2.2. Objectives and Strategy in Central Asia
After the collapse of the Soviet Union the U.S. position in the region has been significantly strengthened. The first few years after independence, the republic tsentralnoaziatskimi characterized by the most active region of the regulation of relations with the United States and Western Europe. In turn, U.S. interests in Central Asia was due to the importance of the region, having as a strategic area between Russia, China and the States, "the Islamic code," and possessing rich natural resources, particularly petroleum.
In this regard, U.S. foreign policy strategy for Central Asia was founded mainly for geopolitical reasons, the pragmatic approach, taking into account its own strategic priorities and interests. In general, the region can provide the fundamental interests of the United States the following main aspects:
First, in general, the creation and expansion of its presence in the region is part of an overall strategy to enhance U.S. global leadership in the long term;
Second, the U.S. is very interested in securing access to natural resources in the Caspian region in the framework of energy policy, namely the reduction of dependence on energy supplies from the Arab oil countries and maintain the resource base and transport routes, as free from the influence of current and possible future adversaries the U.S. and its allies;
Third, the U.S. seeks to provide access to political and economic potential of Central Asia to the policy of containment of China and the impact on Iran, which act as opponents of the United States on a number of world and regional issues;
Towers in Uzbekistan: Round 09
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
First day: the driver can choose Tashkent airport and accompany you to the city of Tashkent. The agreement with the hotel. Lunch at 19:00. The night will be held at the hotel.
Second days: the first day of our trip we will be forwarding Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours), and investment property. Sightseeing: "Gur-Emir Mausoleum" - Tamerlan's tomb (1415 th c), built-in Sultan Muhammad's son Temur's breakfast, as well as three other tombs Temurids - the son of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh son and grandson Ulugbek. Lunch at 19:00.
Third Day: This day you visit the market, SIAB, experience is the best bread and fruit Samarkand, excavations and the museum of ancient Afrosiab, Daniyar Khodja Mausoleum - the legend links the Koran and the Prophet's Bible Daniyar (Дэниел), our stay was to Tamerlane Monument eminent theologian Mukhammad Sunni Imam al-Bukhari (died 870), and the largest observatory in the 15th c. Ulugbeg built. The Leisure spend your free time. The night will be held in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 4: At 8:00 breakfast. Go Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of architecture and urban design (90 km, 1.5 hours). Shakhrisabz tour: ruins "Ak-Saray Palace" - the summer residence of Tamerlane that shook contemporarie imagination. The Golden Path of the historic town of Samarkand - the crossroads of cultures in the world. The night will be held in Samarkand.
Day 5: At 8:00 breakfast. Go to the yurt camp in the village of Yangigazgan (260 km, 4 hours). The agreement is a traditional Kazakh yurt with all the necessary equipment: shower, kitchen etc.. Lunch. Experience sandy landscape, the flora and fauna of the desert Kyzil Kum. Evening study than for a camel to go. Dinner around the fire singing Kazakh relations. The night will be held in the traditional style of the Silk Road.
Day 6: Lake of the engine Aydarkul. Лов fish, picnic. Navigation. Eat grilled fish from the lake for lunch. Back to the yurts. The camel trip or relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the desert. Lunch at 19:00. The night will be held at the stars in the desert yurts.
Day 7: At 8:00 breakfast. The engine Bukhara (270 km, 4 hours) Nurata (the English translation of the Persian language "Nur-ota" means "Father Luchej"). Visit the canyon Sarmish the way to the stone gallery петроглифов the Bronze Age. A joy to watch and feed the fish. Free time for relaxation, and go through the streets of the old Bukhara. Lunch at 19:00.
Day 8: This morning for breakfast. Sightseeing: The Samanids Mausoleum - an old brick in Central Asia, the masterpiece of world architecture (910 th c), Chashma Ayub mausoleum, which belongs to the nice "spaces trace" left St. (14 th c). The legend says that when the work of the prophets of the Bible (Ayub) visited this place. Lunch at 19:00. The night will take place in a quiet and comfortable hotel in Bukhara.
9th Day Хиву Kyzyl Kum desert to go down the path of the trailer (480 km, 5-7 hours). The arrival Хиву - only "Museum under the stars" in Central Asia, which is fully up to date. The agreement is arranged within or near the hotel "Icha-Kala" - Hivy the historic center, which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The night will be held Хиве.
Day 10: At 8:00 breakfast. City walks architectural ensemble of the castle Khan - the inner citadel Qala-Icha (1617-th cc). The set consists of a minimum of medressa Хиве and minaret, the world's leading platform for height of 45 m, and the highest in the remote town. Leisure leisure. The night will be held Хиве.
11th Day: The last day of our tour we will transfer to Urgench Airport (35 km, 30 minutes), the morning flight Tashkent HY 1052 at 09:20. Arrival in Tashkent at 10:50 and the location of the hotel. City tour around Tashkent: "The New Tashkent Television Tower" - the biggest in Central Asia - 375 m, "recollections of the victims of repression" - the memorial and museum. The night will be held in Tashkent.
Day 12: the driver will meet your hotel, then go to the airport.Uzbekistan travel Travels Uzbekistan Uzbekistan trip Tours Uzbekistan Trips Uzbekistan Tour Uzbekistan Uzbekistan trips Trip Uzbekistan Travels of Uzbekistan Trip of Uzbekistan