National parks and nature reserves

Ecotourism is one of the most popular lines in the field of tourism, and Uzbekistan is one of the few countries in the world that has great potential and opportunities for the development of this direction.
The peculiarity of the country is the most diverse nature, exotic animals, richness of flora and beautiful mountain landscape with striking contrasts. In Uzbekistan, there are a large number of places for the organization of eco-tours – national parks and reserves.

The Ugam-Chatkal National park

The Ugam-Chatkal national park is the largest and most popular nature state protected zone in Tashkent region. It was established in 1990 in the gorges of Chatkal ridge. Its territory is little changed by human activities and is designed to preserve the mountain ecosystems of the region. The area of the national park is 574,600...
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Chatkal State Natural Reserve

In the southern part of the Ugam-Chatkal National Park located Chatkal national biosphere reserve. It was organized in 1947. The reserve’s total area is 45739 hectares. The territory consists of two sections — Bashkyzylsay and Maydantal. The first is located on the south-western slopes of the Chatkal ridge at altitudes of 1100 — 3247 m,...
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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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Hissar and Kitab State Geological Reserves

In the south of Samarkand in the spurs of the Pamir-Alai mountain system there are two protected areas: Kitab geological reserve and Hissar reserve. Kitab reserve is designed to protect the monuments of geological history covering a period of 300-400 million years of the Earth. The reserves are located in the spurs of the Zeravshan...
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Surkhan State Mountain Forest Reserve

In the north to Termez, on the Kugitang range slopes  Surkhan nature reserve is located. It was created in 1987 with the square of 24583 hectares. The reserve’s territory consists of steppe and forest (juniper) plants and the typical vegetation of the subalpine zone. Among the many animals stand out the unique representatives  of Central...
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Kitab State Geological Reserve

Kitab state geological reserve  – one of the most unique natural zone in mountainy Uzbekistan. It is located in the south-western spurs of the Zarafshan range, on the left coast of the Jindydarya river in the Kitab district of Kashkadarya region. Tourists, once in this amazing, fabulous place, can learn about the secrets of the...
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Aydar-Arnasay System of Lakes

In Uzbekistan, you can go to the south-eastern edge of the Kyzylkum desert, where the Aidar-Arnasay system of reservoirs is located. This system consists of three artificial lakes with brackish water: Aydarkul, Arnasay and Tuzkan, and covers an area of 4,000 sq km. Aydarkul is the largest lake of the system (3000 sq km) and...
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Zerafshan Natural Reserve

Another reserve was established in 1975 just  in the east of Samarkand in the plain of the Zeravshan river. This is the Zeravshan reserve. The total area of the reserve is 2352 hectares, where the tugai forests of the middle current of the Zeravshan river and the population of the rare Zarafshan pheasant are protected....
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Baday-Tugay Natural Reserve

In the east of Khiva on the Amudarya river banks Baday-Tugai reserve is located. It was established in 1971 to protect tugay complexes of the lower Amudarya river and reintroduction of Bukharian deer. The area of the Baday- Tugay natural reserve is 6462 hectars. Tugay forests occupy 70% of its area. In addition to the...
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The First International Geotourism forum in Uzbekistan

August 1-3, 2019, the First International Geotourism forum will be held in Kashkadarya region. The forum is organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for tourism development and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and mineral resources. The focus of the forum participants will be a visual study...
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