Walks around Bukhara
Over the past two weeks, from Bukhara, several bright news have scattered of changes that have made the city even more attractive and convenient for tourists.
In the old part of Bukhara, a ‘levitating’ dervish has appeared. Such a tourist attraction would be rather interesting for guests, and help increase the attractiveness of tourist destinations. In the future, similar entertainment show projects will be implemented in other popular cities. By the way, it can be not only dervishes, but also other characters that reflect the national spirit: masquerades (clowns), caravans or even characters of popular fairy tales, for example, Khoja Nasreddin, who is known all over the world.
To boost the tourist potential of Bukhara and create additional types of entertainment, the creation of a street of ‘free artists’ was initiated. The State Tourism Development Committee has already worked with local authorities and defined the location of the street of ‘free artists’. Also, the artists themselves agreed to participate actively in the project. The experience of creating such streets is widely spread in the leading foreign tourist centers, there is an analogue also in the capital of our country – the Sayilgoh Street, or the Tashkent Broadway. On such streets it is very pleasant to walk: guests admire pictures, get acquainted with local contemporary art, watch the work of the artist and even can order a portrait and take one of the finished works as a gift.
Electric vehicles appeared in the city. They will be a convenient alternative to walking tours in those parts of the old city where the passage of cars is prohibited. A tourist route has already been created for the most interesting objects, which starts from Labi Havuz, then passes by Toki Sarafon, Toki Zargaron and through the Poi Kalon complex ends at the fortress Ark.
In addition, the State Committee for Tourism Development together with private companies will establish a Rent-Car rental service in Bukhara. Rental involves the delivery of a car without a driver for a certain period of time (from several hours to several months). To register a lease, in addition to a passport, foreign citizens will need a driving license of an international standard.
And, finally, the first launch of the balloon with tourists on board successfully passed in Bukhara. During the flight over the ancient city, unique images were made. Now such an air travel is available to every tourist. Aerostats will rise above the territory of ancient Bukhara and become a tourist attraction, through which it will be possible to climb to a height of about 100 meters and survey the expanses of the ancient city for half an hour. This will make it possible to take unique pictures and just have a good time.