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Kyzyl Kum Desert. The desert is considered one of not dotronuty human life of places on the earth. In Uzbekistan, there are two deserts. On which there passed the Great Silk Way. These are deserts: Kyzyl Kum (Kyzyl – Red, Kum – Sand; Red Sands) and Cora Kum (Cora – Black, Kum – Sand; Black Sands). Both of these deserts surprisingly beautiful

Invariable the associations and attributes, which were left without changes in the desert throughout centuries it, is the Yurta and Camels - "the desert ships". You can spend, like the good old days, night in a yurta and be rolled on a two-humped camel. Active recreation, night in the desert and driving on camels, this excellent combination to informative tours.
Invariable the associations and attributes, which were left without changes in the desert throughout centuries it, is the Yurta and Camels - "the desert ships". You can spend, like the good old days, night in a yurta and be rolled on a two-humped camel. Active recreation, night in the desert and driving on camels, this excellent combination to informative tours.
Info: from K. Komil Hotel
Kyzyl Kum Desert. The distance between Bukhara and Khiva makes 450 km. It is the most extended site of a tourist route. It passes across the Kyzyl Kum Desert and coast of Amu Darya. Between Bukhara and Urgench from which Khiva will be spaced on 30 km there are air traffic and the automobile highway following through Gazli. At the beginning the road conducts by fields and gardens of the Bukhara oasis, and only then there is a desert which boundless scope is spread to the horizon. From time to time extensive sandy sites come across, however there are no big barkhans yet. But it is possible to see numerous flocks of sheep, herds of horses and camels. The highway conducts in depth of the desert. Even more often there are barkhans, their sandy tails cross the road. The Kyzyl Kum Desert ("Red sand") located between riverbeds of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya - one of the largest in the territory of our country. Sands, however, occupy not all its space. There are clay and stony massifs, in certain places low mountain ridges rise.
The desert is not lifeless. Here herbs - Selin, ilak, a sedge grow. From bushes are most widespread a saxaul, kandy, cherkez. During the spring period a colourful carpet of the blossoming plants covers Kyzyl Kum. Here turtles, gophers, snakes, lizards, some bird species live. Many sites of the desert are used as pastures for sheep and camels.
People made habitable the desert in an extreme antiquity. Say the traces of parking of the Stone Age, the remains of settlements of an era of bronze, ruins of antique and medieval fortresses revealed by archeologists about it.
Today Kyzyl Kum accustoms especially intensively. Geologists reconnoitered deposits of minerals, a lot of work on fixing and afforestation of sands is carried out.
Through several tens of kilometers on the northwest banks of the river of Amu Darya appear. It is one of the main waterways of Central Asia. Its main inflows - the rough mountain rivers: Pyandzh. Gunt. Bartang, Vakhsh, Kafirni-gan - are born at glaciers of Pamir. Length of Amu Darya together with Pyandzhem is 2 294 km.
In ancient national beliefs and legends Amu Darya is identified with the great goddess of water and fertility Anakhita. At the river uncontrollable, temper. Its mighty current constantly washes away and destroys coast therefore the bed of the river wanders on the desert.