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Uzbekistan’s tourism potential presented in Athens

The Consulate General of Uzbekistan in Athens showcased the tourism potential of Uzbekistan this week. The event was organized jointly with the Greece – Uzbekistan Friendship Society and the Greco-Eurasian Alliance. Popular tour operators, representatives of official authorities, scientific, academic and business circles, the media and the public of Greece attended the event.

By Sher Karimov
The guests were informed about the modern development of the tourism industry in Uzbekistan, the rich historical and cultural heritage and the ancient architecture of the country. Special attention was paid to the tourism opportunities of Samarkand region, the land of which is famous for its ancient history, numerous monuments and original culture. It was emphasized that there are world-famous cultural sites in Samarkand that are included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.

It was noted that the candidacy of Uzbekistan was nominated to the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and as the host country of the 25th Assembly of the organization.

Chairman of Greece – Uzbekistan Friendship Society Dimitris Bakolas emphasized that Uzbekistan is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in the world from year to year, which is greatly facilitated by the country’s policy of openness and cooperation.

He also named the unique culture, variety of natural landscapes, national cuisine and the invariable hospitality of the Uzbek people as attractive factors.

Interesting facts about Uzbekistan: Located in the heart of the Central Asia, the Republic of Uzbekistan is famous for its numerous architectural monuments, incredible natural landscapes, magnificent palaces, and ruins of fortresses of past civilizations, outstanding cultural events, gastronomic delights and famous craft workshops. From the first visit, our country evokes extraordinary feelings that prompt us to come here repeatedly.

The Republic of Uzbekistan includes 12 regions and the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan. Each corner of Uzbekistan attracts with its features. In Tashkent, you can take a walk in the most beautiful metro in the world or see the most ancient manuscript – the Koran of Usman.

In the historical cities included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List – Samarkand, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Khiva, you can visit the most ancient architectural monuments that have preserved echoes of past eras. In the southernmost part of the country – Surkhandarya, you can travel through mountain gorges or see the ruins of the ancient cities near Termez. Depending on the time of year, you can go skiing in the foothills of the Tien Shan or climb the highest point of Big Chimgan.

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