Home to Central Asia's greatest Silk Road cities - Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara - Uzbekistan is a place of elegant domes, towering minarets and impressive squares. You'll find striking mosques, mausoleums and madrassas, UNESCO-listed desert fortresses and rock-cut Buddhist temples. But beyond the spellbinding architecture, there is even more to charm the visitor, including colorful carpet workshops, remote national parks and the world's best collecton of Soviet avant-garde art.
Thoroughly updated for its second edition, this guidebook remains the most comprehensive available. Whether you want to camp out in a traditional yurt or learn to cook plov, Bradt's Uzbekistan has all the information you'll need.