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Modern tourism industry is one of the largest high-yield and the most dynamically developing branches of the world economy. Go on a journey every year seek to millions of people around the world. The tourism industry in the new century is ranked first in global exports of goods and services. Tourist flow has more than one billion people a year.
In Uzbekistan foreign tourists are attracted not only to the world-famous Uzbek hospitality, unique monuments of ancient and modern architecture, but also prevailing in our country, peace and stability, the atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony. The Government has paid great attention to the development of tourism. The country has created all conditions for tourism industry has become an important part of the socio-economic complex of the country. And this is a huge contribution to the creation of new jobs, increase of welfare of the population, the growth of foreign exchange and tax revenues.
Ancient civilization, unique monuments of ancient architecture studies which deal with the Japanese scientists, in France, Germany and other countries, the magnificent natural landscapes, not inferior in its appeal as the best place to relax and travel around the world, can turn Uzbekistan into a major tourist power. And this is now done everything possible. Because significantly increased the number of foreign citizens visiting our country as a tourist destination. In 2011, Uzbekistan has traveled more than 1 million visitors - as much as a year earlier. 463.4 thousand of this number made up of foreign nationals. Uzbek Ministry of Tourism expects that by 2015, foreign tourist arrivals will reach 2 million. Uzbekistan is located at the crossroads of the Silk Road, there are over four thousand historical and cultural monuments. Some of them are included in the List of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Open-air museums, are associated with Uzbekistan and its capabilities in the field of tourism.
Between the cities of Navoi and Nurata near the pass of Kara-Karga, in the south-eastern edge of the Kyzyl-Kum located Sarmysh mysterious gorge. GORGE Sarmysh - perhaps anomalous zone, the site of the rock mass Bukantau in Central Kyzylkum (Uzbekistan), where at the end of 1980, there are a variety of anomalous phenomena. Expeditions Tashkent "UFOTSENTRA" has repeatedly sent to the area to look for possible UFO crashed in Kyzylkum. In addition, numerous ancient rock paintings have been found in the valley of people in strange clothes, some of which can be interpreted as the image of "ancient astronauts". This gorge considered the largest rock art gallery in the world.
The first images appeared here during the Neolithic, the latest date from the Middle Ages. Rock Gallery covers an area of almost two kilometers and includes four thousand rock drawings - petroglyphs (from the Greek petros -. Glyphe and stone - carving, cutting), each of which is absolutely unique. Itself is currently cave art is not so rare, but such a large number of drawings executed in sequence at different times and eras does not exist anywhere in the world. Numerous petroglyphs diverse plot and technique. For example, some made in fat triturated ocher, are stamped on the other surface of the brittle shale likely already using metal tools. The oldest drawings date from the ninth century BC, are the most primitive and depict the ancient hunters surrounded by potential prey or defend themselves against predators. Later, with the development of civilization, the plot number becomes much more interesting. There are pictures of ritual and domestic scenes depicted domestic animals: cows, horses, camels, sheep, dogs. In total, experts have counted about 4,000 surviving images that have been carved on the vertical and horizontal planes of mountain stones. In 2003, the tract Sarmyshsay was organized in "Natural and archaeological complex, Museum-Reserve Sarmyshsay", which is under protection of UNESCO, the World Organization.