The warren of well-preserved streets in Uzbekistan’s ancient city of Khiva that weave between mosques and madrasas also function as a vast open-air souvenir market. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The warren of well-preserved streets in Uzbekistan’s ancient city of Khiva that weave between mosques and madrasas also function as a vast open-air souvenir market. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva – Uzbekistan’s ancient cities reveal the best of the heritage-rich country in Central Asia

  • Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are strung out along the edge of the vast Kyzylkum Desert like beads on a priceless, antique necklace
  • A rapid rail service links cities characterised by marvellous mosques, madrasas and minarets

The warren of well-preserved streets in Uzbekistan’s ancient city of Khiva that weave between mosques and madrasas also function as a vast open-air souvenir market. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The warren of well-preserved streets in Uzbekistan’s ancient city of Khiva that weave between mosques and madrasas also function as a vast open-air souvenir market. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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