Classic excursion tour around the cities of the Silk Road
Our sightseeing tour of the cities of the Republic of Uzbekistan begins from the city of Tashkent – the capital of the country. This modern metropolis with a population of more than 2,500,000 people has a 25-centuries history. From the north – east of the Republic, the route is moving to the south – west to the city of Urgench (with the help of an airplane) . From where it will go to the city of Khiva – “Museum in the open air”. Within the walls of Ichan-Kala (“inner city”) almost all architectural objects of the show are made, which make up the historically developed image of the city (XVII-XIX centuries).
The next stop will be the city of Bukhara, which is 2500 years old. The central part of the “old” city is an integral architectural ensemble. In Bukhara and its environs there are more than 500 architectural monuments of different times and epochs. Wander through its narrow streets on its own and you get the impression that the “time machine” has moved you to the medieval East. Further along the line of the route is the Samarkand city- one of the oldest cities in the world (2750 years) – “Pearl of the East”, as it is called by chroniclers and poets of antiquity. Nowadays it is the second largest city and by the number of universities in the country with a population of more than 500 000 people.
Shakhrisabz – “Green City”
Having visited Samarkand, where the great Tamerlane is buried, it is simply necessary to visit the city in which he was born – Shakhrisabz that is situated in the South of the Republic). Here saved the remains of the magnificent summer palace of Ak-Saray and a numbers of later medieval constructions are preserved. Returning to Samarkand is justified, one day of arriving to the city is not enough. From the capital of the empire of Tamerlane, the path lies to the capital of modern Uzbekistan – Tashkent.