Glory of Uzbekistan


Glory of Uzbekistan

Name of the tour: Glory of Uzbekistan

Duration: 4 days

Day 1: Tashkent
Today you are going to visit Independence square which is the chief square of Uzbekistan, constructed as a sign of victory over fascism and Nazism in World War II. After that you will have a possibility to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between Amir Timur square and Independence square. Then  you will have an opportunity to take a ride in well- known Tashkent subway, among the most charming and fascinating metros in the world. The date of opening the first line was in 1977. Further you will visit the old part of the city. You are going to see different parts such as: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that is composed of several mausoleum, madrasahs, and mosques. The interesting part of its presentation  is the Othman Quran. People consider that this world's oldest Quran copy which dates back to 8th c. Quran owned by Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four virtuous Caliphs who fortunate the prophet Muhammad). In 8th century Othman was murdered by non-muslims. His blood remained on the Quran and you still can observe on its pages. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara
To Bukhara in the morning you will have transfer (flight or train). You are going to have a full day city tour today which will be amazing and magnificent. You will start your tour from going to the eldest stronghold in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century and having a name Citadel Ark which was as a palace for some houses of Bukhara Empire. After you will have a chance to see a real mastership of architecture of 9th -10th century, Samanids mausoleum. Then the tour goes on  to Chashma Ayub, significance Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, popular also as  the mosque of forty columns erected in honor of Bukhara chief governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then if you want you will have an opportunity to have a small  walk along the shopping domes and go to one of the most popular madrasahs of Bukhara which has the name  Nodir Divan Begi  is also a piece  of Lyabi House Ensemble, well-known central sights of Bukhara. The tour will finish  with going to Poi Kalon complex, the rare pattern of Bukhara's architectural art. There are  three structures erected in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah,Kalon minaret. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
Today you will have a possibility to see sights in near points of Bukhara. You will start your day from visiting Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, which is situated few kilometers from Bukhara. It is popular a memorial complex of well-known Sufi Leader and Philosopher, one of the Muslim pilgrimage areas for all people of Islamic world. One of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur was Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi.  Today complex includes: madrasah, mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, , courtyard with pool and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After you will drive to visit the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs which has name Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The palace is the pattern of combination of different architectural styles. "Star - like and moon- like Palace" Emir gave name to the palace on behalf of his wife who died very early. In the end of your tour you will go to Sumiton village to discover , the town of the dead Chor Bakr memorial complex. Complex shows that all people are equal and represents the four sides of the earth. Building of the complex started during the Samanids sovereignty until the 16th century. You will come back to city after excursions. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Farab
Transfer to Farab border check point.