Jizzakh region

Jizzakh region is located in the central part of Uzbekistan between the Syrdarya and Zarafshan rivers.

Jizzakh oasis has a long history, the first cities arose there in the 10th century BC. Through the Jizzakh region was held the trade route, which was one of the most important in the Great Silk road route, as it carried a unique blue jade, which was very popular in the Europe.

The nature of the region fascinates at first sight. Here you can find nut, almond and juniper groves. In the mountain and foothills there are many healing water sources, and the region is famous for its clean and healing air.

In the Bakhmal and Gallyaaral districts of Jizzakh you can see amazing underground tracks, called “Temir Darvoza”. On the south-eastern edge of the Kyzylkum desert in Jizzakh region impresses with its magnificence Aydarkul lake. In early spring you can see numerous flocks of pink flamingos.

You can see many ruins of castles and fortresses in the area of modern Jizzakh. There are castles: Zaamin — Tepe(10th century), Teshik – Tepe (12th century). Islamic holy sites– Malik Ajdar, Novkat Ota, Said Ibn Wakkas, Sayfin Ota and other are perfectly preserved in the region.

In the region there are two reserves of Arnasay and Zaamin national parks.

The capital of the region – the city of Jizzakh
Total area of the region: 20 500 km 2 .
Population: more than 1 ,5 million people
The major towns: Gagarin, Gallyaaral, Dustlik, Paxtakor

Zaamin National Park

Zaamin National Park is located 25 km from the district center of Zaamin – 55 km from the city of Jizzakh, in a mountainous area at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. The territory of the national park covers an area of ​​24,110 hectares and is famous for its unique nature and healing […]
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The Bobo Yongok

The Bobo Yongok is located in Zaamin National Park and is renowned for its ancient walnut growing. The age of the bobo-yongok (old man-nut) nut is about 700 years. The height of the tree is 20 meters, the crown width is 28 meters, the trunk diameter is 2.7 meters. Locals attribute healing properties to the […]
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A large drainless lake in the north-eastern part of Uzbekistan was formed not so long ago. Until 1968 there were salt marshes on the site of Aydarkul. In 1968 – 69, due to heavy rainfall, part of the waters of the Syr Darya was sent to the Aydar Basin, which led to the appearance of […]
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Zaamin Municipal Museum

According to archaeologists, the history of Zaamin exceeds 2000 years. Its importance as a key settlement on the trade routes, which later became the basis for medieval caravan roads, was very high. Zaamin has long been a part of one of the oldest agricultural regions of Central Asia – Ustrashany, located between the ancient regions […]
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Aydarkul – Mirage in The Desert

Aydarkul is a lake in the Kyzylkum desert, similar to a mirage. The Lake appeared after the construction of the Syrdarya dam in the late 60s of the last century. On the shores of the lake, stretching for 250 km in length, nest many species of birds, some of which are listed in the Red...
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Nuratau Natural Reserve

Nuratau state natural reserve is located in the Central part of the Nuratau ridge, in the Jizzakh region. In addition to the wondrous nature with a huge diversity of fauna, the interest of the Nuratau ridge, ancient petroglyphs, thousands -of- years  Oriental Biota (Majrum sai), lake Fazilman, exotic mountain villages: Ashraf, Hayat, Uhum, Sentyabsay, Hanbandi...
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Zaamin National Park and State National Reserve

Zaamin national park and Zaamin reserve are located in 150 km east of Samarkand on the northern slope of the Pamir-Alai’s Turkestan range. This is one of the oldest protected areas of Uzbekistan, Zaamin reserve was established in 1926, and Zaamin national Park — in 1976. Here almost untouched mountain ecosystems and juniper (juniper) complexes...
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