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Uzbekistan celebrates National Pavilion Day

09-01-2010 08:51 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Uzbekistan celebrates its national pavilion day on Tuesday at the World Expo in Shanghai.

"Uzbekistan, the crossroad of civilizations" is the theme of the pavilion, which attracts more than ten-thousand visitors a day. Let's see what the central Asian country has to offer.

With a picture exhibition showcasing the various aspects of Uzbekistanian life, pavilion organizers are keen to introduce tourism and business opportunities in the country. The achievements in urban planning are also highlighted in the pavilion, where cities built in the Kyzyl Kum desert are showcased.

The major proportion of the exhibition space is dedicated to the country's wide mix of cultures.

Uzbekistan celebrates its national pavilion day on Tuesday at the World Expo in Shanghai. 
Uzbekistan celebrates its national pavilion day on Tuesday at the World Expo in Shanghai.

Historically, Uzbekistan is located on the strategic hub linking the trade routes between east and west. Different religions and cultures were spread along the Silk Road.

The exhibition also showcased the country's Islamic traditions as well as the unique lifestyle of the Uzbek people.

The Uzbekistan Pavilion also highlights its capital city Tashkent. With a population of over 2 million, Tashkent is the largest city in the Central Asia country.

With a history of more than 2,000 years, Tashkent used to serve as a major transportation hub on the ancient Silk Road.

The country's achievements in porcelain production was displayed with about 60 pieces of hand-made porcelains and pottery decorated in regional-style.

Uzbekistan boasts a long history of ceramics making. Ceramic pottery has been found dating from pre-Islamic to early Islamic periods of Uzbekistan.

The hand-made artisan ceramics represent and retain the beautiful ancient art that has become a significant part of the history of Uzbekistan.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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