Crafts of Uzbekistan


Crafts of Uzbekistan

Name of the tour: Crafts of Uzbekistan

Duration: 5 days

Day 1: Tashkent
Your tour will start in the morning  from visiting Independence square which is the chief square of Uzbekistan, constructed as a sign of victory over fascism and nazism in World War II. Then you will have an opportunity to have a small walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between Amir Timur square and Independence square. After that you can take a ride in well-known Tashkent subway, among the most beautiful and fascinating subways in the world. In 1977 first line was opened. Then you will have a chance to see the old part of the city which consists of: Kukaldash Madrasah, Chorsu Bazaar and Hast Imam complex that includes some  mosques, madrasahs and mausoleum. The remakable part of its demonstration is the Othman Quran which is the world's ancient Quran copy dates back to 8th c. Quran was owned by Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four moral Caliphs whoscored a success the prophet Muhammad). In 8th century Othman was murdered by non-muslims. You still can see on its pages blood of Othaman that spred over the Quran. Overnight is at a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara  
To Bukhara in the morning you will have a transfer (flight or train). All day long you will enjoy of visiting different parts of city, because you will have full day tour. You will begin from exploring the eldest citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century called Citadel Ark which  was as a palace for some houses of Bukhara Empire. After you will attend Samanids mausoleum, a real masterwork of architecture of 9th -10th century. Then the tour goes on to Chashma Ayub, which means Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, well-known also as the mosque of forty columns erected in honor of Bukhara leader Abu-Fayud Khan. On the tour you will have a chance to have a small walk along the shopping domes and  go to one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara, popular central sights of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi that is also a section of Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of your tour you will have a chance to go to  Poi Kalon complex, this is the inimitable model of architectural art of Bukhara. There are three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon mosque, Kalon minaret and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
Today you will start your tour from seeing of sights in the surrounding places of Bukhara. At first you will go to Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, which is situated few kilometers from Bukhara. This place is a memorial complex, one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world of well-known Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Amir Timur's  was spiritual masters Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi.  There are mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, madrasah, courtyard with pool, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi in the complex today. After that you will go to visit the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs called Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The palace represents the sample of combination of different architectural styles. "Star - like and moon- like Palace" Emir called the palace on behalf of his wife who passed away young. In the end of your tour you will have a chance to drive to Sumiton village and to find the town of the dead, Chor Bakr memorial complex. Complex treats that all people are equal and it is a symbolic of the four sides of the earth. Building of the complex initiated during the Samanids kingdom until the 16th century. In the end of excursions you will come back to city. Overnight is at a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Tashkent
In the morning you will have transfer (flight or train) to Tashkent. At first you will visit Courage Monument which is a memorial complex, built in honor of the removal of the consequences of the earthquake in Tashkent. After  the tour goes on  to memorial complex Zangi Ota.There is a legend according to , Zangi-Oota was the shepherd and had a chance to distinguish for its wisdom and blessings. Today you also have an opportunity to visit the State Museum of Timurids' history which has 3,000 different items which  includes  musical instruments , jewelry,  various coins,  weapons, documents,paintings, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid's period. The city tour will end by exploring the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, which consists of fine examples of hand and machine embroidery, glasses and national clothing,  carpets and woodcarving, skullcaps and national fabrics. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.