Exploring Uzbekistan by bullet train; Peter Ford; Independent

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The 7.28am train to Bukhara, via Samarkand, pulls out of the Uzbek capital Tashkent on time. The Spanish-built Talgo bullet train will reach over 137mph as it speeds across the largely flat expanse…

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UNESCO heritage site in Uzbekistan to see more Chinese tourism and cooperation; Xu Liuliu; Global Times

You can never truly understand how beautiful and glorious Khiva is until you find yourself standing inside the ancient city itself. No words can match its beauty and the ancient wisdom on display in the buildings and planning of this city in central Asia’s Uzbekistan. With a seven-day visa-free policy for Chinese travelers coming in 2020, this UNESCO World Heritage site along the ancient Silk Road is expecting to see an increase in both tourists from China and archeology cooperation with the country.

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Uzbekistan Turns To Foreign Social-Media Stars To Boost Tourism; Todd Prince; RFERL

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A Unique story of Samarkand; Soma Chakravertty; National Herald India

Registan means a sandy place, a desert in Persian language. But Registan of Samarkand is a different story. In the ancient city of Samarkand, ruled by the Timurid dynasty it was the heart of the city.

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Bustling Bazaars, Ancient Cities, and the Silk Road: 10 Ways to Explore Uzbekistan; Michaela Trimble; Men’s Journal

From the country’s incredible monuments to its bustling bazaars and Silk Road, here are your not-to-miss experiences in Uzbekistan.

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From 0 to 4,665 Meters: Traveling Across the Silk Road and Pamir Highway; Bjoern Eldracher; Expedition Portal

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Bjoern left Germany some weeks ago, travelled through Eastern Europe to Russia, visited historical places, enjoyed the overwhelming hospitality of the Russians, and followed the vast open landscapes of Kazakhstan round the northern shore of the Caspian Sea.

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Enchanting Uzbekistan; Travel Biz Monitor

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10 places to visit in a lifetime; Travel On The Dollar

Of all the many spectacular places to experience on this planet, here’s our list of ten places to visit in a lifetime.

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Booking.Com Unlocks Top 10 Emerging Destinations Prediction For 2019; e Global Travel Media

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announces ten of the top emerging travel destinations for 2019.[1] From Colombia’s secret…

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The World Heritage Centre Dispatches High-Level Reactive Monitoring Mission to Shakhrisyabz (Uzbekistan); Unesco

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It’s simpler to visit Uzbekistan with a new visa-free scheme; Megan Eaves; Lonely Planet

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The 52 hottest things in travel for 2019; Julietta Jameson; Traveller

The world is full of new wonders for travellers. Here’s 50-plus of the best in 2019.

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The It destinations of 2019: off the beaten path but in the swing of things; Shy Perez Sala; ABS-CBN

From Samarkand in Uzbekistan to The Faroe Islands in Denmark—our travel specialist makes a fearless forecast for 2019: the It destinations include places you would have never considered visiting five years ago but are ripe to be marveled at this coming year.

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These crowded Asian destinations are over. Here’s where to go instead; Matthew Meltzer; Matador Network

All the culture, none of the crowds.

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Khiva: A UNESCO World Heritage Site; IslamiCity

Khiva (Uzbek: Xiva, Хива; Russian: Хива) is a town in the western province of Khorezm in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Along with Samarkand and Bukhara, Khiva is an important and often overlooked historical site on what was once the Great Silk Road.  It’s difficult to imagine what exactly ancient Khiva was like, considering the historical…

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Visit Some of the Most Ancient Cities in the World; The Street

Here are some of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities that you can still visit today.

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Singaporeans look farther afield for holidays and spending; Pamela Chow; TTG Asia

Outbound travellers from Singapore are coming to tour planners with higher budgets and interest in farther-flung destinations, revealed travel agencies at the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) Holidays 2018 fair last weekend.

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Shakhrisabz – crossroads of cultures; India Bloom News

Shakhrisabz is one of the ancient cities in the Great Silk Road. Today the city has a lot of architectural sights; historical center of the city is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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The Perfect Itinerary for Uzbekistan – Tracing the Ancient Silk Road; Bino; I Wander

Mention the word Uzbekistan and thoughts of the ancient silk road immediately comes up. Cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand have been etched into many a wanderluster’s minds as being synonymous to adventure and the exotic. These days, Uzbekistan is a frequently touristed destination, though nowhere near popular places such as Thailand or even India. This…Read More »

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A conqueror, hero and art patron; Sujoy Dhar; The Statesman

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As the UN agency on World Tourism focuses on the old Silk Road to promote transnational tourism, here’s a closer look at Amir Timur, or Taimur, hailed as a national hero of the former Soviet-ruled nation celebrating his legacy of stunning Islamic architecture.

One of India’s most friendly Central Asian nations, Uzbekistan, hails Timur as their national hero as it emerges out of the Soviet penumbra since gaining Independence in 1991. The trail of Timur in Uzbekistan is also the trail of the ancient Silk Road, which the 8th UNWTO (UN agency for World Tourism) in Berlin in March 2018 chose as the most important transnational tourism route of the 21st century.

But if you are visiting Uzbekistan on the trail of Timur- with Genghis Khan, India’s first Mughal emperor Babur and great Timurid astronomer king Ulugbek thrown in for good measure – your initiation perhaps begins with a museum to the Timurids in the sprawling capital city of Tashkent.

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