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Uzbekistan Photography tour by Light & Land Ltd

Uzbekistan

The central Asian nation and former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan formed part of the ancient Silk Road trading route between China and the Mediterranean.

This landscape photography tour will be rich in cultural, religious and architectural diversity and will include photographing some landmark Islamic buildings including The Registan in Samarkand. This plaza is bordered by three religious schools dating from the 15th century each being covered with decorative ornate mosaics, a very special highlight of the tour.

The warm welcome from the Uzbek people in the villages along our route will make you feel at home and incredibly relaxed as we adventure across this beautiful country. Along

The central Asian nation and former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan formed part of the ancient Silk Road trading route between China and the Mediterranean.

This landscape photography tour will be rich in cultural, religious and architectural diversity and will include photographing some landmark Islamic buildings including The Registan in Samarkand. This plaza is bordered by three religious schools dating from the 15th century each being covered with decorative ornate mosaics, a very special highlight of the tour.

The warm welcome from the Uzbek people in the villages along our route will make you feel at home and incredibly relaxed as we adventure across this beautiful country. Along the way, we will take in local markets filled with colour, vibrant with life and the air thick with spices. All of these factors will inspire you and your photography.

Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world, the Aral Sea has been described as one of the world’s worst environmental disasters. Soviet irrigation policies led to the diversion of the rivers that fed the lake resulting in the lake shrinking to around 10% of its original size. The southern part of the lake is now called the Aralkum Desert. Although efforts are being made to replenish the lake, it is still littered with the rusting skeletons of the many stranded ships that were left behind as the water dried up. These provide a great photographic opportunity.

As we travel across the Kyzyl Kum desert, we will take time out at an oasis and visit the ruins of a citadel before arriving in the beautiful city of Bukhara.

One of the important factors in trips such as this are the personal experiences as well as the key photographic opportunities, meeting local people and understanding their way of life. As a result we will spend time with fishermen who struggle to get a living from the Aral Sea. We will also meet a Yurt maker and animal traders who will share their stories with us.

This is an experience not to be missed. It is a trip that will excite and inspire you in every way and leave you not only with some incredible memories of the wonderful people, but with some unique images that few other people will have had the opportunity to create. The result of all of the above make Uzbekistan a photographers dream location.

If you would like to go on and explore more of the Silk Road trading route, our sister tour to Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan follows on from this tour. For those wanting to book on both tours, we will provide an extra night’s accommodation and flight from Tashkent to Dushanbe to all who sign up for both trips at no extra cost. (If for any reason the direct flight may be discontinued, we will cross by land via Panjikent and Aini, both historic, scenic cities).

This tour is limited to six people and will be guided by Paul Sanders and experienced guide Yuri Boyanin. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Our Uzbekistan photography tour is an exhilarating holiday in Uzbekistan. Available from 14 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019 this 6 day trip costs from £4,599 and has a maximum group size of 6 persons.

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