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Travel video of the week: Uzbekistan

This week we're taking a trip down the Silk Road

Published 9 Apr 2019, 00:01 BST, Updated 14 Jul 2021, 12:40 BST
Uzbekistan 2017

Uzbekistan 2017

Photograph by Pete R

Few countries encapsulate the wonders of the Silk Road like Uzbekistan. This videographer takes us through the fabled country from the painted domes to the stretching deserts. 

"Two millennia ago, Uzbekistan was once the cradle of culture and trade right at the centre of the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays, it is well-known for ancient cities and well-preserved Islamic architecture scattered throughout the country, hence why I decided to travel there. I spent around a week and a half travelling from Tashkent to Samarkand to Bukhara and then ended my trip in Khiva.

"Walking through these cities felt like I was walking back in time. These cities are basically open-air museums. There is no better country to learn about the Silk Road than Uzbekistan."

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