Splendid cities

 Splendid cities

Splendid cities
Country: Uzbekistan
Places to visit: Khiva, Nukus, Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
Today in the morning you will have a tranfer flight to Nukus. A great way to quickly get oriented is full daay cityt tour that willl be today.  See highlights including the Museum of Savitsky which has the masterworks of banned art. The Museum of Savitsky exhibits 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The guardian of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art gathered the arts in 1960s.  In fact, he forbidden arts from victimized soviet artists, and sometimes got free. He kept and finally gingerly represented them in this far central Asian art-house. In course of the tour we will head outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis that was old city a lot of time ago. Archaeological findings verified that territory was continuously conquested from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Night will be in a comfortable hotel.


Day 2: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva (290 km, 6 hours)
On the route we are going to head on to Khiva. Khiva is the oldest city in Uzbekistan full of historical and wonderful sights.  Its history is inseparably relating to the history of the famous Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before.  Khiva is referenced as an important shopping center on the Silk Road in the 10th century. All the caravans stopped here on their road to China and back. From dusk to dawn, until the wicket was unlocked, an infinite stream of moving string of camels with baggage crossed them. Now we have most of this wonderful city kept and valued to pass to our next posterity. On the tour we will explore two famous citadels: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is an old place of Khorezm, called on behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. Fortress dates back II century AD. Tuprak Qala, sense ‘clay fort', was the king city of Khorezmian leader Artav. Archeologists required that citadel was structered in 1 or 2-century AD. And it was resided until 6th century AD. The wars and raids discharged the city and remained it without any feeling of life. Overnight will be in a comfortable hotel in Khiva.

Day 3: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
You are going to have an exciting sightseeing tour in the ancient city of Uzbekistan. It supposed to be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva rounded with strong solid walls.  Ichan-Qala changed into famous unique city-monument. There are old sound buildings, mosques, palaces, Minarets, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses. There are over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments in Ichan-Qala. Ichan-Qala was made a historical and architectural protection territory in 1969. The highlights in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, opened by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, 1830s a unique pattern of Khorezm architectural masterwork. In the end of your tour evening flight to Tashkent. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.