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Uzbekistan

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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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Best Things to Do

From skiing and wine-tasting to exploring the historic cities of the Silk Road, you’ll never be short of things to do in Uzbekistan.

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Things to Know

Uzbekistan is now much easier to visit than in the past. We've got all the planning tips you need to make your first visit all you dreamed it would be.

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Transportation

Travel the Silk Road through Uzbekistan by train, car or taxi with these essential transport tips.

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Visa Requirements

It’s never been easier to travel to Uzbekistan – read on to see if you need a visa to and how to go about getting one.

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Money and Costs

Experience everything the Silk Road has to offer in Uzbekistan, one of Asia’s most affordable destinations.

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Best Road Trips

Uzbekistan has been the setting for some of Asia’s most important road trips. Follow the network of Silk Roads with these driving routes.

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Spending Diaries

A bucket-list trip to Central Asia for €2400 – and worth every cent.

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Traveling with Kids

Experience the Silk Road as a family with this guide to exploring Uzbekistan with kids.

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