As well, in the capital city of Tashkent you can move around using the metro.“Samarkand, the most beautiful face the Earth has ever turned towards the sun.” ~ Amin Maalouf As soon as I arrived to Tashkent I took a train to Samarkand.All galleries and links are provided by 3rd parties. We have no control over the content of these pages. We take no responsibility for the content on any website which we link to, please use your own discretion while surfing links. The history of Uzbekistan is inseparably linked with the ancient caravan route known worldwide as the Great Silk Road.Major cities of Uzbekistan are the pearls of the Great Silk Road.Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan has been the destination of big adventurers like Alexander the Great, Chenghiz Khan and Marco Polo.
As well, when you enter to Uzbekistan you have to declare the money you have with you and when you leave you can’t have more money than when you entered.In Uzbekistan there are two exchange rates: the official one and the street exchange.You can exchange your money officially at the bank but for better rates, you need to exchange at the black market.Take care of those small pieces of paper because police officers will ask for them when you leave the country.Most of the hotels will refuse to register you when you don’t have previous registration papers.Traveling around Uzbekistan is easier than you think and very safe.The transport options have improved a lot and you will find shared taxis and bus services in all the cities.Registan was a public square where people gathered to hear royal proclamations and it was the heart of the Silk Road.Nearby this square you will find the Siyab bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in Samarkand. Around Registan you will find the Shah-i-Zinda ensemble which includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th and 19th centuries.Trains connect the major cities and you can buy tickets at the station or online.Security is tight so arrive at the station in good time.