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by @kalpak_travel

#Turkistan is a city in #Kazakhstan that has been part of the Silk Road for many centuries. The mausoleum is built in Timurid style architecture and devoted to one of the most important Sufi philosophers - Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. This mausoleum is alsoa UNESCO World Heritage Site and was inscribed in 2003.
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#travel #centralasia #zentralasien #visitcentralasia #travelinspiration #travelthroughtheworld #mausoleum #islamicarchitecture #timurid #architecture #silkroad #silkroadtravel #culturalheritage #unesco #adventure #

Türkistan, Kazakhstan
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by @niknubola

Day 84: Sunlight streams through the gaps in the roof and the 218 10th century wooden columns that support the Juma Mosque

chamkins #honeyyear #chamkinshoneyyear #day84 #thestans #uzbekistan #silkroad

Khiva
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by @lfong

Waterfalls at the Cascade Complex, Yerevan.

Cascade Yerevan
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by @chinasilkroadtravel

Taklamakan Desert: The Taklamakan Desert is the biggest moving desert in the world and most of the people believe that it has buried most of good civilizations of central Asia. It occupies a land of more than 345,000 square km. Taklamakan in local Uyghur language means “Tha desert which buried some places under”. After some western explorers explored this desert in the early part of 20th century, they have given the name another meaning, which is “One goes, but never comes back”.
#Taklamakan#desert#travel#silkroad#xinjiang#tour#journey#welcome

Xinjiang
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by @penhanphoto

Riding my camel Gertrude in the #gobi desert #dunhuang #china the ever shifting dunes reach over 900ft high. #silkroad #travelportrait #travelpgotography #traveldeeper #travelfearless #iphonex

Dunhuang
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by @stch_wang

I love visiting local markets while traveling. There i see the genuine life of local people. Bazaar here sells fresh fruits, nuts, snacks, vegetable and so on. The stressful salesmen always want you to try, and i did. And i did buy something since the dried fruits were really tasty!

By the way, 90% of food places in uzbekistan use the same crockery.

#siob #bazaar #pomegranate #fig #somsa #foodporn #samarkand #samarqand #uzbekistan #centralasia #silkroad #instatravel

Самарканд
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by @johndlinspeaks

10 inches from losing all my life’s worries, fears, regrets. Just one step. 10 inches from losing all my life’s joys, mysteries, wonders. Just one step. I’m a deathfull of life, I’m a lifefull of death. I’m John D. Lin. #onelife #instaworld #silkroad #instagood #instagram #instapic #worldtravelpics #deepshit #worldtraveler #worldtrip #instatraveler #wanderlust #instadaily #instaphoto #instatrip #livetravelchannel #lifemotivation #centralasia #influencer #turkmenistan #roadlesstraveled #lifestyleblogger #instaportrait #fuckfear #instaworld #nothing #lifequotes #deathnote #purposedrivenlife

Darvaza
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by @mansamulla

When the 💨 clears #southbeach 🏖🏝🌊 #trvffix 🚦🚦#silkroad #Mulla 🃏🃏

South Beach, Miami
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by @slioy

Finishing up two weeks in Issyk Kol, the Shatyly Viewpoint in @DestinationSouthShore is easily a lifetime top-10 #sunrise. #DiscoverKyrgyzstan

Bökönbaev, Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan
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by @jonathanalomoto

A cafe with a highly limited selection of food and drink but an exceptional view over the Po-I-Kalan religious complex. Widely known as the place in Bukhara to have a beer and watch the sunset.

#bukhara #silkroad #centralasia #uzbekistan

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

The Magok-i-Attari Mosque, Bukhara’s oldest mosque and one of the oldest surviving mosques in Central Asia, it is speculated to have originally been built in the 9-10th century on the remains of a Zoroastrian temple from the pre-Islamic era. It is located at a subsoil level in a pit (Magok) and apparently survived destruction during Genghis Khan’s conquest, when locals filled the pit with sand, obscuring the mosque from the invaders. It was subsequently excavated.

#uzbekistan #bukhara #centralasia #silkroad

Bukhara
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by @allexpeditions

Sleep between thick blankets in these yurts & enjoy a night underneath the stars in #Kyrgyzstan 💫🦋💙

Kyrgyzstan
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by @jonathanalomoto

Old Bukharan clothes, shoes, accessories and hand cannons. Also a Hamsa hand - a symbol found across cultures and religions, and found in several places in Bukhara - in the Islamic context supposedly representing the 5 pillars of Islam.

#bukhara #silkroad #centralasia #uzbekistan

Bukhara
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by @philipckhoury

Muqan is a retired history teacher and school principal in Kyrgyzstan. He was raised during the Soviet era and attended a Soviet-run university. Muqan credits the Soviets for their strong emphasis on education which has continued under the independent Kyrgyz Republic. Literacy rates in Kyrgyzstan are estimated to be almost 99%.
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Amongst his generation, he explained, there is some nostalgia for the Soviet era. Many people lost their jobs and pensions when the Soviet Union fell and this placed a great burden on some who struggled to make ends meet.
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In the photo Muqan wears a Kalpak, a traditional Kyrgyz felt hat worn by men. Felt-making is a widespread craft in Kyrgyzstan. Wool is sheared from the herds of sheep and the woolen fibers are then condensed and pressed together to make a felt sheet. Felt has many uses in the nomadic lifestyle including the lining of yurts to keep the interior space warm. It was a necessity for nomads in Kyrgyzstan during the extreme winter months in this mountainous country.
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#myfeatureshoot #photojournalism #portraiture #magnumphotos #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #portraiture #lensculture #hikaricreative #leica #leicacamera #worldpressphoto #kyrgyzstan #centralasia #silkroad #travelholic #passionpassport #spicollective #portraitmood #portrait_perfection #portraits_ig #soviet #sovietunion #discoverportrait #leicam #leicam10 #leicaphoto #travelingram #mytravelgram #journalism

Kyrgyzstan
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by @riverwill_kay

ウズベキスタン編

青の都サマルカンド名物
レギスタン広場のライトアップ

毎日20時からライトアップが始まるそうです
見るだけならタダです♪
ついでに、
毎週金曜日22時からはプロジェクションマッピングショーだということでした
(現地の人によると、でもホントに22時かは不明)

The lighting up of Registan square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan starts from 20:00 everyday. It's like gorgeous and breathtaking beauty. According to local people, the projection mapping show of Registan square starts from 22:00 every Friday night, but I'm not sure.

#サマルカンド #Samarkand #青の都 #BlueCity #レギスタン広場 #RegistanSquare #ライトアップ #LightingUp #モスク #Mosque #Mausoleum #シルクロード #Silkroad #Madrasah #ウズベキスタン #Uzbekistan #Awesomeplaces #amazingplaces #zekkei_haunter #Zekkei #絶景 #travel #journey #travelblogger #Globetrotter #旅好きな人と繋がりたい

Registan
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by @jonathanalomoto

Uzbek cotton.

During the soviet period, Uzbekistan’s rich agricultural land was converted almost entirely to produce cotton (affectionately nicknamed ‘White Gold’), resulting in Uzbekistan accounting for 70% of all Soviet cotton production.

However, given the labour intensity of the crop and the need to sustain production - over one million public servants, employees of private businesses and children were forced to work in the fields at harvest time, receiving little or no pay. Additionally, the unsustainably high water consumption of the cotton industry resulted in the complete draining of the Aral sea, an ecological catastrophe that saw vast desertification in western Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the loss of its fishing industry, and has left many fishing boats laying in decay in the middle of the desert.

In response to international pressure and the boycotting of Uzbek cotton by many retailers, in early 2012, Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev banned children from working in the cotton fields. However, many professionals including teachers, college lecturers, doctors and nurses are still forced into agricultural labour.
With the collapse of the USSR, agricultural and economic diversification was vital for food security and to expand commercial exports.
#uzbekistan #silkroad #centralasia #cotton

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

Bukhara’s historic jail, and it’s local restoration work. Here was imprisoned Charles Stoddart and Arthur Connolly, the latter of whom coined the term ‘the great game’ in relation to the struggle between Britain and Russia over control of Central Asia in the 19th Century (the great game is of course still at play). He met his demise when he came to try and persuade the Emir of Bukhara, Nasrullah Khan to release Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stoddart from captivity. Both were executed on charges of spying for the British empire in front of the Ark fortress (in my previous posts). Supposedly in their ignorance to local customs surrounding approaching and addressing the emir, both men had demonstrated great disrespect.
Unaware of their execution, and seeking news of the two officers, a Jewish Christian Missionary, Joseph Wolff later appeared before the Emir. He was only spared death himself because the Emir laughed uncontrollably at Wolff's appearance in full canonical garb.

#bukhara #uzbekistan #silkroad #centralasia

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

Behind the Kalan mosque, Bukhara.

Note the Western Union and currency exchange signs - Uzbekistan is a nightmare with regard to money, nearly everything is cash only, only a few ATMs work, but you can change USD wherever you want - provided you have it (and provided that the notes are in good condition or expect a significantly worse rate of exchange). Once you have Uzbek Som, be prepared to carry a purse - one USD is worth 8,000UZS, and when changing $150, I was given over 1 million Som. Also expect to be dealing with 1,000 som notes - once, lacking larger denominations, I paid for a 6 hour shared taxi fare with 70 individual 1,000 som notes. Surreal experience, but interesting nonetheless.

#uzbekistan #silkroad #centralasia #bukhara

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

Evening light casting shadows on the outer walls of The Ark.

#uzbekistan #silkroad #centralasia #bukhara

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

Wandering around the interior of Bukhara’s fortress and historic seat of power. It once contained a great library which now no longer exists. In the large throne room would sit the emir of Bukhara - the last being Emir Mohammed Alim Khan, who fled to Dushanbe, and then Kabul following Frunze’s soviet attack on the city.

#uzbekistan #bukhara #silkroad #centralasia

Bukhara
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by @jonathanalomoto

The walls and gate of Bukhara’s Ark.

#uzbekistan #silkroad #centralasia #bukhara

Bukhara
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