Hong Kong media on tourism potential of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - “Traveling along the Silk Road through Uzbekistan” - under this healined an article was published on the website of the Hong Kong-based information and analytical publication Silk Road News, Dunyo news agency reports.
The author of the article writes that for many years Buddhist and Zoroastrian temples, painted mosques and madrassas remained inaccessible to the eyes of many people. However, in 2016, the atmosphere in the Central Asian region changed, economic development gained momentum, and political stability strengthened.
“In 2018, the visa policy in Uzbekistan has changed. From now on, it has become easier for citizens of more than 100 countries of the world to enter this country,” the article says.
Talking about Bukhara, the author writes that for centuries this city has been a center of trade, science, religion and culture, it is one of the holy cities of the Islamic world. Poets such as Firdausi and Rudaki lived and worked here, in this city Abu Ali ibn Sino discovered the basics of medicine for future generations.
“Its architectural grace is striking in the Kalyan Minaret, which once inspired the creators of the Doge's Palace in Venice. Walking around Bukhara, you admire the blue domes decorated with mosaics of the palaces of the old city and caravanserais. Everywhere there are shops of artisans offering their work to tourists.”
The author correlates the beauty of Samarkand with the heritage of Amir Temur. It is noted that this is an ancient city, the same as Rome and Babylon. Among the attractions are Registan Square, the Shahi-Zinda complex and the Mirzo Ulugbek Observatory. It is specified that this is one of the first and most accurate observatories in the history of mankind, which allowed astronomers to calculate time and celestial objects with amazing accuracy.