Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Panorama of an ancient city of Khiva, UzbekistanUzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. The nation is known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites which are linked to the Silk Road an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean.

tashΒ Tashkent the capital of Uzbekistan is known for its many museums and mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture.

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One of the oldest bazaars in Tashkent is Alay Bazaar. It began in the 12th – 13th centuries on Mount Alay. At first it was a trading place on the trade route from East Turkestan in the Fergana Valley. It became a full-fledged bazaar in the 19th century. Today it is a place where you can buy eastern sweets, fruit and other foods. There is also a flea market where various goods are sold and its known for its two-story complex of jewelry selling silver and gold. The bazaar as such…

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