Travel guides: middle Asia

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Friday, 10 September 2021 Print
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Travel to Middle Asia

The geographical name "Central Asia" hides completely different and dissimilar countries. Their common feature is the lack of access to the World Ocean and their location in the very heart of Eurasia.

The Great Silk Road passed through these countries in ancient times: nomads and settlers, guests from different parts of the continent met the Turkmen, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz on their way and were happy to rest in their yurts after a hard and long journey, and the locals, in turn, were happy to feed and drink the guest, and at the same time to learn the news from the other side of the earth. This is where the hospitality of the Central Asian peoples came from.

You will get a sea of ​​new impressions during traveling to the countries of Central Asia, and the history and culture of this region will remain in your memory for a long time. Thousand-year-old monuments and modern cities, natural attractions and, of course, hospitable people are waiting for you.

Tours to Central Asia - a journey to one of the most ancient centers of civilization. In Uzbekistan, you can find masterpieces of medieval architecture, such as Ichan-Kala in Khiva and Gur-Emir in Samarkand; Turkmenistan will surprise you with unique natural places: "Dinosaur Plateau", the gas crater of Darvaza, and will also delight you with the modern architecture of the white marble Ashgabat; Kazakhstan will appear before you as a country of endless steppes with modern cities of Astana and Almaty; You can visit Kyrgyzstan - the country of heavenly mountains and thousands of lakes; and you can visit Tajikistan, where outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world come to conquer the highest mountain peaks of the Pamirs.

 

Travel to Uzbekistan

Of all the countries of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is one of the most attractive tourist destinations. A trip to Uzbekistan is an exploration of ancient cities with blue domes and minarets, trips through endless deserts to millennial fortresses and temples, as well as trekking to amazing natural wonders at the foot of the Hissar and Chatkal mountains. Moreover, this eastern country attracts travelers with its hospitality, ancient traditions, and delicious cuisine. Pomegranates, melons, and grapes in sunny Uzbekistan cost a penny, and dinner at a restaurant will not hit the budget of even the most hungry tourist.

 

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For millennia, this region has been a crossroads of cultures and rich history. Here the Great Silk Road was born, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Islam developed. The oases of cities in the middle of a vast desert were cultural and commercial centers. Many mosques and palaces have survived here, striking not only with their scale, proportions but also with the taste and skill of the architects who built them.

 

Travel to Kazakhstan

Traveling to Kazakhstan is a real adventure full of amazing natural landscapes, the hospitality of residents, and a variety of tastes of national cuisine. This country, located at the junction of Europe and Asia, has absorbed the influences of a variety of cultural and religious trends. For thousands of years, nomads have lived on this land, grazing livestock in spacious valleys near rivers and among picturesque foothills.

The word "Kazakh" means "free man", which means that Kazakhstan is a country of freedom-loving people who live in peace with neighbors and are proud of their history. As a separate state, the Republic of Kazakhstan appeared on the geopolitical map of the world in 1991, after the collapse of the USSR. However, for many centuries, the Kazakh people cultivated their unique values, followed ancient traditions, nurtured their cuisine, music, folk dances.

 

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Today Kazakhstan is one of the largest countries in the world, which amazes guests with its diversity in all layers and features. local life. Go on a trip to Kazakhstan - and this country will show you all the brightness of colors and sharpness of tastes that have become part of its unique flavor.

 

Travel to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia, rich in incredible natural landscapes that form the peaks of the Pamir Mountains, Lake Issyk-Kul, and the Tien Shan ranges.

People in Kyrgyzstan live quietly and calmly, and the economy is carried out mainly as their ancestors did many centuries ago. The country has still retained its original flavor: there are no overcrowded megacities and crowds of tourists, and a trip here will become a memorable and full of impressions adventure.

Having visited the Central Asian "Alps" you can feel the real taste of life in wanderings together with real nomads! In Kyrgyzstan, you will experience living history by visiting ancient towers and fortresses and studying ancient petroglyphs. In this amazing country, you will often encounter contrasts. So in the countryside, horses, donkey carts, and worn-out buses vie for country roads with modern cars.

 

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In cities, old churches coexist with Soviet architecture and futuristic glass structures. But regardless of whether you spend your time in Kyrgyzstan in the urban jungle or go to natural locations, you can count on the warm welcome of the locals everywhere.

In Kyrgyzstan, you will get acquainted with the unique culture of the local people; appreciate the brightness of the colors of national costumes and the liveliness of the motives of the local songs; admire the prowess of men at horse races and taste hearty and amazingly delicious national cuisine. All this is Kyrgyzstan!

 

Travel to Tajikistan

A tour to Tajikistan is a trip to the Pamir, which is considered one of the highest and most grandiose mountain systems in the world. This ancient land has a rich past, as deep and centuries-old as time itself. Antiquity is felt among the ruins of temples, heard in the incomprehensible language of isolated communities, and is visible in the rich cultural traditions preserved by the inhabitants of the country who are proud of their land.

 

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Even though Tajikistan is a small country, it has various records among the countries of the former USSR. Somoni Peak in the Pamir Mountains is the highest peak in the entire region, the city of Murghab is the highest city in the former Soviet Union, and the Ak-Baital Pass is the highest mountain road in the former USSR.

The 13-meter high Buddha statue is the largest in Central Asia. The Nurek Dam is one of the largest in the world. And in the Yagnob Valley people live who speak the dialect of the Sogdian language, one of the oldest in Asia - the main language of the Great Silk Road.

 

Travel to Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is the heart of the relics of the past. Tourists from all over the world come here to visit the ruins of ancient cities of almost all civilizations of Asia and Persia. A tourist can enter the territory of Turkmenistan only with an entry visa. To obtain a tourist visa to Turkmenistan, you need to issue visa support (invitation). The application for an invitation is considered by the Immigration Service of Turkmenistan within 3 weeks.

A visa can be obtained at the Embassy of Turkmenistan or at the land border with visa support. Also, a 10-day visa can be obtained upon arrival at the International Airport in Ashgabat.

 

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Besides, historical and cultural sites, here you will find many amazing natural attractions: Karakum, sulfur lake Kov-Ata, burning crater Darvaza, National Parks Repetek, Kugitanga, and Kopetdag, as well as many other interesting places. Despite the fact that there are many strict rules and regulations in the country, Turkmenistan is a very beautiful and wealthy state worthy of your attention. This country knows how to surprise its guests!

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Backpacker looking at a sunrise from the mountain.

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