Uzbekistan is slowly opening up to tourism and police is finally leaving tourists alone, not trying to get any easy money with them. Visa procedure has also got simplified and it is now possible to apply for an e-visa. If you are curious about this Central Asian country, in the heart of the Silk Road, try this quiz about Uzbekistan and answer to these 11 questions to find out how much you really know about it. Good luck!
What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
The capital of Uzbekistan is Tashkent, which is also the largest city of Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Samarkand is an important city in Uzbekistan.
Traditionally, Uzbek bread is decorated with intricate patterns made with a metal stamp called:
Uzbek bread is called 'obi non' and is round and flat in the middle, where there are usually patterns for decoration. Shashlik is grilled meat on a spit and Tandir is the oven where bread is baked.
Which city is surrounded by this well preserved brick wall, constructed in the 10th century?
Which is the tallest Minaret in Uzbekistan?
The Islom-Hoja Minaret built in 1910 is the tallest in Uzbekistan, being 57 metres tall.
What was this incomplete cilindryc building supposed to be?
Construction of the Kalta Minor minaret stopped when Mohammed Amin Khan (the governor who ordered its construction) died. The project intended to have this the tallest minaret of the Orient, with an altitude of 70 metres.
The Kalyan minaret in Bukhara was also known as
The Kalian Minaret was also known as the Tower of Death because, according to legend, criminals were executed here, by being thrown off its top.
Plov is Uzbekistan's national dish. What does it consist of?
Plov is an Uzbek typical rice dish prepared with meat and a lot of grated carrots and onions. It is often cooked on a large open pan (a kazan) on an open fire.
Which are Uzbekistan's three greatest silk road cities?
In which city is Tamerlane's mausoleum located?
Gur-e Amir is Tamerlane’s mausoleum, in Samarkand. Tamerlane (also said Timur) was born in Shakhrisabz.
What does Tashkent mean etymologically?
Religiously speaking, Uzbekistan has a majority of
Sunni Muslims make up 88 per cent of the Uzbek population, which is also mainly secular, non-practising Muslim.