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Termez - A view from our expert author


Packed with pre-Islamic history, this Buddhist town is so far south that getting to Termez is an adventure in itself.

The city of Termez is the final frontier. Few foreigners venture this far south, save those heading across the border into Afghanistan, and so making the journey seems like quite an adventure regardless of whether you are continuing across the border or not. From ancient Buddhist monasteries to medieval mausoleums, there is plenty to see, all nestled in the sweeping curve of the mighty Amu Darya.

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