High Speed Train Routes Announced for Uzbekistan!
Tashkent to Bukhara
For a small country, the distances between the major cities are long! Silk Road Treasure Tours is thrilled to announce that Uzbekistan Railways has a new high speed rail route connecting the capital city of Tashkent with ancient Bukhara and Samarkand. Beginning mid September, 2016 the Afrasiyob runs an extended route daily: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara -Tashkent, allowing for easy, comfortable access to these fabulous Silk Road destinations, all within a 4-hour timeframe!
Tashkent to Andijan (Kokand and Marghilan)
Another convenient train route between the capital of Tashkent and Andijan in the south-east of the beautiful Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan train has begun daily service. With economy, business and VIP class carriages, the 6 hour trip has stops in the ancient Silk Road cities of Kokand and Marghilan along the way. Now you can see more of this fabulous country and its 3,000 years of history on your trip of a lifetime with Silk Road Treasure Tours!
New International Airport in Ashgabad, Turkmenistan
A new international airport has been launched in the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabad. The airport, with its beautiful flying falcon shape, now has 3 terminals: passenger, cargo and VIP. With 1200 square hectares and sweeping modern design, it was awarded a Guinness Book of Records certificate for the largest architectural image (705 meters square) of a traditional carpet pattern which decorates the roof of the passenger terminal.
Direct flights now connect must-see destinations such as Tibilisi, Georgia and Beijing, China.
Here at Silk Road Treasure Tours we are very excited that our travelers taking the Georgia Silk Road can continue their trip to China with China Southern Airlines.
Other Recent News from Central Asia and Caucasus
Areas of the western Tien-Shan mountain region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On 17 July 2016, during the World Heritage Committee’s 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey, 13 sites within 7 reserves were listed, as the Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List to protect its biodiversity. This trans-national range covers areas in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, places which form the backdrop to many of our most popular tours.
Silk Road Treasure Tours has been taking travelers to Uzbekistan’s Ugam-Chatkal National Park since 2008. Located just 2 hours from Tashkent, this is one of the most spectacular landscapes just added to the UNESCO list.
7* Luxurious Biltmore Hotel opened in Tbilisi, Georgia
The new Biltmore Hotel has officially opened in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in the historic city center. Formerly the Soviet era Institute of Marx, Engels, and Lenin the main building has been incorporated into the glass and steel geometric skyscraper. With 214 luxury rooms and suites, free high-speed wireless Internet, and luxury amenities your stay in fabulous Georgia is complete with beautiful views over the city.