The region’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is the proud home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities, all deeply infused with the bloody, fascinating history of the Silk Road. In terms of sights alone, Uzbekistan is Central Asia's biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.
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See Uzbekistan’s architectural gems captured in stunning detail
Jun 18, 2020 • 2 Min read
A new photography project on the Silk Road has captured the stunning, detailed architectural gems of Uzbekistan.
Could Uzbekistan become Central Asia’s first Shangri-La for skiers and snowboarders?
Mar 6, 2020 • 4 Min read
A new resort could be the first step in an ambitious plan to make Uzbekistan the next big name in the world of skiing.
The best cities, countries and regions to visit in 2020, according to Lonely Planet
Oct 21, 2019 • 3 Min read
With the new year just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your 2020 adventures.
A must-visit list of incredible Silk Road sights in Uzbekistan
Apr 8, 2019 • 5 Min read
Desert citadels, crumbling mud fortresses, mosaic-adorned medressas and busy market bazaars. For many centuries, the Silk Road was the world’s…
Uzbekistan underground: inside Tashkent's ornate Soviet metro
Feb 4, 2019 • 3 Min read
On a busy weekday morning, trains arrive and depart and passengers stream through Alisher Navoi to the interchange between the central Uzbekistan and…
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Uzbekistan's Stihia Festival: riding sound waves in the vanished Aral Sea
Sep 18, 2018 • 4 Min read
It was probably the biggest thing to have happened in Moynaq since the waters of the Aral Sea started to recede in the 1960s. Hundreds of curious locals…
Why now is the time to visit Uzbekistan
May 31, 2018 • 5 Min read
Uzbekistan's gems have long been known to adventurous explorers. The Silk Road cities of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva hold some of the world's most…
Easy Uzbekistan: the Silk Road by high-speed train
Nov 6, 2017 • 6 Min read
Uzbekistan: the name conjures images of far-away mosques and blue-tiled domes, camels and caravanserai, mosaics and medressas. It’s true that Uzbekistan…
A photographer has spent 15 years documenting these amazing Soviet-era bus stops
Apr 4, 2017 • 2 Min read
Photographer Christopher Herwig first discovered the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St…
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