Uzbekistan Attracts More Foreign Tourists
Uzbekistan continues to see increasing number of foreign tourists. International travelers visit the country to see its historical and architectural destinations. In addition, the country attracts foreigners with its climate, unique culture and visa-free program.
“Currently, we have a visa-free program for 17 states. Any citizen can apply online for the visa and receive it via online as well,” said Consul General of Uzbek Embassy to Russia, Mehriddin Hayriddinov.
One of the most visited cities in Uzbekistan is Samarkand where tourists arrive from all over the world. Every year, thousands of travelers and pilgrims visit the Guri Amir mausoleum where Amir Timur and his grandson Ulugh Beg were buried. The well-known Bibi-Khanym Mosque is located nearby.
Samarkand is also one of the world centers of traditional songs and music. Melodies of the East festival gather visitors from hundreds of countries.
The tourists are also treated with a lot of national food including pilaf. Experts assure that Uzbekistan enters the five most popular destinations for gastronomic tourism among the CIS countries.
Samarkand is one of the ancient cities in the world. For over 2,000 years the city has been the key point on the Great Silk Road between China and Europe as well as one of the main centers of medieval East science.