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  Uzbekistan has 13 regions or provinces ranging from Kazakhstan in the north, Kyrgyzstan in the east, Turkmenistan in the west and Afghanistan in the south.

  Each region is interesting in its own way. Here you will find the geographical and economical descriptions of these regions. Also interesting links will guide you through the history of some of the oldest oriental cities in the world.

The territory of ancient Khorezm - one of the most important states of ancient oriental civilizations. Great scientists and philosophers lived and worked in this area - Ibn Sina, Muhhamad Al-Khorezmiy, Abu Raihan Al-Biruniy and many others.
Not many historical monuments had preserved here until present times, but still there are a few of them which might be worth for seeing and visiting.
According to scientific researches, Andijan was founded more then 2000 years ago and through the ages have been the eastern gates to Ferghana valley, unfortunately the only architectural monument here is survived in earthquake huge Djami madrassah. There are also a few holy spots.
Bukhara is famous as an open air museum, a centre of international tourism, which was placed on the historic crossroads of the Great Silk Road. Here the one can find numerous historical and architectural monuments as inside as well as around the city and neighboring areas.
The region of Djizzak is known for its natural spots and abundance of wild life, there are two natural reserves - Nuratin and Zaomin. There is also a lake of Aidarkul located in hollow of Arnasai and called as geographical miracle.
Kokand town is probably the worth known town in Uzbekistan, it used to be the capital of very powerful Kokand Khanate, which occupied the largest part of Ferghana valley.One of the most popular places of tourist interest here is the palace of Hudoyarhan- the last governor of the state.
The region of Kashkadarya with the centre in the town of Karshi dated to 15 century, were located on the historic crossroads of the Great Silk Road. The town of Shahrisabz means "green city" and known as the home town of Tamerlaine also located in this area. The age of architectural monuments here reaches 500 years.
Khorezm- was the ancient statement on the territory of Central Asia. First time it was mentioned in "Avesta"- the holy book of zaroostrizm. Architectural centre of ancient Horezm is the town of Khiva - the capitale of ancient Khivinian Khanate. Khiva is in fact the open air museum, the only well preserved town-monument of Central Asia.

The places of tourist interest in Namangan region are mausoleum of Hadja-Amin and Madrassah of mulla Kyrgyz.
The region of Navoi named after the great Uzbek poet, philosopher and statesman Alisher Navoi. Mostly the region is covered by Kyzyl-kum desert. The only historical sites here are located in the town of Karmon, they are: mausoleums of Mirsaid Bahroma, Hanaka Kasym Shaiha, the mosque dated to 10-14 cc A.D. and the ruins of Rabati-Malik caravan serai dated to 11th century.
This part of Uzbekistan is not needed to be introduced to anyone. The area is well known all around the world and included in the UNESCO list of the most important historical spots in the world along with ancient towns of Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Italy.

The centre of the region is the town of Termez, which was founded in 3rd-2nd centuries B.C. Places to see here include Buddhism religious centres Kara-Tepa and Ayaz-Tepe apparently dated to 3-2 centuries B.C. , Kyrk-Kyz palace, mausoleum of Hakim Al-Termezi of 15th century and others...
The region got its name from the single river in the region- Syrdarya. The area of the region is known for its fishing spots, beautiful landscapes, and cotton fields.


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