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Culture & Adventure

A visit to Central Asia - whether on a package tour or with a backpack - is always a combination of a visit to fascinating ancient cultures and meetings with the people from the hospitable countries now covering Turkestan.

Located at the heart of the Silk Road, Central Asia has some of the world's most important cultural heritage and monuments of architecture. The stars of these certainly are the colourful cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, that have been known to the west since Alexander the Great.

Lesser known, but in their historical significance equally important sites, include Islamic and pre-Islamic sites such as Kyrgyzstan's Burana Tower, Turkmenistan's Bronze Age sites of Anau and Gonur Depe, Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan's Buddhist heritage or Kazakhstan's Turkestan - the largest dome in Central Asia. Although perhaps not as visually spectacular as the monuments in Samarkand or Persia some of the lesser known sites are beyond comparison not only for their and historical context but also for their original state - almost unspoilt by later reconstruction and restoration.

Please continue to our Turkmenistan Region pages and the Kazakhstan section to continue reading while some of our pages are still under construction.
Remains of Anau Mosque Ashgabat Photo Jerome Depeille
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  Fascinating images from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan
  interactive Map of Turkmenistan and more maps of Central Asia!
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