Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation, and a country which today is one of the most unique in the world. This distinctive quality of Uzbekistan lies in its ancient culture, which has been thriving for thousands of years. In this beautiful and sunny country live a wonderfully kind, generous, and hospitable people. The incredible hospitality of the Uzbek people attracts travelers from other nations all over the world.
Since ancient times, Uzbekistan was the crossroad of caravan routes, and a connecting link between civilizations and nations. It was a meeting point of languages, cultures, and empires. Here ran the Great Silk Road that connected China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
During its long history, the Uzbek people have experienced a great deal of ups and downs from the wars of empires and migration. All this is reflected in the architecture at the soul of the nation. The natural environment of Uzbekistan overwhelms travelers and locals alike with its stunning diverse landscapes which have been inspiration for beautiful poetry since ages past. Here, unlike any other country, are numerous monuments of ancient architecture, including such treasures as the cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, and Khiva which have retained their original splendor. Graceful and elegant mosque minarets, medieval palaces, and mausoleums decorated with unique ceramic ornaments, the eastern luster of bazaars, and an indescribable excitement make Uzbekistan even more fabulous and unforgettable.
There are many different countries throughout the world, each with their own charms: interesting, informative, beautiful, exciting, and exotic. But Uzbekistan is that special country, which can be constantly looked upon and admired.