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Uzbekistan’s Famous Landmarks – Explore The Unexplored!

By Kajani Shivam - August 11, 2020
A ceiling in Samarkand

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country and is one of the biggest countries in Asia. The country is known for its history, culture, iconic buildings and many more. Also, the architecture of the buildings are completely unique and attracts a lot of visitors from all over the world. Uzbekistan’s famous landmarks are a true example of historic beauty depicting the existence from prehistoric to medieval times. Interested to discover Uzbekistan’s famous landmarks? Well, we at Pickyourtrail have curated a list of top 5 splendid landmarks in Uzbekistan. So, quickly have a read and find out your favourite one.

A click in Khiva
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Uzbekistan’s Famous Landmarks

  • Palaces
  • Buddhist Shrines
  • Mosques, Minarets & Mausoleums
  • Fortifications
  • Man-Made Landmarks

1. Palaces

A palace in Uzbekistan
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Visiting a palace will always make us feel like a prince or princess, right? Ready for a royal visit in Uzbekistan? Well, as soon as you enter Uzbekistan, you will find plenty of palaces. This place is a land of palaces. Interestingly, the palaces are very well maintained and some palaces also act as a museum. Love architecture? History? If yes, make sure you visit the palaces which are undoubtedly one of Uzbekistan’s famous landmarks. In addition, some of the must-visit palaces are Palace of Khudayar and Chor Minor.

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2. Buddhist Shrines

A Buddha temple in Uzbekistan
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The second one to enter the list of Uzbekistan’s famous landmarks are Buddhist Shrines. Yes, you can find many Buddhist Shrines in Uzbekistan. Well, that’s quite surprising, right? Even though it’s a Muslim populated country, you can easily find Buddhist Shrines in most of the cities. Some of the major Buddhist Shrines are Fayaz-Tepa Buddhist Monastery and Kara-Tepe Buddhist Monastery.

3. Mosques, Minarets & Mausoleums

A mosque in Uzbekistan
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Obvious, right? Being an Islamic country, you will be able to find multiple mosques, minarets and mausoleums throughout the country. Guess what? The mosques, minarets and mausoleums are incredibly beautiful here. I am sure you will be awestruck by seeing its architecture. In addition, these places are well preserved and also gives you a lot of knowledge about different architectural styles. Interesting, huh? Visit them all!

4. Fortifications

Ark of Bukhara
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Fortifications are one of the important landmarks in Uzbekistan. This country has fought many wars between the local rulers and foreigners who wanted to conquer this beautiful place. Interestingly, you can still find some amazing fortifications which are well maintained and preserved by the Government of Uzbekistan. Some of them are Ayaz Qala, Ark of Bukhara, Janbazz Qala.

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5. Man-Made Landmarks

A click of a painting in Nukus Museum of Art
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Apart from all these landmarks, you will find plenty of man-made attractions too. These man-made landmarks have attracted a lot of tourists. Some of the interesting man-made landmarks are Khanbandi Dams, Nukus Museum of Art and the Ulugh Beg Observatory.

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Uzbekistan’s famous landmarks will make you fall in love with it. A vacation to Uzbekistan will teach you a lot about history, culture and architecture. So, if you are one of those who love history, culture and architecture, make sure you add this beautiful place in your bucket list. Already interested? All you need to do is to reach Pickyourtrail website and check on the cool travel packages to plan your vacation to Uzbekistan. Also, you can connect with our travel experts in Whatsapp for more options. In addition, make sure you download the Pickyourtrail app for 24/7 support throughout your vacation. It’s time for a vacation with Pickyourtrail!

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