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Archive of Blog: July 2018

The Uzbek atlas is recognized as an intangible cultural heritage
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 03 july 2018

UNESCO inscribed an ancient technology for manufacture of Uzbek silk fabrics – atlas and adras into the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices.  The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting decided to include Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies to the list.  Khan-atlas is the pearl of Uzbekistan. In this beautiful fabric displayed the character and traditions of the Uzbek people.  Khan's silk has a unique bright color palette, a smooth structure, symbolizing kindness, optimism and irrepressible energy.  Margilan was the centre for making atlas and adras.  The city of silk became famous all over the world with flowing iridescent patterns and embroiled silk fabrics.  On the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages merchants drove Margilan si...

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Open Central Asia
Published: 03 july 2018

Central Asia is unique and diverse region situated in the heart of the largest continent. Open Central Asia is a good slogan and it has several meanings.  Open heart First of all people who have lived in Central Asia for many centuries are really open and hospitable. They are always glad to see new guests. This is the most probable thing that you’ll hear from anyone who has been to any of central Asian countries at least once.  Open visa Central Asia today is more open that it was 25 years ago.  Appropriate political and visa regulations were introduced by the different countries of the region to welcome guests.  The only exclusion is Turkmenistan but it isn’t difficult to collect visa with our company’s LOI. Of course the region is far from the ideal yet but everything is improving. Open unique region  It’s very good offer and eve...

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Central Asian Bullock-cart
Published: 03 july 2018

Bullock-cart or Arba was the main of transport in Central Asia and, in particular, in Uzbekistan for a long time. Selected types of carts pictured as petroglyphs confirm their invention in great antiquity. Arba - the first and the easiest form of transport and its development is linked to the development of cattle breeding, farming and crafts. Bullock-carts was used for transportation of goods, people, and even for combat purposes. Central Asian carts features There are more than 140 rock paintings of chariots and carts on the territory of Central Asia. All of them were studied in detail. Found images show that mostly horses were harnessed those days. Much less used camels and bulls. Later locals began to harness donkeys for bullock-cart. In Central Asia, in contrast to other countries, it has been distributed exclusively two-wheeled carts. The main feature of the cart of the northern p...

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Where’s situated fairyland “Susambil”?
Published: 03 july 2018

Tales has main place in Uzbek national folk art. Not only children are reading them – aged people also like to do it. There’s a great depth of meaning in the tales and reading them, you can find out many interesting things about life of common people. In masked form people are telling about their feelings, desires and secret ideas. There’re strong djahangirs, all-powerful genies, evil beasts and cunning kaziy and vezirs. Honest and young djigit (man) is the main hero in all tales. Usually he falls in love with noble girl and they pass all difficulties together. They use small tricks, nature sharpness and fearlessness. Fairyland Susambil Well, not only men are main heroes – they often masked by animals’ image. The best example is the tale about fairyland Susambil. What is this, where’s it situated and why did our heroes want to get there? The fairyla...

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Pilaf center
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

 Each foreign tourist who just for once visitedUzbekistanknows the taste of Uzbek pilaf. It is not surprising. You know that the most delicious pilaf in the world is cooked in our country.  In Uzbekistan, as you know, pilaf is prepared in each city. But there is one place inTashkent, where cook several kinds of this Uzbek dish, depending on the region of the country (Tashkent,Bukhara,Samarkand,Fergana, etc.). It is a local sight, visiting which, you will have a desire to go back there again. This place is called “Pilaf center”, where pilaf is cooked by oshpaz (master on pilaf cooking). Here you can taste, at least, 10 kinds of pilaf.  Pilaf is cooked here in several huge cauldrons with capacity from 60 to 100 kg of rice. What is the secret of such a marvelous taste? Firstly, it is the knowledge of classic recipe that masters -oshpaz use it in their preparation....

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"Amaretto" restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

Italian restaurant "Amaretto", located in the city center, offers a wide range of Italian dishes: pizza, pasta, risotto, salads and more. There are two rooms, one of which is decorated in pastel shades of deeppink and chocolate color, the other one has light brown and golden tints. You also can order a cup of coffee or one of your favorite cocktails at restaurant bar. The main highlight of "Amaretto" restaurant is, above all, the taste harmony, fresh products and great service that gives only a good mood. Thanks to the comfortable interior, elegant furniture and warm colors, a feeling of warmth and comfort will not leave you until the end of the evening. Each dish of "Amaretto" restaurant is a unique combination of ingredients and Italian technology of preparation that allows creating real masterpieces of culinary art.   Address: Yakkasaray district, St. Shotta Rustaveli, 28 Telepho...

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«Affresco» Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

Italian cuisine is delicious and varied with its dishes. It is the famous Italian pizza, and tasty ravioli, and great risotto, as well as pecorino, kanneloni and more. Would you like to taste all these exquisite masterpieces of Italian cuisine?! Welcome to the Italian restaurant «Affresco» - one of the most romantic places in the capital! As is known, there were made hundreds of beautiful and unusual marriage proposals.  However, the atmosphere of the restaurant «Affresco» is suitable not only for romantic evenings but also business negotiations. The restaurant's interior is designed in the style of the early Renaissance. Each masterpiece created by skilled chefs, is prepared from products and spices brought specially from sunnySicily. Having visited «Affresco» restaurant, you as though relive the times of Andrea del Castanyo and Benotso Gottsoli:...

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Pizzeria "Bella Napoli"
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

 Pizzeria "Bella Napoli" is a real find for lovers of Italian cuisine. Here, in this atmosphere of home comfort, you can relax after an uneasy working day or just spend a pleasant evening with friends. The main dignity of any restaurant is, of course, food. The food here is really excellent and specializes primarily in pizza with a variety of fillings (seafood, red and black caviar, tuna, salmon etc). The secret of great taste of “Bella Napoli” pizza is use of high-quality and fresh ingredients, abidance of Italian traditions in its preparation and professional chefs.  The staff, nice atmosphere, great food, all this contributes to a great pastime. Having been in Italian restaurant “Bella Napoli”, you will experience the delightful atmosphere ofItaly, enjoying the great taste and aroma of real Italian pizza. Address: Yakkasaray district, St. Shota Rustav...

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“ChinaTown” Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

Don’t you know where to go this weekend and spend an unforgettable funny or romantic evening? Bring to your notice “ChinaTown” Restaurant, which includes three restaurants and dining-room: the restaurant ChinaTown, Emerald, Pearl and dining National Food. Each room is decorated in its own unique style and has its own kind of cuisine.  So, having visited “Romantic” hall, you will experience the romantic atmosphere and enjoy the delicaces of Korean, European and Caucasus cuisine. If you like to sing karaoke, visit the hall “China Town VIP” with special karaoke equipment of premium class. The restaurant atmosphere is conducive to all types of rest: from quiet get-togethers with friends and romantic evenings to funny pastime.  “ChinaTown” Restaurant is first of all the variety of Chinese, Korean, European and Uzbek cuisine as we...

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«Nam Dae Mun» Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

City:Tashkent Address:Buhoro Street, house 24, Mirabadskiy region Landmark: The Bolshoi theatre named A. Navoi, shop "Flowers inTashkent" Subway: “Mustakillik Maidoni” Type of Facility: Sushi Bar Budget: Business Class Cuisine: Korean, fish, Japanese Work hours: from 12.00 till 23.00 without days off Music: Background, modern, lounge   «Nam Dae Mun» Restaurant is located in the center ofTashkent. Interior design made in the east-west design, cozy atmosphere and various assortment of Japanese and Korean dishes, the taste of which is praised both a professional connoisseur of Japanese cuisine and an aspiring gourmet of oriental exotic, it is the main attribute of the restaurant, that attracts not only locals but also the guests of our capital. If you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine and unique Korean dishes, you must visit the restaurant “Nam Dae Mun...

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Legend of khan-atlas
Published: 03 july 2018

Khan-atlas is traditional uzbek fabric, made from dense silk. The fabric has interesting complex netting. And it’s coloring made by natural dyes. There’re a lot of legends about khan-atlas and there’s one of them: Many centuries ago one of Marghilan rulers fell in love with beautiful daughter of a poor artist and wanted to marry her at any cost. Having heard this news, the father of the young beauty was saddened. So he came to the palace and asked the ruler not to marry his daughter. Khan didn’t agree and laid down one condition.  If the artist could create something beautiful and unusual till the next morning, the Khan would forget about his daughter. “It’s impossible” – thought the artists and came out of palace. Saddened, hesat near arik (small channel). At once he saw reflection of cloudsin the water and this reflection was colore...

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Legend of Shah-i-Zinda necropolis
Published: 03 july 2018

One of the world-famous ancient burial places of Central Asia Shahi Zinda is located in the north-east of Samarkand. Ensemble includes mausoleums and other religious buildings 11-14, and 19th centuries. Shahi Zinda in Arabic means "The Living King".According to legend, the Prophet Mohammed a cousin Kusam ibn Abbas, who was sent to earth to preach religion Islam. During the prayer he was killed and beheaded. As he was saint, he didn’t die, but he took his head and went down to the cave where he drank living water, getting immortality. It is said that to this day he lives there.There is also a holly tree at the end of the corridor on the east side of the cemetery Shah-i-Zinda. According to legend, it is able to fulfill wishes. Legend says he who twice visits the complex Shahi-Zinda, will make satisfaction for sins and be forgiven from on high.  ...

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Alpamysh
Published: 03 july 2018

  «Alpamysh» is nation heroic epic in the Turk people. This epic tale about the hero Alpamysh and his exploits, formed in 14-17 centuries, when the people of Central Asia waged a struggle against Jungar rulers. The most extensive version of the legends of the Uzbek Alpamysh is recorded by Fazil Juldash-ogly.   Compositionally epic is divided into two parts: 1) Alpamysh’s trip to the bride, marriahe of heroes; 2) Alpamysh’s campaign against Kalmyk ruler Taychahan, his seven-year stay in prison and victorious return to his homeland. The main ideas of the epic are struggle of the people for independence, the highest human ideals and peaceful life. The first part of "Alpamysh" was published in Russian translation edited by the poet Hamid Alimjan in 1939 in Tashkent. The plot of the epic is close to mythology of the ancient Turkic and Mongolian people. So, in...

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Art-café “Uchkuduk”
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

  We have dreamt of visiting the magic world of caravans of the Great Silk Road since childhood. Here, in this world we can see charming east beauties, banquets with tasty dishes and fulfillment of wishes. Art-café “Uchkuduk” is fairy tale in reality. Two floors are at your service. There is a big banquet room with three legendary wells on the ground floor. The VIP cabins are on the first floor. The halls are decorated in accordance to Uzbek traditions.   “Fergana” hall is decorated with pictures of the famous “Farhad and Shirin”, “Bukhara” hall is the summer residence of Said Olim Khan, “Nukus” hall is decorated as a jurt, the gates of dazzling Ak-Sarai are alwaus opened in “Shakhrisabz” hall.   “Uch-Kuduk” is the guide not only in the history, but also the guide into the world of c...

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«Lyabi-Hauz» Restaurant, Bukhara
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

  «Lyabi-Hauz» Restaurant is located in the centre of Bukhara. Skillful cooks of the restaurant always offer you the most delicious national and European dishes, the taste of which will remain forever in your memory, because each dish is cooked here is a kind work of art, and good humor and kindness will be your constant companions. Visiting this cozy place near the pond of the architectural complex Labi-Hauz, you will plunge into the world of an ancient civilization and history.   «Lyabi-Hauz» Restaurant accepts orders for service groups and group activities. If you reach architectural complex Lyabi-Hauz, you will see the beautiful view of the restaurant «Lyabi-Hauz» which combines the architectural traditions of the old East.    Address: Nakshbandi Street, Bukhara city  Cuisine: European, Uzbek  Popular dishes: palo...

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The Restaurant "Karim Bek", Samarkand
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

  The interior of the restaurant "Karim Bek" combines design, European comfort and eastern generosity. The chef of the restaurant “Karim Bek” will offer you the masterpieces of European cuisine and exquisite dishes, such as a tender chicken, cucumbers stuffed with turkey. There are European hall, eastern courtyard and bar in the restaurant.   "The European Room" accommodates 150 people. This bright and spacious room is ideal for corporate events, presentations, anniversaries, weddings and other celebrations. Here you are offered the masterpieces not only European but also National cuisine.   “Orient courtyard” is an ancient oriental house with ayvan. You can enjoy the richness of the national cuisine in the picturesque national interior. Good service, a favorable atmosphere and comfort will be the occasion to plunge into this unforgettable fairy-tal...

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The restaurant "Caravan", Tashkent
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

 The restaurant «Caravan» is decorated in an oriental style. The entire furnishings interior radiates a friendly atmosphere. This applies to the orcheous color of the walls, and a variety of antiques, and the walls of Gijduvon ceramic tiles. All this gives the restaurant a special charm. Here you can enjoy a variety of live music, from national Uzbek songs to contemporary melodies, from the works of classical music to jazz. Restaurant “Caravan” is always welcome not only the residents of Tashkent, but the guests all over the world for its delicious dishes and unforgettable hospitality.      Cuisine: Uzbek, European, vegetarian  Popular dishes: lamb, kebabs, hasyb, dolma, seafood  Music: Eastern, live, background  Working hours: from 11.00 am to 24 pm...

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The Restaurant "Platan", Samarkand
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

 The restaurant «Platan» is situated in the centre of Samarkand. Interior, music, entertainments create a harmony of soul and body, filling you with positive emotions. Thanks to the unusual atmosphere of the restaurant, you can relax and relieve fatigue. Restaurant chiefs will surprise you with tasty, fresh and various dishes prepared not only in the kitchen but also in the open air. Restaurant “Platan” is situated in a picturesque and secluded place, which attracts tourists.  Address: Pushkin Street, 2, Samarkand.  Cuisine: European, Uzbek  Working hours: from 10.00 am till 01.00 pm.                                                        Recommended dishes: shashlik, grilled chicken, pork ribs, fahitos and...

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The restaurant "Dolon", Bukhara
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

  The restaurant “Dolon” is situated between trade domes in old part of Bukhara. Interior design is in a traditional style. At lunchtime you can hear pleasant background music. The main difference of the restaurant “Dolon” is that sitting in one of the comfortable halls or on the terrace, which offers panoramic view of Bukhara, you can admire the beauty of ancient city. You will be surprised by rich variety of national and European dishes and its exquisite and unforgettable taste. Address: Hakikat Street, 27, Bukhara Cuisine: European, Uzbek Working hours: from 09:00 am till 12:00 pm. Popular dishes: shashlik, shurpa  ...

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The restaurant "Sim-Sim", Tashkent
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 03 july 2018

 The interior of the restaurant «Sim-Sim» is decorated in Uzbek style. You will be admired by the beauty of decoration, from wood carvings on the stairs and columns till ceramic floor and wall. Large winter hall decorated with ceramic panels in the oriental style is accommodated 180 seats. Another large hall is outside under the bluish glass dome. There is also bolohona-mansard for 80 seats and 3 trestle beds. The restaurant reminds the house of hospitable host. A unique night bar with working hours from “from dusk till dawn” includes 150 seats. There is a bar with disco. The peculiar design of the bar room creates a feeling that you have a rest in a fantasy world under the vines. Having been in the restaurant “Sim-Sim” you will plunge into an unforgettable holiday atmosphere.   Cuisine: European and Uzbek. Working hours: from 09:00 am. Till ...

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