On the old Silk Route in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Another one of the places we will be visiting is Samarkand in Uzbekistan. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study. In the 14th century it became the capital of the empire of Timur (Tamerlane) and is the site of his mausoleum (the Gur-e Amir). The Bibi-Khanym Mosque (a modern replica) remains one of the city’s most notable landmarks. The Registan was the ancient center of the city. The city has carefully preserved the traditions of ancient crafts: embroidery, gold embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and painting on wood.( Photo courtesy of Travel Directors)C-YA Andrew and Jeff

Andrew Bochenekwww.khanonaussie.com
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