Located on the legendary trade route that once linked China to Europe, Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This fascinating country is home to three of the Silk Road’s most important cities, including the capital city Tashkent, the most populated city in Central Asia. Visitors can look forward to exploring a dazzling array of Islamic architecture and ancient cities, as well as numerous grand mosques, minarets and mosaics. Don’t miss a trip to the Nukas Museum of Art, which houses over 82 0000 items and is home to the second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art in the world. Other attractions include the country’s diverse natural habitats of lush forests, snow-capped mountain ranges, rivers and lakes, as well as arid deserts and the famous shrinking Aral Sea.