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Eco-Tourism in Uzbekistan: A Journey Towards Sustainability

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Eco-Tourism in Uzbekistan: A Journey Towards Sustainability

In the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan, a country known for its dazzling architecture and rich history, is emerging as a promising eco-tourism destination.
Eco-tourism in Uzbekistan presents an opportunity to explore the country’s natural beauty while contributing to its sustainable development. As more travelers seek out eco-friendly travel options, Uzbekistan stands as a testament to the power of eco-tourism to transform not just the landscape, but also the lives of the people who call it home.
One can get a taste of traditional nomadic life by staying a night or two in a Tersak, Ovjasoy, Ertoshsoy, Katta Langar, Sina, Gelon and Nanay villages. Here one beholds the line where the earth meets the sky, harmony of silver-snow covering the environs with the golden lights of the sun.
Tersak village offers a unique blend of natural beauty, traditional culture, and warm hospitality, making it a must-visit destination in Uzbekistan. Tersak is a charming village located in the Samarqand Region. Being near the mountain and waterfalls one may find it as a great location for hiking and walking tours.
Ovjasoy is a picturesque mountain village of Ohangaron district, located in the Sanam district, and its territory extends to the mountainous regions of Namangan region and northern Tajikistan. Visitors may enjoy blue mountain ranges surrounded by dark juniper forests. The area is known for its clean air, numerous springs, and wonderful flora and fauna.
Beauty of mountains enough to compete with Ovjasoy might be viewed in Ertoshsoy. Another village located in Ohangaron district, Koksaroy neighborhood. Ertosh village is located in the center of mountain formations connecting Tashkent and Namangan regions.
Another gem hidden in Uzbekistan is Katta Langar. Located at the foothills of the Zarafshan ridge, about 70 kilometers southward from Shakhrisabz, near beautiful Hissar mountains, offering opportunities for hiking and exploring. The village’s location high up the Langar Valley provides for stunning views.
Haven like nature of Sina lures the tourists. Located in the peaceful surroundings of Surkhandarya, this village serves as a symbol of tranquility and a profound bond with the natural world. Tucked away in seclusion, surrounded by vast mountain vistas, it provides a haven of calm and unity for all who come to visit.
Surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Gissar Range, Gelon village is located 70 km from the city of Shakhrisabz, Kashkadarya region, located 384 km from Tashkent, in the south of Uzbekistan.
Gelon is included in the category of the most exotic and picturesque places in Uzbekistan. Far from civilization, this is a place where summer meets winter, and people still drink water from street gutters because it is spotlessly clean.
Transformed into an ecotourism center, Nanay village is home to many abandoned recreation areas that have not been used for decades.
From the steppe to the mountain, from the desert to the river valley, Uzbekistan’s diverse and dramatic terrain has shaped the country’s development. Beyond the urban areas, some of the best eco-tourism experiences in Central Asia can be found.

Uzbekistan, a country steeped in history and rich in culture, is a treasure trove for cultural tourism. From the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara to the bustling bazaars of Tashkent, Uzbekistan offers a unique blend of old and new, tradition and innovation.
The ancient historical monuments of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, Khiva, Urgench, Termez, and Karakalpakstan form the foundation of historical and educational tourism in Uzbekistan. These cities, with their unique architecture and cultural heritage, are a testament to the country’s rich history.
Apart from historical and cultural masterpieces located in aforementioned areas, authentic villages located in these cities only complement opulent cultural diversity and uniqueness of each region and the whole country.
Cultural tourism in Uzbekistan not only allows visitors to immerse themselves in the country’s rich cultural heritage but gives an opportunity to enjoy and take part in rural life.
Katta Langar is a unique destination in Uzbekistan, offering a blend of historical and cultural experiences. It is home to a unique memorial complex. The village was settled at the end of the 15th century by the Ishqiya, a Sufi group. The village’s Friday mosque, built shortly after the Ishqiya’s arrival, is a marvel of architecture with its ocean of blue tilework and intricate ceiling supported by wooden columns.
Overlooking the town is the mausoleum of the powerful local sheikh, Mohammed Sadik, who lies buried with his father, son, and possibly one of Tamerlane’s daughters. The dome of the mausoleum is a classic Timurid style, built with restraint and elegance.
Apart from its historical and architectural attractions, Katta Langar offers a glimpse into rural Uzbek life. The village is known for its old-style clay brick houses. Visitors can get invited into one of these houses, have tea and flat bread, and spend the afternoon on the tapchan with the locals.
Another place where you can experience the daily life of Uzbekistan and participate in the preparation of the traditional dish "pilaf" is Tersak village. The cuisine here is known for its delicious chilies and herbs, and dishes are often cooked on a wood fire.
Gelon is a village in the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan that offers a unique and authentic rural tourism experience. Visitors to Gelon can immerse themselves in the local culture and way of life, including traditional farming practices, handicrafts, and cuisine.
Staying in guesthouses or homestays run by local families, providing an opportunity to connect with the community and learn about their customs and traditions. The village also hosts cultural events and festivals throughout the year, showcasing music, dance, and other aspects of Uzbek heritage.
Cultural tourism in Uzbekistan offers a unique opportunity to explore the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions. Whether it’s wandering through ancient cities, visiting museums, learning traditional crafts, or shopping in local bazaars, cultural tourism in Uzbekistan promises an unforgettable experience.
Tourism villages in Uzbekistan offer a unique and authentic experience, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions. Whether it’s learning about traditional crafts, exploring nature, or simply experiencing the tranquility of rural life, these villages are a must-visit for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Uzbekistan’s rich cultural heritage.