Dazzled pride of Uzbekistan

 Dazzled pride of Uzbekistan

Dazzled pride of Uzbekistan
Country: Uzbekistan
Places to visit: Tashkent, Bukhara

Day 1: Tashkent
In course of the tour is visiting Independence square. This square is the main in Uzbekistan, and it was built as a sign of victory over fascism and Nazism in World War II. After you will have an opportunity to stroll along the regional Broadway, a walking avenue between independence square and Amir Timur square. After you will have a chance to take a ride in legendary Tashkent metro, among the most amazing subways on the Earth. It is interesting that the first line started working in 1977. Further in the tour you will explore the ancient part of the city which consists of: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that includes several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The importantce of its presentation is the Othman Quran which is the world's ancient Quran copy dates back to 8th c. to Othman Ibn Affan owned Quran, the Third Caliph (of the four Saints Caliphs who changed the prophet Muhammad). By non-muslims Othman was murdered in 8th century. When You will see to pages of Quran you can see blood of Othman that was spred. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara 
To Bukhara on the route you will have a morning transfer (flight or train). To have a full day city tour today is a great opportunity to get acquainted with this charming city. The firtst destination will be the oldest citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century and has name Citadel Ark which was as a castle for several generations of Bukhara Empire. Then you will have a chance to observe Samanids mausoleum, a real art of architecture of 9th -10th century. Next the tour goes on to Chashma Ayub, means Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, popular also as the mosque of forty columns created in honor of Bukhara regent Abu-Fayud Khan. Don't miss a chance to saunter along the trading domes and explore one of the most well-known madrasahs of Bukhara. The name is Nodir Divan Begi which is also a component of Lyabi House Ensemble, popular central highlight of Bukhara. You will end the tour with inspecting Poi Kalon complex, the historical example of architectural masterpiece of Bukhara. It consists of three buildings in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is spent in a comfortable hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
You will have an opportunity to inspect the surrounding of Bukhara and seeing sights. First you will visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, located few kilometers from Bukhara. For all people of Islamic world it is a memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher, the Muslim places for palmer. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the devout masters of Amir Timur.  There are mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial grave of Bukhara regent and Dakhma upon the grave of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. In course of your tour you will head on to see the countryside abode of Bukhara Emirs called Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The castle is the example of mixture of different architectural styles. Emir called the palace "Star - like and moon- like Palace" on behalf of his wife who died very early. You will finish the tour with driving to Sumiton settlement to explore Chor Bakr memorial complex, the town of the dead. Complex has symbol the four sides of the earth and shows that all people have the same rights. Building of the complex started during the Samanids kingdom until the 16th century. After  the tour you will back to city. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Tashkent
In the morning you will be transfered (flight or train) to Tashkent. In course of the tour you will go to Courage Monument which is a memorial complex, based in honor of the response of the Tashkent earthquake. On route of the tour goes to Zangi Ota memorial complex. The legend says, Zangi-Oota was a shepherd and distinguished for his sense and good actions. You can also explore the State Museum of Timurids' history which include 3,000 different items consist of documents, jewelry, weapons, various coins, musical instruments, paintings, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid's period. The city tour will ends by going to the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, including fine examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and carpets, national fabrics and woodcarving. Night is spent in a hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
This is the end of your wonderful tour. Transfer to airport.