A key link on the ancient Silk Route connecting China with Western Europe, Uzbekistan has a long and fascinating history. The towns of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva have some of the most spectacular architecture in the world, reflecting the different influences that have held sway in the region over the years, from Genghis Khan to Huns, Turks and Arabs.
This image shows traditionally-dressed locals walking the Kok-Gumbaz mosque, one of a number of spectacularly-colourful Islamic buildings in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, a UNESCO World heritage site and the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia. Read more about Uzbekistan holidays.
Thanks for sharing Michael. Uzbekistan is another area less travelled by the average tourist.
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