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Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa

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Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer.

illusionwanderer: Being in the Right Place at the Right Time Moon Balancing on Minaret Khiva Uzbekistan by eriagn on Flickr.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Folk dancers in national costume perform during the festivities Photograph: Anvar Ilyasov/AP

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa by MY2200, via Flickr

Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The splendid Mir-i-arab Madrassah viewed at sunset from Kalon Minaret - Bukhara - Uzbekistan. by Michele Falzone

Salad Bags, Farghona, Uzbekistan. Photo: liamroberts7, via Flickr

Mausoleum - Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Khiva battlements, Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan by Marco Di Leo, via Flickr

Uzbekistan. "...the Shah-i-Zinda remains Samarkand's most moving sight. The name, which means 'Tomb of the Living King', refers to its original, innermost and holiest shrine - a complex of cool, quiet rooms around what is probably the grave of Qusam ibn-Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed.... A shrine to Qusam existed here on the edge of Afrosiab long before the Mongols ransacked it in the 13th century. Shah-i-Zinda began to assume its current form in the 14th century...

Colours of the silk road, S hah-i-Zinda Necropolis , Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Uzbek girl in traditional Uzbek clothing. Uzbekistan is the only doubly landlocked country in Central Asia, and one of only two worldwide. Afghanistan borders it on the south. Before 1991 it was part of the Soviet Union.

Beautiful Islamic architecture -Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Kalyan minaret, Po-i-Kalan complex, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was also known as "Tower of Death", as for centuries criminals were executed by being tossed off the top.

market, Urgut, Uzbekistan. Photo: soyignatius, via Flickr

Mir-i Arab Madrasah, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, built in the 1500s, is part of the architectural complex at the foot of the great Kalyan minaret. by FO Travel

Uzbekistan, Khiva | Kalta Minor Minaret