Uzbekistan - Story of my trip to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan - Story of my trip to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
On the silk road

by Giovanni Camici

This region was once part of ancient Persian states, including Bactria, Corasmia, and Sogdiana. Under the Kusana dynasty, Buddhism spread, and trade with the rest of the world began through a branch of the Silk Road, favoring the development and wealth of their cities.

With the decline of the Kusana dynasty, the territory returned under the Persian dynasty of the Sasanites. In the sixth century. the Kok Turks arrive from the northern steppes, while in the VIIIth, the Arabs introduced the Muslim religion. After them the Samanids Persians return around the 10th century, making Bukhara a nerve center in the region, an intellectual, religious and commercial center. The Shah of Central Asia ruled until the arrival of Genghis Khan in the 13th century, until the seizure of power by Temerlano, the ruthless leader, who made Samarkanda a splendid Islamic and architectural city.

Our tour starts from Teskent (or Tashkent) the capital of the present day and of the past, although alternating with Samarkanda, but then resumed the title under the Tsar of Russia, visiting madrasah markets, mosques in which the whole country and its surroundings are rich as Khast imom where the great Mufti resides.


Tashkent - Oliy Majlis (Uzbek parliament)
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)

Like any city, the capital is also divided into two parts, the one built in the Erasovietic era and the Islamic one; from here we can move to Samarkand(owns the famous Samarkand !!!!), the city built by Tamerlane, and his nephew Ulughbeek conquered by Alexander the Great, who found it even more beautiful than Marakanda (his ancient name!) was described. Here followed Turks, Arabs, Persians up to the Mongols, all the Shahs of Corasmia ruled the city, until the arrival of the fury of Genghis khan, causing the end of the city, if Tamerlane did not decide to make it his capital, but in the 16th century. the Uzbek Shaybanids, taking power, took the capital to Bukhara, and from then on began the decline of Marakanda.


Tashkent - Friday Juma mosque
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)

Later an emir of Bukhara tried to revive the city, but the maximum vitality reached it with the arrival of the Russians, who connected it by rail to the rest of the empire, and proclaimed the capital of the former Soviet Socialist Republic until she was married. in Tashkent.

Don't forget to visit the hometown of Tamerlane Shakhrisabztroops and military supplies passed through the hills of Zerravshan, with its monuments, which became the nerve center during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


Tashkent - Kukeldash madrasa (school)
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)


Tashkent - Khast Imam mosque
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)


Tashkent - sale of dairy products at Chorsu bazaar
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)


Tashkent - sellers of plov (local rice dish)
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)


Tashkent - women at the Chorsu bazaar
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)


Tashkent - sellers of spices
(capital of Uzbekistan, in the Tashkent region)

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