The Rise of Silk Road Tourism in Uzbekistan

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.07.09 | 11:52 AM ET

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In the Wall Street Journal, Patrick Barta takes a look at the emerging tourism scene in Uzbekistan’s three great Silk Road cities, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and what the long-ignored country is doing to adapt to the new visitors. The accompanying slideshow has me sold—Uzbekistan is officially on my list.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for The Rise of Silk Road Tourism in Uzbekistan

A Traveler in Vietnam 07.07.09 | 1:54 PM ET

Hmm…I read the article and looked at the slide-show. It’s an amazing place with a lot of history and culture. Should definitely open for visitors.

Dubaipal 07.08.09 | 2:37 AM ET

Samarkand & Khiva (NOT Shiva!) are great historic places to visit.

Eva Holland 07.08.09 | 9:52 AM ET

Thanks for the catch, Dubaipal. It’s fixed now.

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