Welcome to Uzbekistan — an oasis of peace, a land where ancient history and liberal culture converge. The leading cities of the famous Silk Road — Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are located in Uzbekistan. 

On the Great Silk Road travels with the personal approach for small groups or individuals

Classic tours, Desert & Mountain trekking, Bicycle tour, Flower watching, Culinary Gastronomic, Wildlife, Bird watching, Agro tourism, Aral Sea, Uzbek village tours. 

 

 

Kamol Aliev - Marakanda Travel



Welcome to the Website of Marakanda Travel!

I am pleased to present the website of our agency.

Our mission is to take the time to listen to you then invent and build your dream trip, which will be in harmony with your personality, your desires, the emotion of the moment, your travel experience in general and your budget.

Our team is at your disposal to inform you and help you prepare your travels.

Travels with the personal approach for small groups or individuals!

Khuch kelibsiz!
Welcome to Uzbekistan!


Kamol Aliev, Director

 


 

 


Uzbekistan Touristic Brand

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Concours

SUZY GAUSSENT MINIATURES
Suzy GAUSSENT (France) — “Carnet ouzbek”, notes de voyage illustrées. Le “Carnet ouzbek” est basé sur les observations faites au cours de tout l’itinéraire du tour à travers l’Ouzbékistan. Les notes de voyage sont converties au format Power Point. Cette production est particulièrement pittoresque grâce à de nombreux dessins d’auteur. Suzy Gaussent était professeur d'allemand par le passé, puis inspectrice d'académie à Paris. Elle est actuellement à la retraite, grand-mère de deux petits-enfants. Elle dessine depuis toujours et peint depuis une douzaine d'années durant lesquelles elle a participé à plusieurs expositions et organisé deux expositions personnelles, à Paris et dans le sud de la France.

RASUL PULATOV MINIATURES
An artist of miniatures painting. Was born in Tashkent, 1966. In 1985 graduated from the Benkov Republican Arts College. With his lacquer miniatures participated in the republican and international exhibitions in USA , Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, India, Germany and etc. The winner of the silver medal of Moscow EXPO Russia.

The range of the characters of his miniatures are not so wide. Thee are musicians, dervishes, lovers, guests at the aprty, warriors and cameleers. Nevertheless, more intent sight can open the wider world: in reality, the painter reveals the Universe where the world is the creative work of Allah – The God, where each tree and flower save their unpronounced secret. And inside this Universe the world is sophisticated, wonderful and miraculous. This is the world of a human being. The main features of these creations are the mediatativeness and philosophical contemplations when it is so attractive to disappear from the vanity to the world of beauty but of a special beauty, full of the piquant Oriental exotics, national traditions, religious world vision, everyday life details, dresses and environment.

Now RASUL POLATOV works in his workshop in Abulkasim madrase, room 23, near the blue-domed Oliy Majlis — Uzbek parliament building.

KOSHIB OMONOV MINIATURES
An artist of miniatures painting. Was born in Tashkent, 1965. In 1986 graduated from the Benkov Republican Arts College. With his lacquer miniatures participated in the republican and international exhibitions in Germany, Japan and etc. The owner of a silver medal of republican competition of young talents. This artist has the longstanding experience in eastern miniature painting. His artworks show that he has mastered brilliantly the technique of the eastern miniature. He constantly perfects this style of painting, creating his own individual style. His illustrations for the collection of poems by poets of the East, reflect his stylistic discoveries. Now he works in his workshop in Abulkasim madrase, near the a building of Parliament of Republic.

UZBEK MINIATURE PAINTING
Miniature painting is an essential part of artistic expression in Uzbekistan, where the miniatures are admired for their rich creative imagination and perfect execution. The Uzbek miniature is one of the most interesting genres in the century-old history of oriental art. Mostly used for book illustrations, it has been developing under the influence of classical oriental poetry. In Tashkent’s public green space situated between two busy wide roads lined with high blocks of flats, just behind Istiklol Concert Hall and Oliy Majlis, or Uzbek parliament building., there is a remarkable old building. This is Abdulkasim Madrassah, whose carved doors are always open for visitors interested in antiques and Uzbek traditional arts and crafts. Today, the resonant sounds of engravers’ hammers and scratchy accompaniment of wood-carvers’ chisels are heard from these cells. Inside the cells, watched by curious tourists, calligraphers, nakkosh and mussavir artists paint Oriental miniatures and decorative patterns on little varnished papier-mâché boxes and pencil-cases. You can buy any of the works by these artists right here first hand.

La Route de la Soie
J’ai parcouru les routes de la soie
Et je ne le regrette pas, ma foi,
Car tout y est beaute et harmonie.

Le pays bleu des mille et une nuits,
Aux monuments couverts de mosaique,
C’est l’OUZBEKISTAN, nom qui rejouit,
Et nous fait rever, un nom mystique.

On dit souvent: “Voir la vie en rose”,
Moi, je la vois en bleu, c’est ma couleur,
Khiva, Boukhara, l’apotheose,
Domes bleu turquoise, quelle splendeur!

Medersas, mausolees et minarets,
Splendeurs d’architecture, de mosaiques,
Samarkand, la fascinante, nous plait
Et nous invite aux dances folkloriques.

Adieu, marches aux parfums enivrants,
Un petit tour de metro a Tachkent,
La fameuse place du Reghistan,
Les travaux uniques des artisans.

Fini du voyage et de cette harmonie,
Il nous faut deja rentrer en France,
Et rejoindre notre capitale Paris,
Au revoir, pas adieu, joli pays!
Jisele Riveth

Samarcande
Publié le 29 avril 2013 par Caillou

J’irai à Samarcande quand j’aurai 18 ans
Quand la vie s’ouvrira devant moi comme un fleuve
dont les flots impétueux emportent ceux qui peuvent
Se libérer vraiment de la loi des parents.

J’irai à Samarcande. La route de la soie
Sous le soleil d’argent m’emmènera vers la ville.
Ses coupoles vert émeraude ont des rêves immobiles
Qui attendront un peu que je trouve un emploi.

J’irai à Samarcande, quand j’en aurai le temps
Quand les enfants auront le pied à l’étrier
Et qu’ils seront partis pour aller travailler
Je verrai dans le ciel l’étendard rouge sang

J’irai à Samarcande pour la retraite. Enfin
Plus d’horaires, ni contraintes, ni de chef ni de lois
Avant que d’être vieux j’irai suivre ma voie
Errer dans ses ruelles pour sentir le jasmin

Dans le bleu indigo pour un dernier voyage
Tu déposeras mes cendres dans le sable endormi
Puis tu repartiras pour vivre à fond ta vie
J’irai à Samarcande quand je n’aurai plus d’âge.

Caillou, 5 avril 2013