One of the most famous guides of Samarkand and at the same time all
of Uzbekistan is Ilkhom Ibragimov. Expert of Samarkand, in details studying the history
and traditions his glorious ancestors with pleasure tells intricate events of the past
delicately connecting it with the present of the old town. Interesting story teller and
interlocutor Ilkhom embodied all the features of the real inhabitant of Samarkand,
honestly proud with the past of the city and his roots of the real philosopher of the East.
Speaking in Russian, English, Tajik and Uzbek languages he totally corresponds to the portrait of the inhabitant of ancient Samarkand, he also knows a lot of secrets of Samarkand and he is an expert of Samarkand cuisine. He never opens the secret of his cooking, how does he cook such a tasty meal. If you will get luck and you visit Samarkand, try simple and at the same time exquisite meal in the family of Ilkhom.
Today Ilkhom cooperates with local and foreign travel companies, providing the guide service in Samarkand, city tours in the city and meeting guests in the railway station and airport. In his small and cosy house Ilkhom makes Uzbek cuisine cooking master-classes.