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Venture into the beating heart of the Silk Road

An old public square in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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As the Silk Road was the world’s center of cultural exchange, Uzbekistan was its beating heart. The very central part of Eurasia, all roads lead to ancient Uzbekistan. Lucky for visitors, many of these thriving trading centers have been carefully preserved.

A trip through Uzbekistan is a look through an ancient cultural kaleidoscope that provides an ancient bridge to modern life: gastronomy, astronomy, algebra, architecture, and more. Marvel at the world’s history and ponder how many of your life influences were fused in the presence of these UNESCO World Heritage sites.

With some of the most iconic destinations and iconology of the region, this land and its prominent sites have been a breath of fresh air for weary travelers for centuries. You’ll find the magic in the air is just as palpable today as it was then.

We promise, you will not be disappointed at the wonder that exists around every corner. It’s time to explore.

All Uzbekistan Sites