Navoi region

Navoi region is located in the central part of Uzbekistan. The north-western part of the region is occupied by the Kyzylkum plateau, in the east Nurata mountain ranges. In the southern part of the region is washed by the river Zarafshan.

The administrative center is the city of Navoi. The city was founded in 1958 and named after the Uzbek poet, scientist and statesman Alisher Navoi.

The youngest region of Uzbekistan has a rich and ancient history. According to archaeological excavations in the region lived the ancient locals belongs to the primitive communal system. This is evidenced by the sites found during the archaeological excavations in the Sarmyshsay gorge,which is located on the southern slopes of the Karatau mountain range, 30–40 km to the north-east of the city of Navoi.

This place is famous for various ancient monuments. The sights include flint quarries, mines, old settlements, burial mounds, crypts and petroglyphs, including monuments of the Middle Ages, early Iron Age, Bronze Age and even Stone Age.
For a long time, the territory of region was the most important trade routes — the Great silk road from China to the Mediterranean, to Europe, as well as the trade route connecting the western and northern countries with India.

One of the famous religious complexes of the region, called Chashma, is located in the city of Nurata. It includes Juma mosque, Nur-Ota Mazar (cemetery), healing spring and well. Great historical value is also built in the 11th century caravanserai Rabat Malik. It was built on the way along the Great silk road, which connected Bukhara with Samarkand.

Mir-Said Bahrom mausoleum, Rabat Malik caravanserai, Sarmishsay gorge, Sardoba Malik, Chashma memorial complex in Nurata, Alexander the Great fortress are the main attractions of the region.

Many of chemical industry enterprises, construction materials industries, small enterprises are successfully operating in the region today. It was here in 2008 that the “Navoi” first free industrial economic zone (FEZ) was created in the country.

The capital of region – the city of Navoi.
Total area — 110 800 km
Population — 913 200 people.
Major cities: Zarafshan, Karmana, Kyzyltepa, Nurata, Uchkuduk

Chashma Complex

Chashma complex is the heart of the city of Nurata Navoi region. According to legend, a large meteorite emitting light once fell here. At the site of its fall, a spring was formed, the water of which has healing properties. Hence the name of the place “Nur” – light. The second version says that the […]
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Sarmishsay Petroglyphs

In the vast expanses of the Kyzylkum desert, once covered with meadow vegetation – in the Neolithic era, a process of mutual unification of the tribes took place. Traces of these tribes were found in several well-studied sites, such as Uchkuduk, Kokpatas, Korakot. The main role in the organization of the cultural landscape of Karatag […]
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Mausoleum of Mir Said Bakhrom

The Mausoleum of Mir Said Bakhrom is located in the center of the city of Karmana, Navoi region. This is one of the earliest surviving burial structures of Maverannahr. Very little is known about the life of Mir Said Bakhrom. Among the people, Mir Said Bakhrom enjoyed deserved respect and influence thanks to his knowledge, […]
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Rabatai Malik Karavan Sarai

On the ancient caravan route, 23 km from the city of Navoi – on the road to Bukhara, there is a portal from the once grandiose structure – Rabati Malik caravanserai (XI century). Locals called the portal “Gateway of Bukhara.” The 18 meter entrance portal of the Facility was built in the 70s of the […]
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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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Swinging stones of Sangijuman

Nature is the best sculptor and its creations are always mysterious and unique. Among the so-called “wonders of nature” in Uzbekistan are unique swinging stone compositions in Sangijuman village, situated in Navoi region. The amazing stones have risen above the ground and have unusual shapes. Some of these boulders have big size through-holes. Because of...
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Sardoba Ribati Malik

At 30 meters from the portal Rabati Malik is a dome-blocked water source – Sardoba, built in the 11th century with a caravanserai. The construction served as a haven for lonely travelers and caravans. In Farsi, “sard” means cold, “oba” means water. Indeed, even in the hot summer, the water in the building remains cold […]
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Navoi Regional Museum of Local Lore

The Navoi Regional Museum of Local Lore was opened in 1997. According to the data of January 2013, the collection of this museum consists of 2300 exhibits, which are stored in four storages. The museum’s collection includes clothing, dishes, tools, silver jewelery and other historical artifacts testifying to the life and culture of ancient tribes […]
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Nurata district

Nurata district occupies the southeastern part of Navoi region. The city is located on the northern slope of the Nurata Mountains. Earlier there were caravan routes connecting the Zarafshan valley with Samarkand and Bukhara. Nurata was a major trading and military – strategic point. From the south, a fortress rose above the city, and under […]
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Photo report: Info-tour to Navoi

At the end of September 2019, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for tourism development organized an info-tours for media representatives and tourist organizations in two regions of Uzbekistan. Navoi region became the first one of these regions. On the first day of the info tour, the participants visited the village of Sentob...
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