HIGHLIGHTS OF UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan located the Great Silk Road, the ancient
trading route between China and the West. The country is the proud owner of
some of the finest architectural jewels among the Silk Road countries, featuring
intricate Islamic tile work, turquoise domes, minarets and preserved relics
from the time when Central Asia was a centre of great empires and learning.
Good examples of this architecture can be found
in the ancient walled city of Khiva in Urgench, the winding narrow streets of
the old town of Bukhara and Samarkand. The Ferghana Valley, surrounded by the
Tian Shan and Pamir mountains, still produces silk and is well worth visiting
for its friendly bazaars and landscape of cotton fields, mulberry trees and
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