Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer. posted by www.futons-direct.co.uk

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer. posted by www.futons-direct.co.uk

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan: The lake was created as the result of an enormous limestone landslide, triggered by the 1911 Kebin earthquake @darleytravel

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan: The lake was created as the result of an enormous limestone landslide, triggered by the 1911 Kebin earthquake @darleytravel

TURKMENISTAN - Ancient Merv - The oldest and best preserved of the oasis cities along the Silk Route in Central Asia. Dates to 600 BCE - 1400 CE.

TURKMENISTAN - Ancient Merv - The oldest and best preserved of the oasis cities along the Silk Route in Central Asia. Dates to 600 BCE - 1400 CE.

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

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

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.  http://caravanistan.com/places/magic-of-bukhara/

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. http://caravanistan.com/places/magic-of-bukhara/

Tajikistan is a culturally rich, landlocked country in Central Asia.  Plan your trip to Tajikistan with these useful travel guide!

Travel to Tajikistan

Tajikistan is a culturally rich, landlocked country in Central Asia. Plan your trip to Tajikistan with these useful travel guide!

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