Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan
Uncover the unique culture and history of Uzbekistan, the ‘Jewel of Central Asia’, from the golden city of Samarkand to the towering minarets of Khiva and ancient Bukhara.
Uzbekistan was the crossroads of the Silk Road, the ancient trade route that connected China with the Mediterranean. For over two millennia it has absorbed the diverse influences brought by passing merchants and travellers into a unique melting pot of cultural practices.
In the capital Tashkent, discover the modern energy of Uzbekistan. Explore the archaeological legacy of the conquering general Timur (Tamerlane) in the romantic cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, which are still crowned with dazzling turquoise-tiled mosques. Visit Nukus and Timur’s birthplace, Shakhrisabz, and meet village artisans upholding ancient traditions of distinctive, hand-made crafts along the way.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.