Dating agency in tashkent
Our overnight flight departs for Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s historic capital at the heart of Central Asia.
Destroyed by Genghis Khan, and restored by the admired Mongol ruler Tamerlane (also commonly known as Timur), this great trading city has much to offer those interested in the ancient Asian world.
This morning we fly west to Nukus, a large Soviet city located near the border of Turkmenistan.
Upon arrival we make our way to Gyaur Kala, the “Fortress of Infidels”, a settlement established at the time of the First Persian Empire.
This morning we drive across the Karakum Desert, marveling at shifting dunes and modern caravanserai; perhaps even stopping at one of the tea houses which huddles the sporadic clumps of communication antennae.We continue to the abandoned city of Toprak Kala, a complex built by the slave-owning Khorezm, with an extended line of crumbling walls that is visible for miles around.Built in the 3rd century AD, its remains include the residences of Khorezm governors, workshops which formerly manufactured bows, and a palace with three imposing towers.We enjoy special access to ongoing excavations at the ruined city of Paykent today.Once a rival to Bukhara, Paykent was established in around the 14th century BC, and flourished as a trading post for the Silk Road in the 7th century.