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Almaty – Top Places to See

Almaty  Elevation: 700-900 meters Population: Around 2 million Climate: Continental Best time to visit: May and September Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997. Now it is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of around 2 million.  Brief History of ALMATY The earliest archeological findings on the territory of modern Almaty […]

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Khiva – Top Places to See

Khiva – Top Places to See When you compare it to the ancient cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, Khiva is a relative youngster. Don’t let this put you off making a visit. UNESCO still deem it worthy of being a World Heritage Site and its oriental atmosphere is unforgettable to any visitor. Imagine Khiva as […]

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Bukhara – Top Places to See

Bukhara at a glance Population: ca. 300 000 Altitude: 220 meters above sea level (738ft) Founded: more than 2000 years ago After Samarkand, Bukhara is perhaps Uzbekistan’s most famous city.  Like Samarkand, it was once a stop on the ancient Silk Road and today is bursting with historic buildings and monuments.  The name Bukhara, written […]

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