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Samarkand - Silvan in front of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque  
   

Samarkand - Silvan in front of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym was Timur's Chinese wife. Legend says that she ordered the mosque built as a surprise when he was away. Modest gift, isn't it?? This was probably the jewel of Timur's empire.
Uzbekistan - From Desolation to the Magic of 1001 Nights

November 11th 2007
This is our blog entry for the Uzbekistan part of our trip. There are 47 pictures in this entry and you have to click on "next" at the bottom of the page to see the pictures on page 2 and 3. There is also a map available. We hope you enjoy! Crossing the border from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan went without problem and we found our way to Fergana where we stayed for the night. A first general impressi ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent

Uzbekistani Flag Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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