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Information about Uzbekistan:
Short review of Tashkent
Sights of Tashkent
Short review of Samarkand
Sights of Samarkand
Short review of Bukhara
Historical Background of Bukhara
Sights of Bukhara
Short review of Khiva
Sights of Khiva
Ferghana Valley
Short review
Historical Background
Outstanding people of Ferghana
Short review of Kokand
Short review of Margilan
Short review of Kuva
Short review of Kokand
Outstanding people of Kokand
Short review of Namangan
Architecture and monuments Namangan
Outstanding people of Namangan
Ancient settlement of Akhsikent
Short review of Chust
Architecture and monuments of Andijan
Short review of Ancient settlement of Akhsikent
Short review of Ancient settlement of Akhsikent
Short review of Ancient settlement of Akhsikent
Short review of Ancient settlement of Akhsikent
Ancient Khorezm
Fortress Toprak-Kala (2-3 cc.), (4-6 cc.)
Fortress Ayaz-Kala (4-2 cc. BC)
Koy-Kyrylgan Kala, fortress and temple
Fortress of Kyrk-Kyz Kala (1-2 cc., 12-13 cc. A.D.)
Ancient civilization of thousand fortresses
Lost Khorezm
Site of ancient settlement Mizdahkan
Nuratau-Kyzylkum Biosphere Reserve
Natural environment
Ecological and ethnographic tourism
People and social environment
Rules of Ecotourism
Wedding traditions in Bukhara
Wedding traditions in Samarkand


Chaikhana (literally "tea room") is very valuable in the East. This is not just a place where one is treated with the most popular beverage in the East, delicious and nourishing food. It is justly said: "Tea - is a long talk of good people."

But it took on other functions too, many of which have survived to this day. In the tea houses people commit transaction, negotiat conditions of serious events in the lives of families, building houses, matchmaking, funeral rites, resolve conflicts that arise between neighbors.

English traveler Alexander Borns, who visited Bukhara in the early 30's of the last century, in his book, wrote about the great passion of Bukharans to tea: they drink it everywhere, at all times, in different ways: with sugar, without sugar, with lemon and without lemon, with fat, salt ...

In the East there is worked out a special ritual of tea brewing: It has to be reversed thrice, so that it brew up very good and we've got a real fragrant green tea. It is served in small bowls. We can not give the guest a bowl filled to the brim, tea should be drunk in small sips in order, to realize its true taste and appreciate it. And what could be better for this than the teahouse?

Teahouse collected over a cup of tea folk musicians, poets. Here people could hear songs, poems, humorists competed with each other. Nevertheless, in the East the tea is just an excuse to gather with friends in a designated day, and leisurely, with a taste to talk about life.