May 30, 2021

Bukhara Hammam – One of the World’s Oldest

The city centre of Bukhara (meaning ‘abbey’ in Sanskrit) is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; however, it was historically one of the biggest trading cities along the Silk Road – a network of ancient trade routes across Asia from China to Europe. Bukhara, also referred to as Buxoro, Bukhoro, and Bokhara, is more than 2,000 years old. What is a Hammam? A  Hamam, also…

Kalyan Square in Bukhara

Kalyan Square in Bukhara or Poi Kalyan ( meaning “the foot of the Great”) is one of the most well-known sights of Bukhara. Kalyan minaret is also known as the Tower of Death since Genghis Khan inaugurated the gruesome practice of throwing people from its top.As recently as the 19th century, convicted men were tossed to their deaths from its…

Visiting Ait Benhaddou Morocco

Ait Benhaddou resembles some Hollywood movie set for a biblical scene or Indiana Jones movie from a distance. Don’t be surprised, but this is actually one of the most famous movie props in the world. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco, one of the most prominent examples of Moroccan kasbah (fortress).This natural oasis surrounded by mountains…

Registan Square Sights: What to See in a Day

Registan Square has so many things to see, it might take you a full day to explore all the sights. Samarkand is one of the few ancient cities without a distinct “Old Town” where all major sites and tourist attractions are concentrated. There is only one exception – the city’s main square, that has enough to occupy you for a full…

Gur Emir Mausoleum

The Mausoleum was built to become a tomb for Timur’s favorite grandson. But became the Timurid grave after the conqueror’s death on the warpath to China in 1405.Gur Emir is Tamerlan’s and his famous scientist grandson Ulugbek’s final resting place. Who was Timur Amir ? Timur Amir (Tamerlan) was one of the most brutal rulers in world history.After becoming a…

Uzbekistan Travel Essentials: Money Exchange, Medicine ,Safety

Here is a list of Uzbekistan travel essentials including health and medicine, money exchange pecularities, language , customs ,safety and other useful tips for your trip. Health and medicine in Uzbekistan Some hospitals are working with foreigners in Tashkent. The doctors speak English, well equipped and provide a wide range of services, from dental to emergency incidents. For emergency assistance…

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