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Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter)
This is the Uzbekistan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Central Asia guidebook.
The region’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities, all deeply infused with the bloody, fascinating history of the Silk Road. In terms of sights alone, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.
- visit the breathtaking Registan in Samarkand which leads to a formidable cast of larger-than-life Timurid architectural gems
- explore the exquisitely preserved holy city of Bukhara boasting stunning 15th-century medressas, awesome B&Bs and a fascinating history
- travel to the last independent Central Asian khanate, Khiva, frozen in time behind mud walls in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: When to Go, Tashkent, Fergana Valley, Kokand, Fergana, Andijon, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Termiz, Nurata, Bukhara, Urgench, Khiva, Karakalpakstan, Nukus, Moynaq, Understand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Today, History, People, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink & Survival Guide.