Asrlar Sadosi or Echo of Ages

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Asrlar Sadosi or Echo of Ages
Asrlar Sadosi Festival of Traditional Culture, annually gathering connoisseurs of culture and art, scientists, archeologists and artists from all over the world, in 2013 will take place in Navoi region, Uzbekistan, in May. It is relatively a young region of Uzbekistan but nevertheless it attracts attention and interests of tourists from all over the world.

Navoi also known as Windy City is the city of unique architecture, cultural complexes and huge manufacturing companies, named after the great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi. Navoi city is famous not only for its history but also for its numerous natural and architectural monuments concentrated in the Navoi free economic zone.

Not far from Navoi there are the ruins of the Alexander the Great fortress once being a majestic defensive installation. The Festival's guest will also visit the magnificent Sarmysh-say gorge which on its 10 km2 territory managed to preserve a gallery of about 10,000 petroglyphs, dating back from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages.

To the north-east from Navoi city there is Nurata district famous for its unique underground water supply canal system kyariz flowing from a holy spring. The spring's water is inhabited with the marinkas, but neither the local people nor the guests fish them since they are considered holy.

Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of Centuries) was held first by Fund Forum in 2008 under the egis of UNESCO. Since that, the Festival is held every year in the country’s tourist cities including Shakhrisabz, Tashkent region, Khiva, Bukhara and Karakalpakstan. National traditions and customs, art and handicraft, Uzbek food is brightly demonstrated as a part of this unique festivity of Uzbek culture. This also includes performances of folklore groups, national dress show, traditional competitions kupkari and kurash, rope-walkers’ shows, master-classes etc.