Samarkand tourist center in the focus of the Euronews TV channel
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Journalists of Euronews TV have no doubt that an influx of tourists will flood into Uzbekistan with the opening of the Silk Road Samarkand complex.
One of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan, Samarkand has opened a new Silk Road Samarkand tourist center for guests and travelers. In the Focus report, Euronews invites people to get to know the new hub closer and talk to those who are directly involved in its implementation.
The story of Galina Polonskaya from Samarkand on the most popular international news TV channel Euronews with a monthly coverage of 15.2 million viewers has already collected quite a few views. And this is no coincidence. A huge multi-profile complex that combines a congress center, the Eternal City historical and ethnographic park, a gashtak (an artificial lake for fishing), a central square with a singing fountain, an Eco Village cottage town, as well as brands of 8 international class hotels will very soon become a reference location in tourism sector in Central Asia,” the report says. European media are confident that Silk Road Samarkand will soon become a booster for the development of tourism in the city of Samarkand.
This is a significant event for us, we are very glad that we can invite the whole world to visit us, in Uzbekistan, in stunning Samarkand, - said Artem Yegikyan, General Director of the Silk Road Samarkand Management Company. - It is symbolic that the 30-second promo video and reportage was released on the day of the celebration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan. We are preparing to receive the first tourists already this autumn season. The booking system is now launching with available dates from the end of September. We are confident that the capacity of the hotels and our entire center will help to double the tourist flow to Samarkand.
In fact, the Samarkand tourist center is already becoming a link between business, cultural, medical and gastronomic tourism facilities.
As part of the Silk Road Samarkand, a completely new format of a tourist product is being launched in the region. The first 5* hotels in Samarkand will be opened here, a unique green park will be presented. One of the important key partners of Silk Road Samarkand was the network of Chinese hotels Minyoun Hospitality. It is in Samarkand that the first hotels of the network in Central Asia will be opened.
The bridge connecting the past and the future leads the viewers of the reportage to the very heart of the Silk Road Samarkand complex - to the "Eternal City", where the traditions of Uzbek architecture, crafts and decor live. This complex is interesting because it was made by the hands of craftsmen, artists, artisans, skilled craftsmen in woodworking, ceramics, ganch and carving - the quintessence of all the best that the people of Uzbekistan can do. More than 100 masters of folk crafts and arts will "settle" in the "Eternal City" complex as local residents. They will present the richest treasury of Uzbek ceramics, chasing, silk, organic oils and herbs, national costumes, souvenirs, suzani and carpets. Workshops and showrooms of famous artists and designers will also be located here. By the way, the "Eternal City" is a completely unique object. This is not a repetition of something done before - the majolica collection of the "Eternal City" does not repeat any of the existing compositions of historical buildings. All elements on the buildings, tiles and even tiles are unique. The local masters have no doubts: very soon Silk Road Samarkand and its heart, the "Eternal City", will receive worldwide recognition.
In the near future, this large-scale project - a symbol of New Samarkand and new tourism opportunities in the region - is designed to become a modern landmark throughout Central Asia.
• territory of the center - more than 260 hectares
• landscaping area - more than 170 hectares
• 8 hotels
• functional area of the congress center - 18,000 m2
• 14 guest villas
• 31.8 km of pedestrian and bicycle paths
• 12 bridges
• 46 hectares of artificial channels
• About 20 km of roads
• Over 10,000 specialists involved in the construction, of which more than 2,000 foreign specialists
• About 3,000 people can be accommodated in the hotels of the complex at a time
• 20 minutes from the city center