This is a collection of pictures from Uzbekistan, the result of a trip in 2014 around the country to ancient cities on the Silk Road.
If you look up my articles from Uzbekistan, you will also find videos, world heritage sites, and regular travelogues. Before you do, start with these pictures from Uzbekistan.
Images from Tashkent, Samarkand, Buhkara, Khiva, Fergana and more places in between. I was on a trip to the old cities on the Silk Road and I found them.
Afterwards, find all photo galleries on Sandalsand.
Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:
Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south, Turkmenistan to the south-west. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent. Uzbekistan is part of the Turkic languages world, as well as a member of the Organisation of Turkic States. Uzbek language is the majority-spoken language in Uzbekistan. Islam is the predominant religion in Uzbekistan, most Uzbeks being Sunni Muslims.
Uzbekistan is a secular state, with a presidential constitutional government in place. Uzbekistan comprises 12 regions (vilayats), Tashkent City and also one autonomous republic, Karakalpakstan. While non-governmental human rights organisations have defined Uzbekistan as “an authoritarian state with limited civil rights”, significant reforms under Uzbekistan’s second president’s administration have been made following the death of the first president Islam Karimov. Owing to these reforms, relations with the neighbouring countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan have drastically improved. A United Nations report of 2020 found much progress toward achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals.
The Uzbek economy is in a gradual transition to the market economy, with foreign trade policy being based on import substitution. Uzbekistan is a major producer and exporter of cotton. With the gigantic power-generation facilities from the Soviet era and also an ample supply of natural gas, Uzbekistan has become the largest electricity producer in Central Asia.