Tourists to Enjoy Samarkand Guidebook in Korean Language
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented tourists a gift. The first guidebook in the Korean language “Samarkand” was published in Seoul, the Pravda Vostoka newspaper reported.

The guidebook offers tourists fascinating trips to past and today of the ancient city, stories on cultural and historical monuments, data on museums and other places of worth of the hospitable Samarkand soil. Besides, the two chapters are dedicated to national cuisine and national traditions.

The authors of the guidebook are the experts of the two friendly countries – the teacher of the Korean language Kim Jiyong from Seoul and the graduate of the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages Vitaliy Ionesov. The head of Department of History and Ethnography at the Samarkand State Museum-Reserve Fazliddin Fakhriddinov and Professor at the Korean University of Foreign Languages Kim Jong-vee acted as scientific consultants of the project.

The guidebook is not limited to just telling about Samarkand. There is also a brief review of main sightseeing places of Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez and the cities of Ferghana Valley. There is also the Korean–Uzbek dictionary with the most often used words and phrases to help tourists.

Samarkand guidebook was issued under the aegis of KOICA and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages. It may be useful as a textbook at higher educational institutions of the country where the Korean language is taught.

Lola Bekmuratova for the Information Agency “Jahon” in English