Last updated: 24 December 2017
Uzbekistan, in Central Asia, is full of ancient ruins and relics left over from the days when it was an important part of the Silk Road that ran between China and the Mediterranean.

Visit the sixth century walled city of Khiva. It was once a centre of commerce, selling anything from camels to concubines. Today it is a living museum boasting magnificent mosques, religious schools and tombs that have all been restored to their former splendour, the walls and ceilings elaborately decorated with colorful mosaics.


Bukhara, was a well-known stop on the Silk Road, and boasts a fifth century fort and citadel with museums filled with artworks, carpets and carvings, and in Samarkand find the remains of a fort built in the seventh century BC. The city also houses ornate mosques and religious schools dating back as far as the fifteenth century.

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