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Uzbekistan Buddhist Tour


Tashkent – Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara – Termez – Tashkent


9 days / 8 nights

  • Day 01             Arrival in Tashkent

    Arrival at Tashkent International Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 02            Tashkent – Samarkand (by train)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion of Tashkent. Visit functioning Buddhist temple (since 1991, the temple is called “Jaeunsa” (“Compassion”), of the largest in Korea Buddhist Jogye Order. It is located on the outskirts of Tashkent and is the only functioning Buddhist temple in Uzbekistan and throughout Central Asia), Ming Uryuk ruins (So far, only one terracotta has been found on the territory of Tashkent- in the Ming-Uryuk ancient settlement and depicting a Buddha in padmasan sitting on a lotus throne), History museum with Buddha statues, Chorsu bazaar, Khasti Imam Complex (Barakhan Medresah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque and Muyi Muborak library with Holy Koran). Also, visit Tashkent underground-Metro. Take an evening Afrosiyob train to Samarkand (18:30-20:42). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 03             Samarkand

    Excursion of Samarkand. Visit Afrosiyob museums with its fresco (there is still no clear opinion of which religion was the main one in Sogdiana before the Arab invasion. Perhaps it was a mix of Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Christianity and Buddhism) and ruins, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi Zinda necropolis, Bibibhanum mosque and Siyab bazaar. PM. Visit Registan Square (Ulugbek Medresah, Tillya Kori Medresah and Sherdor Medresah) Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 04             Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara (280 km)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara. En route visit Rabbat Malik Caravansarai, ceramist’s workshop in Gijduvan and Vabkent Minaret. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 05             Bukhara

    Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion of Bukhara (According to historians, the name of Bukhara came from Sanskrit word “vihara” – a Buddhist monastery). Visit Samanid’s mausoleum, Chashma Ayub mausoleum, Bolo-Houz Mosque, and Ark citadel. PM. Visit Poi Kalon complex (Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, and Miri Arab Madrassah), Taki Zargaron (the dome of jewelers, Ulugbeg Madrassah, Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah, Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah,  Magoki-Attari Mosque (It was built upon a Zoroastrian temple, which in turn was built upon a Buddhist shrine), Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi, Kukeldash Madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz ensemble, and Chor Minor. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 06             Bukhara – Termez (450 km)

    Early breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Termez. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 07            Termez (150 km)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion of Termez: Archeological museumFayaztepa (the site of an ancient settlement of the 2-3rd cc.), Mausoleum of Hakim At Termezi (9-15th cc.), Buddhist Stupa ZurmalaMausoleum Sultan Saodat (10-15th cc.), Honako Kokaldor Ota (16th c.), Nunnery Kirk Kiz (9-10th c.), Karatepa (2nd c). Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 08            Termez (150 km) – Tashkent (by air)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Jarkurgan Minaret (12th c.), Bridge of Iskandar (16th c.), Dalverzintepa archeological sight (1st c.), the capital of the Kushan Empire. PM. Drive to Termez Airport for an evening flight to Tashkent. Arrival and hotel accommodation. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 09            Departure from Tashkent

    Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to Tashkent airport for flight to next destination. End of the tour.


– 1 pax (single accom.) Upon request
– 2 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– 3 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– 4 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– 5 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– 6 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– 7 pax (twin sharing) Upon request
– Single supplement Upon request


Features of the tour:

This tour contains the highlighted cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand by covering cultural, historical, architectural and educational features. As a standard classical tour, its duration is ideal with enough time to learn the famous cities on the Silk Road and at the same time to enjoy one’s holiday.


Best season to travel:

You can travel and enjoy this program all year around however one can feel a little bit uncomfortable to travel in the hottest period of summer (in July) and in winter when the weather is cold. But during these off-season periods, travellers can get special discounted rates for packages by request.


Level of difficulties and age limitation:

This is an easy level tour and there is no age limitation as far as a person has no walking distance problem. Because in some cities such as Khiva and Bukhara, transportation is limited and normally tourists walk around approximately from 3 to 5 km during an excursion.


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