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CNN unveils 6 Silk Road secrets: Traveling in Central Asia's Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

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From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.

CNN unveils 6 Silk Road secrets: Traveling in Central Asia's Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

A quarter of a century on from independence, the Central Asian 'Stan nations are still shrouded in obscurity and intrigue.

The five nations that make up the crux of the ancient Silk Road route from China to the West have had more than their fair share of growing pains.
From economic woes and corruption to the legacy of late "strongman" leaders such as Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan and Saparmurat Niyazov in Turkmenistan the 'Stans are, in their very occasional mentions in the international media, rarely associated with good news.
Yet these are nations that contain some of the most staggering natural and man-made landscapes on the planet.

 

To read the full story:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/05/travel/silk-road-secrets-central-asia-uzbekistan-and-kazakhstan/

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