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Khiva Live

As mentioned in the latest post, Khiva got its name by unusually pleasing water for drinking. So, the fact that they also call the city as a gateway to the desert may surprise you a bit…

What you can do in this case is simply enjoy the video tour to that wonderful city and find out for yourself, what was that reason to Khiva’s “Nick”!

The virtual adventure will also give you broader idea of how people live there and what historical treasures they have to be proud of.

Khey Vah!

I am pretty sure that even if you did not understand exactly what the title means, you must have felt that it was an expression of pleasure. Interesting, is it not? What does it have to do with our today’s destination?

The thing is, we are traveling to the next region of Uzbekistan, the beautiful Kharezm and its most famous city, called Khiva. Here you go! Khey Vah and Khiva have something in common, don’t they?…

Many years ago, there was discovered a water spring in the city…People would drink from it and the taste made them exclaim with pleasure! You already know how they said that, right? :)

More on Shahrisabz

Shahrisabz is one of the most ancient cities in Uzbekistan. According to historical data, the city existed even 200 years ago. It witnessed the greatest events, including the battles of Alexander the Great, persian kings, including Dariy and Kir, etc.

Now it is a cute little city, which can be proud of its own industries, including the production of cotton, wine, waving and so on. Unfortunately, not all architectural heritage was able to survive that long period. However, what is left is peserved with great care.

I would like to bring your attention to this very unusual virtual tour, which you can only see in this website:
http://www.orexca.com/rus/virtual-uzbekistan.shtml

Tamerlan’s Motherland

Talking about the motherland of Amir Temur, I could do nothing but also mention the special place, where this famous individual was actually born.

He was born in 1336 in Shahrisabz. He spent his childhood and teenage years. From the very beginning of his rulings, he gathered the best architects, who built variety of palaces, mosques and mausoleums.

The ruins you see above in the picture are all what is left from the palace “Ak Saray”. Its original height was 35 meters. Tamerlan ordered to write following phrase on that building: “If you doubt about our greatness, then take a look at our constructions! “

Last Touch

I could not move on to the next topic without one more beautiful tour to the holy city of Bukhara. I am pretty sure that you will also like this little gift from me.

Below is one of the greatest videos, which demonstrates the ancient city, its precious archtectural masterpieces. In fact, it is not a touristic promotional video but a clip for an interesting song. By which singer though? The answer may surprise you even more: it is the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president!

This young lady is much stronger than she seems. Taking over both politics and show business, she is dong a great job in representing her country to the whole world in such a beautiful way. So, take a look and enjoy!

 

 

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