“The Most Beautiful Country in the World”: Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendour

With stupefying landscapes to explore, marked by the remnants of ancient tribes and Silk Road travellers, Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to roam wild.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

In photos: the best of Central Asia

Exploring one of our favourite regions with our Photographer of the Month, Cynthia Bil.

Uzbekistan’s best Silk Road sights

Uzbekistan captures the imagination like nowhere else.

The Registan

Among the most iconic sights on the Silk Road, this central square is one of the world’s greatest examples of medieval Islamic architecture

Uzbekistan: beyond the Silk Road

Beyond the striking mosques, mausoleums and madrasas, Uzbekistan has plenty more to offer

Five reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

We choose five of our favourite things about Kyrgyzstan, one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

On the road in Uzbekistan

Join the author of our Uzbekistan guidebook as she shares pictures from the beautiful Asian country.