Khanakaа was built at the same time with a pond in 1619-20 by Nadir Divan-Begi, the uncle and vizier of Imamkuli-Khan. Khanaka is compact in size and cruciform with a central domed hall around which there are two-storeyed khudjras. At the ends of the main façade, there are towers, and the facade is decorated with mosaic and ornate lettering on the sides thereof. The side facades have arched entrances and smaller arches.

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Chor-Bakr Necropolis

Chor-Bakr Necropolis

A unique necropolis Chor-Bakr (“Four Brothers”) launched for construction in XVI century is located five kilometers to the south-west from Bukhara, in Sumitan Village.

Construction of the necropolis was started at the time of the Samanides when Djuybar Seyids already occupied important state positions in Bukhara. The most ancient part of the necropolis represents a burial place of Abu-Bakr Sa’ad. Abu-Bakr Sa’ad is considered “prophet’s descendant” and an ancestor of the head of Djuybar Sheikhs, that is to say a founder of the entire dynasty of Djuybar Seyids.

Chor-Bakr Necropolis is a distinctive “city of deads”; it has own streets, yards, gates; however, instead of houses everywhere there are dakhmas and gravestones. In the center of the necropolis there are located three main buildings: a mosque, khanaka and madrasah. The front facades of the mosque and khanaka are implemented in form of portals with arched vaults, and the side facades are implemented in form loggias located in two levels.

The necropolis represents a rather large architectural complex included to the UNESCO catalogue.

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Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Minaret

Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Minaret

Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Minaret are an ancient architectural complex which consists of a XVIII century mosque, a minaret of beginning of XX century and a small pond.

The Bolo-Khauz Complex is located in the old part of Bukhara, in Registan Square. Bolo-Khauz earlier served as a main Friday mosque of the city, Bukhara Emir continually prayed in this sacred place. The mosque building has a square shape and consists of two parts: a four-column winter hall with several entrances and a summer veranda aiwan which surrounds the winter hall from three sides. Special impression comes from beautiful wooden columns of aiwan which are made in form of stalactites and serve to support thereof for the ceiling. The interior of Bolo-Khauz Mosque was implemented in the style of XIX century  and the beginning of ХХ century.

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