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    Sher-dor Madrasah in the Registan - Samarkand, Uzbekistan (1619–1636)

    Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa The social network for travellers: www.timeblend.com

    Capturing the light, Uzbekistan Wall I love the colours in this photograph: how the blue contrasts boldly with the orange. The way the dying light has different tones over the textures of the wall is really special.

    The three great Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are architecturally outstanding, incredibly atmospheric and great value for money. Majestic mosques and medressas, and huge, ornately tiled minarets seem to reach for the bright blue sky from every other winding alley way. Apart from the members of up-market ‘cultural’ tours from France and Germany, hardly anybody seems to visit them. This situation has hardly been helped by the notoriously corrupt Karimov regime, which insists ...

    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.

    Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley is rightly famous for its ikat fabrics – which require infinite skill and patience of its practitioners. Tying The Clouds. Hand Eye Magazine

    "Shir Dor Fluted Dome" on the Shir Dor Madresseh in Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Photography by Sean Paul Kelley (via flickr)

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

    Glory Tour Plus agency welcomes you to ask any questions of how to travel to Uzbekistan => mailto:glorytourp... Uzbekistan, Khiva, Juma Mosque

    Ata Darvaza, Khiva, Uzbekistan. The city of Khiva was surrounded by two walls - Ichan-Kala and Dishan-Kala. There are four gates in Ichan-Kala. Ata-Darvaza is one of them.

    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

    thearabesque: Char Minar (Chor Minor), Bukhara (Buxoro, Бухоро, بُخارا), Uzbekistan (O‘zbekiston, Ўзбекистон) (by Loïc BROHARD)

    uzbek Suzani detail, silk embroidered panel, traditional textiles, Tashkent region, Uzbekistan.. circa 1880.