The US financial and business magazine Forbes lists Uzbekistan among the 50 best travel destinations in 2022.
The magazine estimates that this year, 2022, offers some hope for global travel compared to last year, even if many areas remain closed due to restrictions.
“Uzbekistan’s well-developed infrastructure will allow travellers to travel smoothly from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, to Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, the main cities on the Great Silk Road. The three cities are well connected by high-speed trains, and Khiva is linked to Bukhara by a Soviet-era train.
Almost every city on the route is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty of visitor attractions to offer. The old city of Khiva, Ichan Qala, was the first Uzbek city to be designated a World Heritage Site. In Bukhara, don’t miss visiting the many ornate old medreses (Koranic schools) and the historical centre, and buying souvenirs in the old trading domes. Samarkand is of course also fascinating with its magnificent Registan Square. In Tashkent, you can eat so many different kinds of pilaf, a traditional rice dish usually made with lamb and finely chopped carrots, that your trousers won’t burst at the seams. – notes the publication
This ranking was based on the most famous destinations that the authors were able to visit before 2020. Preference was given to places that are currently accessible to American tourists.