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The land of sacred buildings

date of entry 24/05/2006
mileage 539,795

capital Taschkent

area 447.400 km²

population 30.183.400

GDP 45,353 Bill. US-Dollar

official language Uzbek

"Uzbekistan is definitely the most interesting of the Stans," Gunther says. During his visit in 2006, he was particularly fascinated by the many religious buildings.
  • … and this cemetery. Each grave has a little fence around it.
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  • During his visit to Uzbekistan, Gunther was particularly fascinated by the many religious buildings
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  • One prominent example is the madrasa of Sherdor in Samarkand. Madrasas are Islamic religious schools. Ninety percent of the population is Muslim.
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  • The travellers watched this military ceremony near the madrasa.
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  • Some of the buildings along the road were in terrible condition
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  • Like all Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan has many nomads. This woman is selling milk on the street.
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  • Otto passed this ruined town on his way through Uzbekistan…
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  • Video: Uzbekistan: land of religious buildings

Otto was here before ...


date of entry 30 May 2006
mileage 541,705


date of entry 01 June 2006
mileage 542,388


date of entry 07 June 2006
mileage 545,058