Uzbekistan: the country of magnificent Silk Road cities, full of majestic Islamic architecture and renowned historical heritage.

But it’s also known for its extremely hospitable people, delicious cuisine, and retained traditions.

And for diverse natural landscapes – from snow-capped mountains to lush valleys and vast deserts.

While most journeys start in its bustling capital – Tashkent, almost all visitors then go to the storied Samarkand to marvel at Registan Square, then travel to breathtaking Bukhara, and kaleidoscopic Khiva.

Some go as far as Muynaq and the Dead Aral Sea!

Don’t skip the fascinating Fergana Valley either! It is so charmingly different from the rest of Uzbekistan!

Backpacking profile

PricesVery Cheap
Does Revolut work?Yes
ATM with no feesTrastbank
Cash or card?Cash
Public transportVery good
AccommodationHostels, hotels, guesthouses
Other backpackersSome
Days needed7-14
Best time to travelApril, May, September, October, November
Locals speaking EnglishVery few
Main languagesUzbek, Russian

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