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Uzbekistan - religious buildings, civic architecture, architectural ensembles, and the desert!

Posted Sep. 6, 2013
Uzbekistan is slowly coming out of the stone age, although it is still troublesome and expensive for most nationalities to obtain a tourist visa. First, you need to get some silly (and expensive) invitation letter from a government approved travel agency and only then you can apply for the (expensive) tourist visa. You are only allowed to stay in government approved accommodation and need to collect your registration card before leaving as once you exit the country they may ask for all your registration slips. Exploring the architecture in the towns of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand are on most tourist itineraries. Uzbekistan is famous for its religious buildings, civic architecture (caravanserais, market buildings and 16th/17th century bathhouses), and other architectural ensembles. It also offers camel trekking, deserts, the drying Aral Sea to the north, and of course Uzbek cuisine and hospitality! The locally grown grapes, peaches, fresh figs and nuts are irresistible. READ MORE... Photos of Uzbekistan