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Uzbekistan Tashkent station ウズベキスタン・タシケント駅の写真

Welcome to Uzbekistan Travel Journal.
Uzbekistan,officially the Republic of Uzbekistan,is a country in Central Asia. It lies between two major rivers, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya,and is surrounded by five landlocked country. There are a lot of traditional and historical architecture in Khiva,Samarkand,Bukhara and Tashkent and so on.
Tashkent(Toshkent) is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan.The capital is near the border with Kazakhstan.

Uzbekistan ウズベキスタンの写真

Speaking of Uzbekistan,what do you think? I didn't know anything until traveling there.
In ancient times,this country was thriving in " Silk Road" : Connecting China and Europe. Historical cities that flourish as a stopping-point of Silk Road were dotted in Uzbekistan.
In these Oasis cities,so many splendor mosques and theological schools even now remain.
I introduce this fascinating country Uzbekistan you've never been to. You can discovery a lot of Uzbekistan's attraction.


Samarkand ウズベキスタン一人旅・サマルカンドの写真

Samarkand (Samarqand in Uzbek) is as a city in southeastern Uzbekistan and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. It is said that Zanarkand from "Final Fantasy X" is modelled after Samarkand. This city is referred to as "The Blue CIty" or "The Gem of the East".


Khiva was the first registered World Heritage Site in Uzbekistan.
This city is drawing attention almost the same Samarkand and Bukhara. Ichan Kala,the old town of Khiva, is known as magnificent historic building. It is not a big city, so it takes only one day you can walk about there.

Bukhara ウズベキスタン一人旅・ブハラの写真

Bukhara is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. The old town was registered World Heritage Site as Bukhara historic area in 1993. Precious structures,for instance,Kalyan minaret,Ismail Samani Mausoleum and Ark Fortress are seen here and there.


Uzbekistan food ウズベキスタンの代表的な料理・シュヴィト・オシュ
Shvit Osh

Osh tastes delicious in summer because it is cold.Tomato source on greem noodles with herb. This source is filled with plenty of vegetables.It tastes better with yogurt.
You can enjoy Uzbekistan's original dish with fresh herbal flavor and a variety of ingredients.

Uzbekistan food ウズベキスタンの代表的な料理・ナン

Many Uzbek people eat Naan about the same rice. One of the most features is a round shape different from Indian Naan. The thickness and taste are differ with areas. It is said that Samarkand Naan is the most delicious.

Uzbekistan food ウズベキスタンの代表的な料理・プロフ

Pilaf is traditional food and main dish with carrots,onions,meats,beans and so on.
Pilaf is a strong flavor and oily. So,it is so good to eat with vegetables.

World Heritage

Ichan Kala

Ichan Kala is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva.

Ark Fortress

Ark Fortress is located in Bukhara.
The ark Citadel is the most ancient archeological complex of Bukhara.

Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble ウズベキスタンの世界遺産
Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble

Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble is in the north-eastern part of Samarkand and a holy place.