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Flights to Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a unitary, constitutional, presidential republic in Central Asia. It is one of the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world, and is bordered by five countries; Kazakhstan and the Aral Sea to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the northeast, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest. The capital of Uzbekistan is the city of Tashkent.
What to see & do
Tashkent Television Tower - The 1,198-ft (365 m) high Tashkent Television Tower is the tallest structure in Central Asia, situated in Tashkent. It was constructed in 1978, and was the third tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991. There is an observation deck at 318 ft (97 m) above groud. The tower's primary function is for radio and TV-transmission.
Amir Timur Museum - Amir Timur Museum is a museum that features exhibits of Timur and President Islam Karimov. It is housed in a building easily distinguishable due to its blue dome. Surrounding the museum are gardens that contain a statue of Timur on horseback, as well as some fountains.
Jeyran Ecological Centre - The jeyran is an Asian gazelle hunted by men, and have been included in the list of Endangered Species. The Jeyran Ecological Centre was founded in 1985 for the purpose of breeding and preserving the rare species. There were originally only 42 jeyrans brought to the centre. Today, there are approximately 700 residents in the centre's fenced area of 5000 hectares, including Prezhavalskiy horses, koulans, goitered gazelle, Brandt's hedgehog, and others. The centre also houses a wide variety of bird species, some fishes, and a few reptiles.
How to get around within Uzbekistan
The main line in Uzbekistan goes through Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara. The route is served by two express trains, Registon and Sharq. The Registon runs from Tashkent to Samarkand, while the Sharq runs from Tashkent to Bukhara, with an intermediate stop in Samarkand. Buses are another form of local transportation, and should be used by tourists who are not in a hurry. Shared taxis, on the other hand, are convenient and quite safe, but usually already have a pre-determined destination. Ask around at ranks so they may point you to the appropriate route that goes through your destination. Regular taxis are often not metered, so negotiate the price with the driver beforehand. If you would rather drive instead, it is possible to rent a car if you're 17 years old and above and own an international driving permit.
How to get there
The main international airport serving Uzbekistan is Tashkent International Airport, located 12 kilometres from the city centre. It is the largest airport in the country and the busiest airport in Central Asia, served by airlines Aeroflot, Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair Aviation, and others. It is the main hub of Uzbekistan's national airline, Uzbekistan Airways. There are flights to Uzbekistan from European cities such as Moscow, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, and Milan, and Kiev, and Asian cities such as Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, and Beijing, as well as from New York, Dubai, Bishkek, and Dushanbe.
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