Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

It’s going to cost you 50 dollars to get to Samarkand from Tashkent (a 300-kilometer drive) by taxi, which is like nothing if compared with Moscow prices. On the way there you’ll come across piles of melons of all kinds which they sell along the roads, so if you happen to pass by, pull up to taste some!

Colors of Uzbekistan

The road runs through hills.

Colors of Uzbekistan

People sell home-made honey…

Colors of Uzbekistan

… and apples grown by themselves up to December.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Gur Amir.

Colors of Uzbekistan

In Tamburlaine’s mausoleum.

Colors of Uzbekistan

The tomb of the heirs to the Empire.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Gur Amir became a prototype for many other architectural monuments.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

The moulding technique is very complicated and now it’s lost. This is papier-mache; the paper is 500 years old!

Colors of Uzbekistan

Persimmons bearing fruits.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Grapes.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Heading to the city of Khiva (800 kilometers away).

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Cotton fields turn white in October.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Gathering cotton is a very painstaking job. They pay just 20 cents for a kilogram of cotton, which will probably occupy the whole trunk of your car.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

The road keeps loosing its asphalt…

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Khiva, which was later named Khorezm.

Colors of Uzbekistan

The city was founded approximately 2500 years ago.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Khorezm plays an important role as a city standing in the way of the Silk Road.

Colors of Uzbekistan

This city is a museum itself.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Traditionally, they divided the city into two parts: inner (defensive) which had 8-10-meter tall walls and outer with 6-8-meter tall walls.

Colors of Uzbekistan

The walls were made of bricks dried out in the sun. Also, they built defensive towers and dug water ditches. The city gates had the same purpose too.

Colors of Uzbekistan

You can stay in a caravansary for 5 dollars a day (breakfast included!).

Colors of Uzbekistan

Khiva is the gem of the country where you feel yourself like a Prince of Persia.

Colors of Uzbekistan

In the inner city you’ll find stores selling clothes, accessories, souvenirs made of camel’s hair, sheep’s wool or clay, silver jewelry and semiprecious stones.

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Colors of Uzbekistan

Location: Uzbekistan

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10 thoughts on “Colors of Uzbekistan”

  1. A beautiful collection of pictures. At twenty cents for a car boot full of cotton it is a miracle to me that there is a cotton industry.

  2. Brings back the memories of my years in Ozbekiston
    would like to see more pictures of the people especially because I found them a wonderful warm hearted people especially in Ferghana valley Asaka, Kokand, Ferhgana and Andijan

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