Classic excursion tour around the cities of the Silk Road
Our excursion tour in the cities of the Republic of Uzbekistan begins with the city of Tashkent – the capital of the region. This modern metropolis with a population of more than 2,500,000 people has a 25-century history. From the north-east of the republic, the route (with the help of an airplane) moves south-west to the city of Urgench. Where will proceed to the city of Khiva – “Open-air museum.” Within the walls of Ichan-Kala (the “inner city”), almost all the architectural objects of the show are enclosed, which constitute the historical 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 a complete architectural ensemble. In Bukhara and its surroundings are located more than 500 architectural monuments of different times and eras. You should wander along its narrow streets on your own and you have the impression that the “time machine” has moved you to the medieval East. Further along the route line follows the city of Samarkand – one of the oldest cities in the world (2,750 years old) – “Pearl of the East”, as the chroniclers and poets of antiquity called it. Nowadays, it is the second largest city in the republic in terms of the number of universities, with a population of more than 500,000.
Shakhrisabz – “Green City”
Having been in Samarkand, where the great Tamerlane was buried, it is simply necessary to visit the city in which he was born – Shakhrisabz (in the south of the republic). Here are the remains of the once magnificent summer palace Ak-Saray and a number of later medieval structures. Return to Samarkand is justified; one day of stay in it is not enough. From the capital of the empire of Tamerlane, the path lies in the capital of modern Uzbekistan – Tashkent.