Uzbekistan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 32%, Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country that is unique in the sense that it is totally surrounded on all sides by other landlocked countries. So, if you're looking for a beach holiday - keep looking. However, that doesn't mean that this amazingly diverse country doesn't have more than its fair share of worthwhile travel destinations. Sitting comfortably at the top of this list is the UNESCO-listed city of Bukhara, which hosts such sites as Po-i-Kalan. This complex contains the infamous Tower of Death, where prisoners were executed for centuries by being thrown to their deaths far below. There is the Ark of Bukhara, a massive fortress which acted as the city's primary fortification up until the time of the Russian conquest in 1920. The rich fabric of Uzbekistan history continues with the equally impressive city of Samarkand, where you can explore the ancient Registan – commonly known as the "Jewel in the Central Asian Crown" - a collection of three ancient mosques that are now places of religious study. There are the Shahr-i-Zindar Monuments that houses the tomb of the great conqueror Timur and is decorated with the finest majolica tile work anywhere. Afrasaib, the site of an ancient settlement that existed over two thousand years ago. The capital of Tashknet has the Tashkent TV Tower, Mustakilik Square, and Chorsu and Tizzykafka Bazaars. Coined by UNESCO as the "Crossroads of Culture", a visit to Uzbekistan will put you in direct touch with a country with deep cultural roots and impressive monuments to a bygone era. In some respects, the whole country is an open air museum.
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Walk around in a circle in the courtyard of the Registan to admire the intricate architecture of the three madrassahs that have been constructed in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand. Constructed over a period of two hund....
|Coordinates:||41 00 N, 64 00 E|
|Main Language:||Uzbek, Russian|
|Currency:||Uzbekistan Som (UZS)|
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