What you see in the picture above looks a lot like some ancient city, which used to exist centuries before. However, I am really glad to inform that this is not only the history, but also the precious destination, with which Uzbekistan feels full of pride! Dear friends, welcome to Samarkand!
Samarkand is the land of wonders, beautiful history and bright culture. This is the place, where each and every tourist in Central Asia wishes to find himself. Those, who are familiar with history are aware that the city had been the center of development during each civilization it went through. For instance, during the times of Amir Temur (Tamerlan), the most beautiful symbols of architecture were built.
Great poets, scientists and leaders have also left irreplacable gifts – loads of knowledge and wisdom in their masterpieces, most of which were able to survive till our days and are translated into many other languages.
Hearing about the beauty of Tashkent or joining the Uzbekistan Tour nowadays, the one may not even imagine what kind of hardships this city went through just recently…
Would you ever believe if I say that all of those above were built in just 50 years? Pretty difficult to do so… However, this is the truth.
In 1966, there happened a very horrible earthquake in this very territory, which destroyed more than thirty thousands houses and left the city almost unrecognizable. It said to have experienced about seven hundred pushes on 8-9 scale.
Thanks Lord, today you will see no sign of that disaster; only the monument built for the memory of that day stands alone…
I am really excited to share my impressions on this beautiful city with you guys! Tashkent is the capital of Central Asia’s Pearl, Uzbekistan. It is also said to be the biggest city of th country with the population of more than two million citizens. This is really impressing when compared to the population of Kyrgyzstan as a whole (just more than five million people)!
Tashkent has been in the center of attention during variety of governments through history. Its unique name is literally translated as “Stone City”. Many associate this with the fact that unlike its neighbor regions, the territory is plain and rich with stones without valleys or hills.
Nowadays, Tashkent is developing so rapidly that the one, who visited a month ago, may not be able to recognize it when he comes back! There is a big variety of facilities to the visitors and locals for entertainments and therefore it already became the city of many people’s dream!
Silk Road is a book, which so rich with beauties, history and each of its part is a separate chapter out of that huge book. We have discovered its center, Kyrgyzstan, for a while now and we have enough of an idea what kind of a destination it is for foreigners. Now the turn comes to another important part of the great route…
Uzbekistan is that very place, also called as the Pearl of Central Asia. This country has been keeping its culture, treasures from Silk Road as pupil of an eye. Therefore it stands out among many countries with bright traditions, values and beauty of the country itself. Below is a short welcome for You to the land of wonders!
Let me remind you again how Great the Silk Road is! On this way there are so many wonders, beautiful adventures which will be hardly seen in other places. There can be the same attractions here from the west, but what is found here is definitely rare in other side of the world!
For instance, they may say that Grand Canyon is one of a kind nature’s wonder in the whole world. However, let me take you guys to the little country Kyrgyzstan, which hides almost the same treasure as Americans have! That is the canyons of Konorchek, located not far from Bishkek city.
The canyons strech up to 200 km, which makes it impossible to explore the place for one day. It also reminds the person of a difficult labyrynth and this is what makes it more attractive!
Spring is one of the most favorite seasons of Kyrgyz people. The reasons are bunch but the main one among them is the fact that this is the richest with holiday throughout the year and each of them is so special and close to the nation’s heart.
For instance, the day of Navruz, March 21, is the New Year of Central Asian countries. Even before that they celebrate the International Women’s day with the whole world. May 9 is a real treasure, because this is when the former Soviet Union countries, including Kyrgyzstan, celebrate the victory after World War 2. I can go on with the list more, but let us do this:
Here is a good deal from Ecotour of Kyrgyzstan. It offers a nice tour package in this beautiful period of the year and wants to do its best to show the tourists the beauty of the season in the region.
I do not know how to express my gratitude to Lord that the dream of flying came true not only at the countries, where they thought of paragliding, but also in so many other places, including the lands of a great Silk Road! If only the landscape of a country is suitable for such activity, that’s it – make a wish, take a chance, make a change and break away!
Kyrgyzstan, with its vast variety of hills, mountains and valleys, provides a huge opportunity to go for paragliding tours. They are held especially in the middle of spring and summers, while the weather is clear and safe for flying. Here is a little introduction to this sport in Kyrgyzstan:
Time is running, not even running but flying too fast… And the changes that come and go with it are also as much and fast as the time itself. I remember my grandfather say in awe that when he was a little boy, he did not even have in his imaginations that one day we would be talking to him on the phone from thousands of miles away…But now, the phone is the simplest and most common thing we can imagine…
People also had no idea before that someday, the humanity will not have to spend crazy amount of days on the cold, long and dangerous roads to reach a certain place. Now, the airplanes seem so common and simple, that excites almost no one…
However, no one else got bored and used to paragliding, since it is always full of excitement and life every single time! It has the uniqueness of letting the person be with nature directly and feel like the part of it! It seems incredible and scary for some others, but what most of us believe is that it is really worth trying at least once!
After the descriptions of that wonderful valley of Suusamyr, I think it is perfect to see it with own eyes as well. The video was actualy made by the Kazakh professional skiers, who are just fond of exploring the winter sports destinations around and finally ended up here, in the very center of Tian Shan mountains.
Their experience on Celestials definitely look amazing and full of life. Just a little warning: once you watch the video, you may have the strong desire to be there in their place! On the other hand, it is not omething ipossible either. So, take a deep breath and get it started!
Tian Shan mountain range is one of the best natural gifts, among those that are located on the Great Silk Road. Each of those celestial mountains are unique and have their own names and qualities. Today I will introduce you to the very heart of this mountai range.
Suusamyr is located right in the middle of Tien Shan mountain system. The height of its peaks can reach up to 4500 meters. This is how it kept its virginity better than some other parts of the range.
However, people still find the way to reach it and enjoy the beauty of it. The main activity, which can be done on that valley is heli-skiing, since the snow condition is always perfect and the helicopter is the best way of going up to the valley.