The largest tourist complex in Central Asia is nearing completion
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Silk Road Samarkand Management Company is pleased to announce the first official event to inaugurate of Central Asia the largest tourist complex. The ceremony was attended by senior local and foreign officials, diplomats, academics and cultural personalities, with the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev formalizing.
The official launch took place in the eternal city of more than 17 hectares, at the center of the complex covering a total area of over 260 hectares.
Other highlights include:
- Eight hotels, about 1200 rooms;
- Green areas with 30,000 planted trees;
- Congress hall with capacity for 3500 visitors;
- 31.8 km of paths and roads;
- 46 acres of renovated rowing canal;
- An Eco Village consisting of 14 villas built of wood.
The Eternal City – created and curated by the famous modern Uzbek artist Bobur Ismoilov – will offer guests a rare opportunity to explore a combination of Hellenistic and Islamic cultures that make up the diversity of of Uzbekistan ancient heritage. The area hosts art galleries and workshops of artisans from all over the country Uzbekistan – with more than 100 masters currently residing in the Eternal City.
Eight world-class hotels are slated to open next September 20, 2022, including two five-star and two four-star facilities. Samarkand Regency Hotel Amir Temur (5*) will mark the opening of of Central Asia The first member hotel of the prestigious LHW Association.
The specially designed Eco Village combines sustainable wooden architecture with modern luxury and will be available to visitors as accommodation. Facilities include swimming pools and first class kitchen facilities.
Pedestrian and bicycle paths, roads, canals, bridges, parks, the largest in Central Asia the convention center, recreational and wellness areas, and medical facilities will enable an unprecedented experience for both leisure and business tourists.
The whole complex impressively demonstrates Samarkand’s role as a growing tourist capital Central Asiafurther aided by the new international airport terminal opened earlier this year.
Artyom YegikyanThe General Director of the management company, Silk Road Samarkand, said:
“Three years after the start of works, with excitement and pride, we are now on the verge of opening the Samarkand Silk Road tourist center. I am sure that this unique tourist complex will become a model of world-class hospitality for the whole Central Asia. The opening of the Samarkand Silk Road is an important event not only for the people involved in its creation, but also for the country in general.”
Enter Engineering, the general contractor for the project, oversaw the construction, wiring and landscaping work. The company installed 46,000 km of cable, built 2,700 tons of steel and 384,000 m3 concrete structures, erected 12 bridges, cleaned and widened 46 hectares of man-made canals, including a 2215 m Rowing canal, and paved over 20 km of roads.
More than 10,000 specialists were involved in the design and construction of 580 million US dollars project, of which more than 2000 were foreigners.
Ulugbek UsmanovThe General Director of Enter Engineering said:
“The construction of the Samarkand Tourist Center is a great historical moment for our company. I am sure that today, seeing all this splendor, for the thousands of builders who worked on the construction of the complex, their hearts are filled with pride. a company , the project gave us incomparable experience, which I am sure will be applicable in the future.”
The opening celebrations culminated in a grand theatrical performance in two parts, first immersing the audience in the street, then joining in a large-scale theatrical performance on the main stage of the Eternal City, transformed into the observatory of the historic luminary Uzbek Mirzo Ulugbek. Produced by a team of Uzbek and international choreographers, artists, directors and technical specialists, the show represented a declaration of love for the historical traditions, culture and modern aspirations of Uzbekistan.
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Around the Samarkand Silk Road
Just 20 minutes from the city center, the multifunctional Silk Road Samarkand tourist complex is spread over 260 hectares and combines cultural, gastronomic, medical and business tourism facilities. It includes a historical park of the Eternal City, a Congress Hall and eight hotels built according to high international standards with 1200 rooms, several restaurants, shopping facilities and recreational facilities.
The center will welcome not only travelers but also business guests and medical tourists. The high-tech convention hall will have a capacity of 3,500 people with thirteen conference rooms.
Health tourism will bring another dimension to the project. The medical group of the resort is represented by four Wellness Park hotels, each of them equipped to offer a comprehensive medical examination and physical and spiritual well-being.
Over 50,000 roses, 30,000 trees and more than 238,000 shrubs from Germany, Belgium, Ital AND Netherlands are planted in the park. There are a total of 50 species, including: 5 species of sakura, magnolia, bamboo, willow and others. Guests will be able to see 10,000 local plants: the best varieties of apples, grapes, pomegranates, mulberries, as well as plum, peach and apricot trees.
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