Out in the wild heart of Central Asia, you will find the country of Uzbekistan.
One of just two doubly-landlocked countries in the world, Uzbekistan is home to more than 32 million people. These 32 million people represent a sprawling array of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds, making Uzbekistan a true cultural kaleidoscope.
The capital city of Uzbekistan is Tashkent, a glimmering metropolis of almost 2.5 million people. Tashkent is home to architectural marvels, new and old. It’s also the home of thriving culinary scene, a vibrant nightlife, and plenty of history.
Uzbekistan’s other big cities – such as Samarkand, Namangan, and Andijan – are really no less thrilling for visitors. And best of all, most of the country’s cities are connected by a state of the art, high-speed train, making the whole country wonderfully accessible to visitors.
While Uzbekistan’s amazing cities are what dazzles many travelers the most, its countryside is no less impressive. Inside the country’s borders, you will find incredible mountain ranges, beautiful rivers, and perhaps most notably, a good portion of the Kyzylkum Desert, the 16th largest desert on the planet.
Needless to say, Uzbekistan is a paradise for adventurers of all ages and origins. If you need any further proof, simply watch the video at the top of this post. It captures the country’s incredible beauty wonderfully.
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This article debuted on WildLives.co on 13/6/2017.