The Silk Road tourist center situated along the rowing channel in Samarkand district is expected to open its gate in 2022. A congress-hall, eight hotels, Eternal City complex, recreation area and other facilities will attract tourists from all over the world.

The facility estimated at $353 million is being built in Uzbekistan on the coast of the rowing channel taking up 212 ha of land. It comprises a two-storey congress center, hotels and a recreation area with restaurants, shopping malls, an amphitheater, as well as a volcano, artificial rivers, lakes and ponds.