Uzbekistan impresses Lan Uyen with its huge palaces, enamelled towers or colorful markets.

Nguyen Lan Uyen (nicknamed Saru, living in Ho Chi Minh City) has just made a surprise trip to Central Asia, after canceling her journey to Pakistan. As a result, she only had time to prepare a week, from applying for an online visa, booking flights and exploring it. Here are her impressions of this country.

Located on the silk route stretching from Asia to Europe, Uzbekistan is the lifeblood of merchants dating back thousands of years, to trade all kinds of goods, fabrics …

The legendary 4,000-mile (more than 6,400-kilometer) road linking China with Western Asia is associated with many myths and legends in history. The typical images of this road are camel riders, carrying silk, ceramics, paper, gunpowder … in exchange for products, currency, or knowledge of astronomy.

The Silk Road has helped Uzbekistan shape the thousand-year heritage that exists to this day. They are magnificent palaces, historic tomb complexes, Madrassa Islamic academy and towering minaret minaret towers. All like drawing a classic picture, reminiscent of ancient trade memories, making visitors feel like entering a fairy world.

The Chashma Ayub Museum, located in Bukhara City, resembles a palace with arches, striking on the green grass with dandelion alternating. The building was built around the 605th year of the Islamic calendar (ie 1208-1209), with its unique Khwarazm cone dome.

It would be flawed if you do not set foot in Itchan Kala, a UNESCO World Heritage site, nestled in the Khiva oasis. It is surrounded by the walls, an important stop on the silk road.

Established in the 6th century, Khiva is a living museum, recreating ancient history. When you enter here, you seem to be a witness to the immortality of time.
The Kalta Minor pillar as a symbol of Itchan Kala, is completely covered with blue glazed tiles, Majolica crockery. This minaret tower is expected to be 70 meters high, becoming the most beautiful and tallest minaret symbol in the East. However, one legend recounts that the tower’s architect took bribes from the leader Bukhara, to build a tower taller than Kalta Minor. The current Khiva leader, Mohammad Amin Khan, said he was angry and killed the architect, leaving the tower still unfinished to this day with a height of 29 m.
In addition to the Kalta Minor, in Itchan Kala there are two completed minaret columns, Islam Khodja and Djuma Mosque. Each cathedral, each region, each country has different minaret architecture. Minaret is the pillar of the mosque, ventilation effect. In Uzbekistan, these minaret columns also act as a lighthouse on land, guiding traders on the way of trading and trading. When standing from the top of the tower, you will easily observe the whole city with green cathedrals like emeralds.
Camels are no longer a means of transport. Today, in Itchan Kala, visitors spend 10,000 soms (about VND 30,000) for each touch, riding on their backs.
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