Bukhara and the city of Chiva aren’t less interesting. Find out what sights you can find in the Bukhara oasis that formed directly in the desert. Despite the complicated historical events, the current capital is the modern Tashkent. The raids of nearby enemies and frequent earthquakes had damaged most of the monuments there. The few well-preserved buildings that stand there today are being cared for with even greater care than anywhere else.
How to travel around Uzbekistan
The fastest and most efficient way of transport in Uzbekistan is by train. A few years ago, the government of Uzbekistan invested a lot of money into the railway infrastructure, which resulted in the Afrosiyob high-speed trains, which run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.
• Travel by train
In Uzbekistan, you will find 3 basic types of trains:
Afrosiyob – the aforementioned high-speed trains run between Tashkent – Samarkand – Navoi – Bukhara. A ride on this train is a great experience mainly for tourists and wealthy Uzbeks. The train itself is much more comfortable than a regular train.
Sharq – regular trains that more locals use for transport. These trains run on the Tashkent – Samarkand – Navoi – Bukhara route.
Ozbekiston – there are also regular trains and you can find them on the Tashkent – Kokand – Margilan – Andijan route.