The Times magazine included Uzbekistan into the list of “29 mind-blowing holiday destinations”.
Here is what the article says:
The Silk Road’s romance is imbued in Uzbekistan’s world-class architecture and with visa-free entry, the country is flourishing as an alternative summer holiday destination. There’s plenty to see, with highlights including Tashkent, rich with museums and Soviet edifices and Samarkand, the gilded former capital of the fearsome Tamerlane, where the Registan’s blue-tiled mosques are an ancient wonder of the world. Further west along the Silk Road is Bukhara and its nebulous calamine-hued lanes that colour-match the desert. Meanwhile, Khiva’s 1,500 years-old Islamic architecture is so well preserved it could easily be the backdrop of a blockbuster.