History

What is Central Asia?

What is Central Asia? At the core of the Asian continent lies Central Asia, a region rich in history and steeped in culture. This region benefits from a blend of national identities that have been carefully cultivated over many centuries. Central Asia, as it is defined today, is comprised of five former Soviet republics: Kazakhstan, […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Asia

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Asia Central Asia has amazing places of important cultural value that was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Here we present the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites located in one or several Central Asian countries, with its date of inscription. Kazakhstan Mausoleum […]

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Silk Road in Central Asia

What is the Silk Road? We’ve probably all heard of the Silk Road, but how many of us really know what it is? The Silk Road consists of an extensive network of trade routes that has been around for over 2000 years, connecting the West with the East. The Ancient Silk Road conjures up many […]

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Burana Tower in Kyrgyzstan

Burana Tower (Minaret) Date built: 11th century, during the Karakhanid Empire Height: 24.6 meters, original height used to be over 40 meters Location: modern Kyrgyzstan, used to be the center of the Balasagyn city in the 11th century) “I was transfixed…when I found out about an important medieval Turkish map in Istanbul that had at […]

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