Uzbekistan is seen as top emerging tourist destination and with thousands of years of history this country is waiting to be discovered. Tashkent is overlooked all too frequently. In the clamour to reach the UNESCO treasures of Samarkand and Bukhara, most visitors skip the electric sights of Central Asia’s largest city. Tashkent boast more than 2,500 years of history. On this Silk Road crossroads, you’ll not only find superb museums and striking architecture, but also vast markets and green parks. Read more about Take a City Break in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Go back into history along Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Cities Kiva, Bokhara and Samonkand. Once part of the USSR Uzbekistan now stand as an independent country in the middle of central Asia. Around it are Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afganistan and Turkmenistan. The capital Taskent’s still bear resemblance of its former association with Russia, through its architecture and the mix of people that you come across. There are the pale face Russians, who stayed after Uzbekistan gain its independence and the oval-faced, almond eyed individuals in brightly-coloured striped robes.
Before the Russian Uzbekistan played a significant role in the Silk and spice trade, that gave it wealth and defined the region. A visit to the region especially Samarkand, Khiva, Bokhara and Taskent and you will find remnants of its rich history in trade, architecture and past rulers – Alexander the Great, Genghis Kan and Tamburlaine).
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