THEMATIC TOURS

Today, the thematic tourism has become very popular. And this trend in the future will obviously become more and more large. Holidaymakers are not interested just two weeks lying on the beach or visiting the sights. Tourists choose leisure, combined with any occupation, hobby, hobby or the opportunity to learn something new.

There are many kinds of such thematic tourism. Here are just a few of them:

  • Trips to meditation, yoga;
  • Photo-travel;
  • Gastro tourism;
  • safari;

Uzbekistan is a country of color schemes, here gray antiquity is intertwined with thin threads of the present day. A place where every traveler is able to find something of his own: unique and surprising. The land with an incredibly rich culture and history, at each visit, it opens up new facets of the unknown. Thematic tours in Uzbekistan – a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of memorable discoveries and adventures.

UZBEK WEDDING

The most vivid and magnificent Uzbek rite is a wedding – nikoh tuy. The wedding celebration in Uzbek families is the biggest event, which is traditionally celebrated noisily, richly and with a lot of guests. Everyone is invited to this holiday: close and distant relatives, neighbors, colleagues and friends.

CARAVANS OF DESERT (SAFARI ON CAMELS)

Safari: yurt camps in Nurata and a camel ride in the desert. Night lunar desert landscapes, conversations at the fire and spending the night in a real yurt – this is a wonderful eastern adventure!

Among the vast sands, on the border of the Kyzylkum desert and the Aidarkul Lake, there is a big yurt camp “Safari” consisting of 20 yurts. Thanks to this, you can imagine yourself on the brink of civilization in the heyday of the Great Silk Road, among the nomads and merchants who once followed the caravans through the desert. The only thing that brings us back to reality is electricity and comfortable showers with latrines.

THE ULTIMATE ART OF UZBEKS

A special place in the national architecture of Uzbekistan is the manufacture of multi-colored tiled ceramic tiles (koshin) and various household items, covered with glazed ornament. The ancient traditions of this branch of applied art with its rich and fine ornaments were embodied in the daily used pottery glazed products that amazed the imagination of distant and intimate ethnos.

To this day, ceramic plates used in construction in the form of mosaics and majolica give the inimitable beauty of mosques and madrasas, caravansarays and tombs in Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Tashkent, Kokand and other cities. By the end of the XIX century, this industry was in crisis, but later, in the Soviet era, and especially after our Republic gained independence, attention to it is growing. Restoration work on the monuments of antiquity and the revival of the production of colored ceramics contribute to the increased demand for glazed tiles.

ULAK-KUPKARI

Ulak Kupkari is one of the oldest equestrian games of the peoples of Central Asia. This incredibly exciting spectacle can be compared to the heat of passion except perhaps with the Spanish bullfight. Traditionally, Ulak-Kupkari are held on folk festivals, weddings, in the spring before the beginning of agricultural work and in autumn after harvesting. This game is so popular that it turned into a separate sport with its rules, clubs, federations. Even international competitions are held.

Ulak is prepared in advance, and it usually weighs 30-40 kg, but in the rainy season, when clay sticks to the wool, its weight can increase to 80 kg.

A limited section of the field is marked so that the place where the ulak first lies is in the middle between the two kazans. At the command of the judge jigits (young men) jump at him and then the fun begins. All horsemen gather around the carcass of a goat lying on the ground. The first thing you need to do is raise it, then fix it with your foot pressed to the side of the horse to hold it, and then, if you can, rush to the opponent’s cauldron, and throw it. But not everything is so simple. Ulak is heavy and lifting it from the ground is not an easy task. Opponents are not in a hurry with this, they are waiting for someone to pick up a goat and then do everything to take away, which is much easier than picking up. A horseman with an ulak in his hands can not dodge the enemy himself. Help comes to other team members. They with the help of horses remove hunters of easy prey from their friend, giving him the opportunity to escape from a close circle and rush to the kazan on the edge of the field. It is not always the ulak that the same participant throws into the cauldron, as he raised it. This requires considerable effort. Kazan is quite tall and its walls are directed inwards, like a jug. Therefore, the thoughtful tactics of the game are of great importance.

The preparation of horses is of particular importance in ulak-kupkari. They help the riders not only to bring the ulak to the show, but also to protect it from rivals! Riders push, turn sideways, removing from the owner of other people’s horses; In the literal sense, taking the enemy’s pressure on himself. In addition, they bite each other and even the riders of the other team.

In this game, there are strict rules for equipping horses and dzhigits. It is forbidden to use all sharp metal objects, both on the stirrups of a horse, and in all of its harness. And the jigits wear cotton pants and jackets, high boots and helmets or fur hats. The shins of the feet, moreover, are wrapped in a dense cloth, and the horses too!

What awaits the winners? For the sake of what young guys every year go on the field, risking themselves and the horse? The winner is waiting for a good reward – it can be a horse, a camel, a bull, money, and even cars, not to mention carpets, televisions and other items of technology. And, of course, the glory of the most courageous and strong jigit.