It is said that Uzbek towns reflect their conquerors. Historically this region was swept up under the influence of the Arabs and Ghengis Khan so delicate, Islamic architecture adorns many of the buildings. From the spacious, clean capital Tashkent to the most romantic city on the Silk Route, Khiva to the exquisite, architecturally rich cities of Bokhara and Samarkand. Marvel at the intricate ornamentation, mosaics, blue-tile domes and facades. Uzbekistan is also a land of magnificent mountains, vast open steppe and fertile oases. Discover its natural beauty at Aydarkul Lake, stay in traditional yurts in Yangikasgan and even try camel riding.
Travel the Golden Road to Samarkand, or link Uzbekistan with Turkmenistan and explore the Wonders of the Silk Road. You can also combine Uzbekistan with China and Kyrgyzstan on a longer Silk Road Adventure, travel from Tashkent to Tehran, or opt for the Central Asia Overland.