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Tashkent is a capital of Uzbekistan
Tashkent city, mini pic

The scientists consider Tashkent to be 25 centuries old - from the first settlements till the modern megalopolis with the towering buildings, crowded avenues and heavy traffic. On approaching the city at night one can see the glow of lights that cover half the sky.

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Sher Dor Madrassah, mini pic

In different centuries Uzbekistan's ancient cities played the main role on the Great Silk Road - this ancient transcontinental road. But the title "the Heart of Great Silk Road" is indeed obtained by Samarkand. The city is included into "The World Heritage" list of UNESCO - so great the significance of material and spiritual values concentrated here.

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
View on Kalon minaret, Bukhara

All those people who happened to visit Bukhara, most likely paid attention to the strange "shaggy hats" on the top of minarets. These are storks` nests. And the white bird of hope can serve as a city's symbol, symbol of its firmness and stability. More than once throughout its history this rich city suffered the invasions of various enemies.

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Khiva, Uzbekistan
Khiva, Kalta Minor

Khiva - city-museum, like Pompeya and Gerkulanum, but unlike those places it is alive city. As many Eastern cities, Khiva was born "on the water" - in the lower reaches of the Amudarya river and grew up on the irrigated lands of Khorezm oasis.

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Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan
Shakrisabz, Shamsiddin Kulol Mausoleum

Shakhrisabz - hometown of Temur where everything somehow or other connected with his name. Here the lord was born and grew up, here his father Amir Taragai and spiritual advisor Shamseddin Kulyol as well as his eldest sons Jakhongir and Omar Sheikh were buried.

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Termez, Uzbekistan
Ancient Termez, Fayaz tepa

Old Termez was formed on the right side of the Djaikhun - Amu-Darya in a place convenient to cross the river, at the intersection of Great Silk Road routes, five kilometres to the northwest from the city of Termez. Over centuries it was developing as one of the leading city of Bactria and then Kushan Empire.

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Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan
Khudayar khan palace, Fergana valley

For its fecundity and picturesque scenery Fergana valley is rightly called a pearl of Central Asia. For the most part the valley is surrounded by the Tyan Shan, Hissar and Alay mountains, and only in the west it is open for the Syr Darya River.

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Nukus. Karakalpakistan
Mazlumkhan sulu mausoleum

Karakalpakistan, being a part of Uzbekistan, is an autonomous republic. Its territory for the most part encompasses Usturt plateau, Kyzylkum Desert and the Aral Sea and it has a rich history and culture manifested by many interesting monuments.

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Tashkent Region. Chimghan – Charvak – Beldersay
Tashkent region - Charvak

Nature of Uzbekistan presents an amazing variety of landscapes. The Aral Sea borders on the sands of the Kizilkum Desert; the Pamir mountain range - "The Roof of the World" protects the subtropics of Surkhandarya oasis from northern winds; fertile Fergana Valley is surrounded by the foothills of the Tian-Shan Mountains - "Sky Mountains".

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