Culture in Uzbekistan

Uzbek culture boasts a wealth of richness, characterized not only by its museum-like cities but also by the diverse mix of peoples that have inhabited the region over thousands of years. Upon visiting the ancient cities of Khiva, Samarkand, and Bukhara, one finds themselves enveloped in a sense of wonder and historical depth. These cities, often referred to as museum-cities, have been meticulously restored to reflect their former glory, offering a window into the past.

The architecture in these cities displays a stunning array of intricate designs, with majestic minarets, blue-domed mosques, and expansive madrasahs that speak volumes of their historical and architectural significance. Each city offers a unique narrative, showcasing the various epochs of Uzbek history and the cultural amalgamation that has taken place over the centuries. In addition to the architectural marvels, the local culture is a tapestry woven from the many threads of the different peoples who have made this region their home. This cultural blend is evident in the traditional music, dance, and art, which continue to thrive in each city. 

The local bazaars, vibrant with colors and bustling with activity, offer an array of traditional crafts and culinary delights that are a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage. Furthermore, the tradition of hospitality in Uzbekistan is unparalleled. Visitors are often greeted with warmth and generosity, which adds to the immersive experience of exploring these historical gems. This hospitality, combined with the stunning sights and rich history, makes a visit to these museum-cities not just a trip into the past, but also a deeper understanding of the vibrant cultural mosaic that is Uzbekistan.

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9 December 2023 Blog

Toguz Korgool is a Kyrgyz folk game

The first records of this game were found in the Egyptian pyramids, about 7 thousand years old. Ancient Egyptian drawings show that the most avid players were African traders, who spent not a little free time playing the game while waiting for their cargoes or during long journeys.

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Aibek Asanbaev

11 November 2023 Blog

"Ordo" - Kyrgyz national game

Ordo is one of the most widespread games of the Kyrgyz people, which has survived from ancient times to the present day. The word "ordo" itself means "Khan's stake, khan's palace". The game reproduces the battle for capturing the stake.

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Aibek Asanbaev