After originally deciding not to go to Bukhara I’m 100% glad I changed my plans – it was stunning and all credit goes to the boss at Advantour! Not only did he encourage me to go but he mad the change whether I wanted to go or not.
BUKHARA COULD QUITE WELL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP
After terrible nights sleep, it was off towards the Ark and the bug pit where the captives were held. It was only a 1km walk that should’ve taken 10minutes but instead took over an hour as every turn was met with a new piece of brilliance.
WHERE IS BUKHARA?
The architecture is fairly similar to that of Khiva but on a bigger scale. I have spoken to various guides and it is interesting to hear how their stories differ, depending on their own background and what they have been brought up to believe.
Bukhara is an ancient city and a popular stop on the Silk Road. It was also a major hub for Islamic culture and contains hundreds of mosques, madrassas and bazaars dating from the 9th century.
HIGH SPEED RAIL
My next stop was Samarkand via their High Speed Railway. This is where Uzbeksitan puts the UK and Ireland to shame. For all the exposure we get as an innovative first world country yet can’t manage to get a fast and reliable train system. It’s when you visit places like this that you just wonder what the hell is going on at home!
- The 5th largest city in Uzbekistan.
- The city is 2,500 years old.
- People have occupied the area for at least 5000 years.
- 275,00 people
All credit to Uzbekistan for being able to develop a level of infrastructure far superior to a lot of Europe considering the average salary is considerably less. I can only see Uzbekistan going back to being the number one tourist spot in Central Asia.
- Have you been to Uzbekistan, what was your experience like?
- Did you visit Bukhara
- What is your favourite thing about it
Let me know in the comments below . . .