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Considering traveling to beautiful Uzbekistan in Central Asia? From stunning Islamic architecture to colorful silk bazaars to smiling Central Asian people, Uzbekistan is sure to be a delight for any kind of traveler. Read on for a comprehensive two-week Uzbekistan travel itinerary, complete with photos, travel times, tips on where to stay, and what to see.

Photo itinerary: two weeks in Uzbekistan

Considering traveling to beautiful Uzbekistan in Central Asia? From stunning Islamic architecture to colorful silk bazaars to smiling Central Asian people, Uzbekistan is sure to be a delight for any kind of traveler. Read on for a comprehensive two-week U

TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD - Three months ago, I took a 2.5 month trip through the Silk Road, a ancient network of trade routes, starting from China, I went through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and finally Turkmenistan and it was honestly the most unforgettable trip I have ever had traveling. The rawness of the hospitality and kindness was beyond any words that I can describe. By Sophia Kim for http://WeAreTravelGirls.com

CONQUERING STIGMAS: TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD

As a women travelling solo through the Silk Road carries some stigmas. In this post we share the positive experiences of a 2 month trip here.

Considering travel to Uzbekistan? Here's a budget report that shows exactly how much it costs to go backpacking in Uzbekistan. Includes a city-by-city breakdown, average costs of common items, and financial travel tips for Uzbekistan. A must-have before you visit Uzbekistan!

How much it costs to go backpacking in Uzbekistan

Considering travel to Uzbekistan? Here's a budget report that shows exactly how much it costs to go backpacking in Uzbekistan. Includes a city-by-city breakdown, average costs of common items, and financial travel tips for Uzbekistan.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. by arushi_bowman

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mh., At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. The colors are what catch my eye. The Shrine of Hazrat Ali aka Blue Mosque in Mazār-e Sharīf, Afghanistan

This ensemble of majestic, tilting medressas – a near-overload of majolica, azure mosaics and vast, well-proportioned spaces – is the centrepiece of the city, and arguably the most awesome single sight in Central Asia... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uzbekistan/central-uzbekistan/samarkand/sights/squares-plazas/the-registan#ixzz3KHq67MNQ

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa (Islamic legal college--usually linked with great mausoleums and mosques).

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki. UZBEKISTAN

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas.

Carpet market at the old city walls, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia. Monuments of particular interest include the famous tomb of Ismail Samani, a masterpiece of 10th-century Muslim architecture, and a large number of 17th-century madrasas. (V)

Carpet market, old city walls, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Central Asia:

Kalyan minaret, Po-i-Kalan complex, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was also known as "Tower of Death", as for centuries criminals were executed by being tossed off the top.

Kalyan minaret, Po-i-Kalan complex, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was also known as "Tower of Death", as for centuries criminals were executed by being tossed off the top. It is an amazing place to see in person.

How to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

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