Exploring the Mosques of Uzbekistan

Teleshayakh Mosque, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
THE SILK ROAD GEM OF UZBEKISTAN

A Cultural feast of Islamic Architecture and History

Our journey exploring the Mosques of Uzbekistan started in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent.

We were exploring the local markets, experimenting with the local cuisine, and opening our eyes to the jaw-dropping Islamic Architecture around the city.

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and was part of the Soviet Republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Uzbekistan is an enchanting country that will give you a glimpse into the past.

 

Swimming the Amu Darya River at Sunset

The route we took was from Tashkent down to Samarkand, where we got to see the magnificent Registan; this was at the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire.

Our journey continued to onto Bukhara. The city is rich in historical sites, with about 140 architectural monuments.

The thriving city used to serve as the capital of the Samanid Empire. There was plenty to see, and we gave ourselves enough time here as the old town was truly spectacular.

Uzbekistan

Khiva was the last of our stops on our adventure in Uzbekistan. We ensured our experiences were flexible so that we could adventure to different spots along the way.

Take detours out of main routes to explore off the beaten track monuments and meet locals who don’t see many tourists. Ziba gave a unique insight into Uzbekistan and left, wanting to go back.

 

Highlights

 

Visit the Registan in the early hours of the morning and watch the sunrise over the city up in the Mosque window.

Watch a Traditional Uzbek Concert.

Hast-Imam Square is the religious centre of Tashkent. The square is located in the old town. It appears near the tomb of one of the first Imam of Tashkent. The scientist, a scholar of the Koran, Hazrati Imam.

The Chorsu Bazaar – Under an impressive blue dome is this most significant market in Uzbekistan where daily life takes place—seeing mountains of spices, nuts and dried fruits.

Kaylan Minaret, also known as the Tower of Death. According to locals, criminals were executed and thrown off the top for centuries

Swimming the Amu Darya River at sunset

Other Adventures we’ve done

  • Exploring the Mosques of Uzbekistan
  • An Epic Tour of the Wakhan Corridor
  • The Hidden Gem of Ski Touring in Iran
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