Central Asia is becoming a promising tourist destination. Today, experts say that the region has a potential for further development of tourism by using the common Great Silk Road brand. According to the data given by TripAdvisor, 47% of travelers who are interested in this route intend to visit at least four states specifically, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The survey participants highlighted that a comfortable visa regime of neighboring countries contributes to popularity of the states. Factors of tourist attraction are numerous from cultural heritage sights to natural assets.

TIMUR DUISENGALIYEV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, KAZAKH TOURISM:

- The core of the Silk Road is Central Asia. From the tourism perspectives, this region is becoming more popular.   Uzbekistan attracts the main tourist flows. Owing to this, our opportunities are increasing, too.  This brand allows us to consolidate our efforts and optimize promotion. If we add routes like puzzles, then it becomes truly interesting for the world market.

Famous Polish traveler Jacek Palkiewicz is going to visit Kazakhstan in Spring as part of the New Silk Road expedition. He has already been to the Gobi, the Sahara and the Atlantic, and now he is going to make his way along the northern branch of the Silk Road which stretches 10, 000 kilometers. The tour starts in April in China and will end in June in Poland. Most of the route will pass through the Central Asian states. Participants of the international rally will visit Kazakhstan via Khorgos, and then they will travel along the Western Europe-Western China highway. They will stop to visit the Golden Man Museum in Issyk and after which they will head to Bishkek through Almaty where they will visit ancient petroglyphs of Tamgaly.

JACEK PALKIEWICZ, POLISH TRAVELER, RESEARCHER:

- The Great Silk Road project is related to my idea and connected with Marco Polo’s legendary historical path. The second goal is attention and refreshing this path by showing the world what is interesting. Not everyone knows that this was more than a commercial path. It was the exchange of religions, cultures and science. It was the first globalization in the world.

Kyrgyzstan has developed their own route for travelers. The tourists will visit the cities specifically, Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad. Then they will head to the Uzbek cities like Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. Finally, the expedition will reach Kazakhstan, where they primarily plan to visit Shymkent, Otyrar and Turkistan to see the remains of the ancient Sauran and the Aksu-Zhabagyly National Park.

TIMUR DUISENGALIYEV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, KAZAKH TOURISM:

- The scientific community has a reason to consider the Aksu-Zhabagyly as a birthplace of tulips. The Silk Road is a route through which a unique flower was transported first to Iran and Turkey and then to Europe. The Botai culture located in the Akmola region, on the border of North Kazakhstan, is a historical center of the horse domestication.

The expedition to Kazakhstan’s holy places will last 8 days. As a result, Jacek Palkiewicz plans to write a book about the trip and organize the exhibition. At the end of the rally, it is also planned to release a documentary film.

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