Best stops along the Silk Road?
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Where in central Asia would you recommend for sightseeing, photography, street life, and general wow factor?
posted by Emperor SnooKloze to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I've been particularly and increasingly intrigued by the great trading cities of the ancient world, and am considering planning a trip to at least one destination, either alone or with my family. What do you know about the ancient cities along the old trading (spice & silk) routes, and which ones would you dis/recommend? Tashkent, Almaty, Bishkek, Samarkand, Dushanbe, Bukhara, Ashgabat? Where have you been? Where would you go? What should I include in my considered destinations?
US passport holder, in case it matters, but live in the UK. Plenty of low-budget/low-overhead travel experience in various regions, and lots of travel with the kids. Speak some Russian, if pressed to by circumstance. Anything you can recommend would be great, but assume I know about LP's Thorn Tree & similar fora, and have checked out these old askMeFi questions