Uzbekistan is known for its silk production and grand palaces. This fascinating country is an experience not-to-be-missed for every culture buff.

Mosaic mosques with royal blue and gold touches

Impressive bright blue tiled mosques touched up with details in goldleaf ratiate cultural wealth. Uzbekistan's most remarkable monuments can be found in Samarkand. The mosaic tiled palaces here are simply phenomenal. Make sure you visit the Kalon Minaret in Bukhara. This imposing building was built in 1127 to call on Muslims to pray.

Tashkent is the perfect location for a more modern city break. You are sure to notice that the fabric used in the traditional costumes of the local population is predominently silk. No wonder, Uzbekistan is an important producer of handmade silk.


Large mountain ranges and desert plains are what characterize Uzbekistan. This Central Asian country is not exactly the most popular travel destination for more, though it has enormous potential.



Present Uzbekistan is the cradle of a mindboggling arsenal of architecture and ancient cities. The most fascinating places include the colourful Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva with their madrasas, mosques and mausoleums located on the Golden Route; a route which is even today an integral part of the 5000 mile long, legendary silk road between China and Rome. A visit to Uzbekistan is a true exploration and especially a journey back in time. Yellow-coloured sand dunes, tombs of nobility and kings, mosques and minarets, buzzing traditional markets with aromas of herbs and spices, a very hospitable population; they all become part of your travel story through Uzbekistan.

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