Sunday, July 1, 2012

Karakalpakstan - New Tourism Website

Karakalpakstan at 165,700 km2 the largest region of Uzbekistan accounting for over a third of its entire land area (447,400 km2)

It has a long and rich history with diverse cultural offerings ranging from, at one extreme, the ruins of Khorezm’s ancient (5th century BC) civilization to, at the other, the Nukus Museum, which houses the Savitsky Collection comprising the world’s second largest collection of 20th century Russian avant garde art as well as the largest folk art collection in Central Asia.

Karakalpakstan’s climate is extreme continental, i.e. very cold in winter and very hot in summer, so the best time to visit is either in the spring or early summer (April through June) or in the fall (September through mid-November), when temperatures range between 15-25C.

Karakalpakstan is not a conventional tourist destination, but as increasing numbers of travelers are experiencing it, Karakalpakstan is one of the most interesting and unique places you will visit on any trip to Central Asia.

See this new tourism website for more information (recommended)

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