‘There is something about Central Asia that leaves one speechless. It is the element of surprise and must we say, in a good way!’
For those who are keen to travel the Great Silk road but don’t have the time to do it, Uzbekistan is the next best alternative. Gigantic Mosques, Beautiful Minarets, Intriguing Museums, Domes, Food, Hospitality, Intricate Mosaics, and Jaw-dropping Architecture are just a few things this enigmatic country is famous for. Uzbekistan is slowing falling into the tourism radar and has been marked as one of the must-see destinations in 2017.
Here are few things to know before you travel to Uzbekistan.
UZBEKISTAN TRAVEL ADVICE
It is safe for women travelers
It can be a bit scary to travel to a destination that has very less news in the media. Uzbekistan, however, is a safe place to travel, even if you want to go solo. Locals understand when you say NO, and let you be. It is, however, advised to respect the local culture and dress appropriately in public places.
Currency exchange has better rate with local taxi drivers
That’s right. Exchanging currency at the airport is a total rip off. You could ask the local taxi drivers who would gladly do it for you, once you step out of the airport. If you are traveling with less luggage, walk a couple of blocks from the airport and you can exchange currency there.
It is a great place to shop
Known for silk and handicrafts one can pick paintings, handmade ceramics, and silk based souvenirs here. It is advised to stay off the tourist trail if you want to buy these locally made beauties. The tourist route offers china-made products that could be a big disappointment. Be aware.
It is less touristy (for now, at least)
Imagine walking into a place and having it all for yourself? That is the beauty of Uzbek. With fewer tourists on the trail, for now, at least, you can enjoy the sights at leisure. It is also a heaven for enthusiastic photographers, to take excellent pictures.
Local transportation is easy to use
Public buses are the cheapest but private buses are a little more comfortable. One can also opt for a shared taxi. The prices of taxi changes all day with the price going up in the evenings, nights and over the weekends.
If you want to travel to Uzbekistan, you can choose Uzbekistan Airways that flies regularly to more than 40 cities (25 countries) in the world, including Europe, Asia, North America and Japan. See the destinations we fly to, and book your flight with us.