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Introducing Nukus (No’kis)

The isolated, Soviet creation of Nukus is definitely one of Uzbekistan's least appealing cities and gets few visitors relative to its attractive Silk Road cousins. However, as the gateway to the fast-disappearing Aral Sea and home to the remarkable Savitsky Museum – one of the best collections of Soviet art in the world – there is actually a reason to come here, other than taking in the general sense of hopelessness and desolation.