In summer, during the chilli period, everyone wants to escape from the noisy metropolis and everyday routine to nature, into the embrace of high mountains, picturesque lakes and noisy waterfalls. We bring to your attention 10 interesting places in Uzbekistan, where you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the bosom of nature, escaping from the sweltering heat of a big city.
1. Urungach jade lakes in Tashkent region
The most popular place among Tashkent residents is the Urungacha jade lakes. The lower lake has a particularly bright jade color, its temperature is about 5 degrees, which gives it such a beautiful color of water. The lakes are located 150 km from the capital on the territory of the Ugam-Chatkal National Park. The distance between the lower and upper lakes is 4 km . Travelers are fascinated by the indescribable beauty of the lakes. Here they enjoy the contemplation of nature, the mountain coolness, the purest transparency of lakes spread out in a mountain hollow, bright greenery, peace and quiet.
2. Bostanlyk resorts in the Tashkent region
All-season resorts of Bustonlyk district - tourist gems of Tashkent region: "Chimgan", "Amirsoy", "Beldersay", sanatoriums and medical resorts "Khumsan", "Tibet", "Chartak" and many other tourist sites of the picturesque district are ready to receive everyone all year round, regardless of age, for recreation and restoration of health in the open spaces the healing nature of the Ugam-Chatkal National Park.
3. Zaamin Mountains and Zaamin sanatorium in the Jizzakh region
Stunning landscapes and unique climatic conditions, a variety of fauna and flora, give us the right to call Zaamin one of the most beautiful corners of central Uzbekistan.
At an altitude of 2 thousand meters above sea level in the Zaamin National Park there is a health resort "Zaamin". Clean air, mountain landscapes, coniferous vegetation – all this creates the best conditions for carrying out wellness procedures for adults and children.
4. Sangardak waterfall in Surkhandarya region
If you want to enjoy the beauty of one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Uzbekistan, go to Surkhandarya. Sangardak Waterfall is located on the territory of Sariasi district, 30 km away. from the city of Denau and 205 km. from the city of Termez. The sound of the waterfall can be heard from afar, when you just pass through the Sangardak gorge. And when you reach it, you see all the greatness and beauty of the nature of these places. This waterfall has an amazing feature. It is believed that it is not formed from a mountain river, but comes from caves, from karst rivers. Flowing water falls from a 20-meter height in a beautiful cascade over rocks and aquatic plants.
5. Shakhimardan - mountain exclave of Uzbekistan
One of the stunning and most beautiful places on the eastern border of the country, between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, is the unique mountain exclave of Shakhimardan, which is located 55 km away. from Fergana. Shakhimardan is surrounded by Kyrgyz territory and is located at an altitude of 1550 meters. Shakhimardan has the purest mountain air, it is washed on both sides by two rivers Ok-su and Kok-su, which eventually connect into one large river Shakhimardan-sai. The nature of one of the most picturesque corners is famous for its transparent mountain rivers and healing springs, magnificent slopes and depressions. Just 7 kilometers from Shakhimardan is a natural wonder – the blue lake Kurbankul. A fabulous lake with the purest and transparent water is located in the middle of the mountains of the Alai range.
6. Baysuntau Mountains, Surkhandarya region
The Baysun Mountains are considered one of the highest on the territory of Uzbekistan. The mountains are divided by rivers and gorges, which make them difficult to access. One of the striking sights of the Baysun Mountains is the Khoja Gur Gur Ota massif – an unusual peak with a five-hundred-meter cliff located on the territory of the Surkhandarya region.
In addition, here you can see the Derbent Gorge, deep canyons, fossilized dinosaur tracks, the Teshik-Tash cave, the ancient mountain village of Baysun and many other attractions.
7. Aidar-Arnasaya Lakes
Aidar-Arnasai lakes are located on the territory of the Jizzakh and Navoi regions of Uzbekistan. The picturesque lake system includes lakes Aidarkul, Tuzkan and East Arnasai lakes. The total area of the lakes is four thousand square kilometers.
Aidar-Arnasaya Lakes is one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan, ideal for a "wild" holiday when you want to escape from big and dusty cities. Here you can sit on the shore in a tent, make a fire and meet the orange sunset, and at night feel the Milky Way, as if it descended from heaven to Earth.
8. Arashan lakes, Namangan region
The high-altitude Arashan lakes are located at an altitude of more than 2500 m and they are located in the Namangan region on the border with Kyrgyzstan. The road to these lakes is difficult: you will have to overcome the passes, descend into the gorges of the Angren plateau and climb up again. But the magnificent view opening on the expanses of the Arashan lakes is worth it! Arashan lakes are four mountain lakes framed by rocks and stone rubble of Arashan. Nature has done a beautiful job to create such a landmark. It is worth noting that even in summer there may be snow there, so when preparing for such a trip, get together thoroughly so that nothing prevents you from connecting with wildlife.
9. Sentob village, Namangan region
Sentob is a small village located between the Nuratinsky Mountains and the Kyzylkum Desert. Due to its remoteness, the village has retained its traditional look of a Central Asian village. The village is famous for its picturesque nature and the uniqueness and simplicity of the local people. The dwellings here are old, have an unusual shape with narrow doors and low ceilings. If you stay in Sentobe, be sure to visit places such as Aydarkul Lake, Sarmyshsay gorge with ancient petroglyphs, numerous mounds, mysterious caves and a waterfall.
10. Lake Tudakul, Navoi region
Lake Tudakul is a real oasis in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert, located in the Kyzyltepa district of Navoi region. Unlike Aydarkul, the Tudakul reservoir is natural and it was formed in a desert depression. The lake attracts with its pristine nature.
Last year, the Silk Road Family Resort opened on the lake shore. The new tourist facility includes a beach, a swimming pool, a water park, a small "Disneyland", a hotel with 50 seats, tapchans for recreation, a restaurant in the form of a ship, a summer terrace, a spa, a house in nature, a medical corner, a wellness center, a sports house, an equestrian playground, a parking lot and private water transport.