One of the lesser traveled treasures of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is a growing destination. With hopes that Uzbekistan will be opening itself to the outside world in the near future, travelers will find the varied cities of the nation in a unique time. We at Remote Lands love going to Uzbekistan.
Join us, from the comfort of wherever you are in the world, on a quick trip around Instagram to introduce you to some of our favorite Uzbekistan treats: From the Hyatt Regency Tashkent to undiscovered mountain trails, and so, so much food.
Part 2/6 Registan is translated as “sandy place”, it became the Central square of Samarkand in the 14th century. There are three madrasah on the square: the Ulugh Beg Madrasah (1417–1420) on the left, the Tilya-Kori Madrasah (1646–1660) in the center and the Sher-Dor Madrasah (1619–1636) is on the right. Madrasah is an Arabic term meaning school. #uzbekistan #Samarkand #Registan #madrasah #RegistanSquare #silkroad #islamicschools #school #centralAsia #travel #insta_travel #explorer #WORLDTRAVELLER #architecture #nightphotography
A vendor in Uzbekistan selling the legendary local Samarkand bread. I could live on this stuff! A post shared by Jay Tindall (@jet_bkk) on
Last but not least: I’ve made it to a proper Uzbek Plov Centre! Every city here has this institution: it’s where several plov cooks make plov (pilaff) in huge pans according to different recipes. Usually every single pan is empty by 1pm because it’s so popular among the locals who come to eat plov for lunch regardless of the season. Today I had Tashkent plov with everything mixed in rather than layered (as in Samarqand); in both cities the rice is cooked al dente which is delicious. Otherwise, Tashkent is unremarkable: a mix of old, Soviet-style and new architecture. I was impressed with the modern part of the city: wide boulevards, great infrastructure and sushi restaurants (in a double land-locked Uzbekistan…) #plovcentre #tashkent #uzbekistan A post shared by Jana Bakunina (@janabakunina) on
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