Places to Visit in Uzbekistan
The countries and cities along the Silk Road became wealthy and the beautiful architecture here is ornate and vast, none more so than the Ko’kaldosh Madrasasi which is in Tashkent, the country’s beating heart. Another must visit in this city is the Chorsu Bazaar is in a vast domed building where an eclectic mix of beautifully colored every day goods are sold.
Uzbekistan was a former Soviet republic so as you explore Tashkent and the other cities in the country you will see a Soviet style influence weaved in. Bukhara, another important city on the Silk Road is in the southwest of the country and over 2000 years old, and currently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is of vital significance being named one of the worlds holiest cities and is worth a visit when you are in Uzbekistan. It is not only a historian dream but also beautifully preserved so fantastic if you are an avid photographer. Samarkand is home to some of the most impressive Islamic architecture throughout central Asia. The ornate mosaics set into the mosques and the sparkling minarets are stunning and when the sun catches the stones the kaleidoscope of colors really bring the place alive. In the far west of the country you will come upon Khiva, with its mud walls and azure colors it really does feel like you are back in the 6th century and definitely one of the cities to visit during your time in Uzbekistan.