Uzbekistan is an outstanding place. Most of its magnificent exotic sites are more than two millennia old. This country of ancient civilizations used to be a part of the Silk Road. Later on these lands were conquered by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Timur. It is important to visit great splendid mosques and mausoleums of Samarkand, look into the Ark fortress and old town of Bukhara, wander along twisting narrow streets of ancient Khiva. But for better idea of what is Uzbeksitan we offer to see the places beyond the standard itinerary.