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Nature of Uzbekistan

Nature of Uzbekistan

The wildlife and landscapes of Uzbekistan are highly diverse. The high mountains in the country’s territory with summits between 2,500 and 4,600 m above sea level include the Ugam, Korjantau and Chatkal Ranges in the southwestern Tien Shan and the Turkestan, Zeravshan and Hissar Ranges in the Pamir-Alai system. In the central part of Uzbekistan there are the Nurata Mountains, the Aktau and Karatau Ranges and the Bukantau Mountains in the Central Kyzylkum.

The deserts of Uzbekistan, Kyzylkum and Karakum, are no less interesting.

There are 23 protected areas, reserves and national parks in Uzbekistan covering a total of 20.5 thousand km2 (5% of the country’s territory).

Below you will find information on the most interesting natural objects in Uzbekistan.


Aral Sea
The Aral Sea is a once-large saltwater lake in Central Asia occupying the northwest end of Uzbekistan and a part of southeast Kazakhstan. Before th...
Aydarkul lake
The Aydarkul Lake with its more than 3,000 km2 water surface is the largest fresh water lake in Uzbekistan. The lake is manmade and is regarded as ...
The biggest caves of Uzbekistan
There are more than thousand caves in Uzbekistan. In terms of the number of caves, their depth and size, the caves of Uzbekistan are significantly ...
Chimgan and Beldersay
"Chimgan" and "Beldersay" are popular ski resorts in Uzbekistan and are situated just in 80 km from Taskent – the capital of Uzbekistan on the altitud...
Chimgan- is one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan, situated in 80 km to the northeast from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the mounta...
Sarmysh - petrogliphs park
Sarmysh is a gallery of rock paintings in the open air. The Sarmysh gorge situated on the southern slopes of the Karatau range, 40 km northeas...
Gulkam Canyon
The Gulkam Canyon is located in the Ugam-Chatkal National Natural Park, near the Chimgan ski resort highly popular among Tashkenters and the visitor...
Kyzylkum desert
The Kyzylkum desert (Turkic ‘red sand’) is one of the most extensive deserts in Asia. The desert is situated between the Amudarya and Syrdarya river...
Pulathan plateau
The legendary high-mountainous Pulatkhan plateau is situated in mountains of Southwest Tien-Shan in Ugam-Chatkal National park and administratively ...

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