Le Parisien proposes to travel to the heart of the Great Silk Road
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- An article about Uzbekistan and the benefits of tourism to our country was published in the French newspaper Le Parisien.
The publication emphasizes that one of them is the possibility of visa-free entry to the republic for a period of 30 days for tourist and business purposes.
Another advantage is the opportunity to see the incredible historical cities in which the majestic monuments of the past are preserved, to get in touch with the original culture and applied art.
Thus, Samarkand, built in the XV-XVII centuries, is, according to the publication, a symbol of the legendary Silk Road. This city was able to restore its historical splendor after Uzbekistan gained independence.
Opening the curtain of the future journey, Le Parisien writes that each of the monuments of Samarkand is unique: the Registan square, the Shah-i-Zinda mausoleum, the Bibi Khanum mosque and other masterpieces of ancient architecture. The magnificence of the sacred necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda, in which the body of the cousin of Prophet Mohammed Kussam Ibn Abbas, who brought Islam to Central Asia, rests, and Bibi Khanum mosque, located between Registan and Shah-i-Zinda, is paid special attention.
Thus, it was written about the Bibi Khanum mosque that it is another pearl of Islamic art. Legend has it that Bibi Khanum, the wife of Amir Temur, began the construction of this mosque during the absence of her husband, in order to surprise him. The architect who helped create the mosque embodied the greatness and elegance of the idea.
Without the help of hundreds of elephants, it would have been difficult for the workers to build a mosque 167 meters long, 109 meters wide and an aivan (balcony on the facade) 35 meters high, writes the French edition.
Further, Le Parisien recommends travelers to visit another real pearl of the Great Silk Road - Bukhara. Located less than 300 km from Samarkand, this city is also the keeper of amazing historical heritage. The publication leads one of the most interesting objects - Lyabi House, which is a pond with an area of 4000 square meters, surrounded by a magnificent area. It is noted that this place, like many centuries ago, is popular for walking and relaxing on hot days.
The mausoleum of Ismail Samani, whose facade changes color depending on the time of day and sunlight, was not left without attention.
In general, Le Parisien recommends that at least two days should be set aside to inspect Bukhara in order to see its many mosques, madrasas, and other historical buildings.