"Heart of the Silk Road" Uzbekistan by bartman_9

Uzbekistan Travel Guide: 1,836 reviews and 6,379 photos

Uzbekistan lies literally in the middle of nowhere: cut off from Russia by the endless steppes of Kazakhstan, seperated from China by the Tian Shan mountain Range, isolated from India by troubled Afghanistan. Long ago however, this was the throbbing heart of the fabled Silk Road and the splendour of cities such as Samarkand and Bukhara was the envy of the world. Today Uzbekistan is recovering from the economic and ecological damage inflicted by seventy years of communism. To the traveller it offers a unique experience far removed from mass-tourism, very hospitable people and some of the finest Islamic architecture in the world.

  • Last visit to Uzbekistan: Sep 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (3)

Travelogues (1)

Comments (1)

  • Jun 15, 2003 at 5:29 AM

    Nukus unattractive??? well...maybe your right! Hope you continue with this page!


“Tomorow do thy worst, for I have lived today!”

Online Now


Top 10,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 6 0 6 2

Badges & Stats in Uzbekistan

  • 4 Reviews
  • 13 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 1,026PageViews
  • 1 Cities

Have you been to Uzbekistan?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Uzbekistan


No friends yet.