Underrated No More!
Uzbekistan was recently named ninth out of the 50 top travel locations in the world in 2023 according to the American online travel guide Travel Lemming. In the article Uzbekistan was referred to as “the pearl of the Central Asian region and a must-see destination in 2023.” Yet Uzbekistan has historically been underrated as a tourist destination for several reasons.
Uzbekistan, as a destination, has not received as much global marketing and promotion compared to some other countries. Its tourism industry is still emerging and many potential travellers may not be aware of the country’s rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning attractions.
Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, which is relatively less explored by mainstream tourism. Its location away from popular tourist routes can make it less accessible for some travelers and result in less exposure.
Perception of Safety:
In the past, there have been concerns about safety and security in the region. However, Uzbekistan is considered a safe destination for travellers.
Uzbekistan has been actively working on improving its tourism infrastructure, including transportation, accommodation and visitor services. However, the relatively slower development compared to more established tourist destinations might have contributed to its underrated status.
In the past, Uzbekistan had stricter visa requirements, which might have discouraged some potential visitors. However, the country has made efforts to ease visa regulations, including the introduction of e-visas and visa-free entry for certain nationalities, making it more convenient for travelers to visit.
Despite being underrated, Uzbekistan’s unique blend of ancient cities, breathtaking architecture, vibrant culture and warm hospitality are now attracting an increasing number of adventurous travellers.
Contact our team in Tashkent for touring options and discover the enchanting beauty of Uzbekistan, a land where ancient wonders and vibrant traditions come alive. Immerse yourself on the mystical Silk Road as you explore magnificent cities like Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Marvel at the intricate tilework and majestic domes of stunning architectural masterpieces, transporting you back in time.
Indulge your senses with a tapestry of flavours, from savory plov to delicate Uzbek sweets. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Uzbek people, known for their rich cultural heritage. From awe-inspiring landscapes to UNESCO World Heritage sites, Uzbekistan offers an unforgettable journey of discovery.
When to Visit:
- The best time to visit Uzbekistan is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) seasons. These periods offer the most pleasant weather conditions for exploring the country.
- In spring, the temperatures are generally mild and comfortable, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). It’s an ideal time for outdoor activities and exploring the historical sites.
- Autumn is another excellent time to visit Uzbekistan. The temperatures are similar to spring and the weather is generally dry and pleasant, with clear skies. The autumn foliage adds a touch of beauty to the landscapes, particularly in the mountainous regions.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure and let Uzbekistan captivate your heart.