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Bukhara

In the shade of mulberry trees, the city of Bukhara was an important stop on the Silk Road. A museum city that testifies to the rich past of Central Asia.

Bukhara- Buqaraq of the sogdienwhich would mean "fortunate place" and Vihara in Sanskrit which means a Buddhist monastery. 

It is a city in Uzbekistan, located in the south-central part of the country. It is located on the lower reaches of the Zarafshan River, in the middle of an oasis, on the eastern edge of the Kyzyl Kum desert. It was connected by caravan routes to Mervet to the valleys of the rivers Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya (Naryn)

In the ninth century, the city becomes the capital of the Persian Samanid dynasty (875-999) and the appearance of the city is changed again: eleven access gates are observed, the "rabad" (suburb) extends around the inner part ("chakhristan"), the population increases significantly, professions determine the place of residence, many mausoleums and mosques are built (including the mausoleum of the Samanids)

In 999, the city was invaded by the Qarakhanids. At that time, monuments, still visible today, were built: the minaret of Arslan-Khana (Kalian minaret), the mosque of Magoki-Attari, the mosque of Namezgokh, the mausoleum of Chashma-Ayub (the source of Job)

Bukhara gave its name to the bougran, a strong canvas used in the lining of clothes, spelled boquerant by Marco Polo.

Bukhara is also the generic name given to Turkmen carpets, the main trading center of which is the Ashgabat Bazaar. These carpets are subdivided into teke andyomouth, the names of the two main Turkmen tribal families. Their very typical style can be easily recognized because the decoration of the field consists of the repetition of the same decorative motif, the goul, emblem of the weaver tribe.

The 140 monuments protected by UNESCO testify to the historical and cultural richness of this city.

The Ark Citadel
The Bolo Hauz Mosque
The Magok-i-Attari Mosque
The Po-i-Kalon complex
The Koch madrasas etc

Tashkent International airport

In March 1923, the Russian Society of Voluntary Air Fleet "Dobrolet" was founded and was launched a training overhead lines in Uzbekistan. Innovation has become very important. At this time, from Tashkent to Almaty was done in 15 days on horseback, and the way from Tashkent to Bukhara and to Khiva on the caravan routes was very dangerous and the trip could held a month! In the summer of 1923, work began on the construction of the main and spare fields by experts from Moscow. Some pilots and aviation specialists from the Air Force were transferred to "Dobrolet" and the first 6 "Junkers" were transferred in Tashkent.

The first technical and then the first passenger flights on the route Tashkent-Bishkek-Alma-Ata 3rd and 12th of May 1924. The second date marked the beginning of the civil aviation development in Uzbekistan.

In 70's-80's, aviation was rapidly developing, large airports were built, including the Tashkent airport, equipped with high-performance navigation and communication means.

Tashkent airport open 14 international routes to

Today in "Tashkent" international airport resort offers such renowned airlines such as:

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air". Garuda Indonesia, Iran Air, Transaero, Aeroflot, Domodedovo Airlines, Siberia, Armenian Airlines, Air-Xena, Imeyr, Perm Airlines, Belavia, Altyn Air, Ukraine Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, Pulkovo, Air Astana, Tatarstan, Krasnoyarsk Airlines, RusAero, Streamline, East Line, Tajik Air, and more.

 

 

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