Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda mausoleum complex ~ Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Flickr - Photo by jason.risley

Shah-i-Zinda mausoleum complex ~ Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Flickr - Photo by jason.risley

Gur Emir Mausoleum ~ Samarkand ~ Uzbekistan

Gur Emir Mausoleum ~ Samarkand ~ Uzbekistan

Bibi-Khanym mosque,  Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Bibi-Khanym mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-I-Zinda, Samarkand / Uzbekistan (by Kean Eng Chan).

Shah-I-Zinda, Samarkand / Uzbekistan (by Kean Eng Chan).

minarets esfahan (isfahan), iran | islamic architecture

minarets esfahan (isfahan), iran | islamic architecture

Bhaktapur, Nepal - on the Silk Road

Bhaktapur, Nepal - on the Silk Road

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki.  http://caravanistan.com/places/magic-of-bukhara/

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki. http://caravanistan.com/places/magic-of-bukhara/

samarkand: registan

samarkand: registan

People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

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