The blacked aridity all around oppressed me inexplicably, as though the city was dying instead of being restored (Thubron, 1995, p. 60)
Keywords: Bukhara Silk Road Uzbekistan Central Asia
Location grid reference: 39°47'N 64°26'E
World Heritage List Inclusion date: 1993
This former Central Asian trading hub of the medieval Silk Road is now a medium-sized city trying to reconstruct its former architectural glories in the context of Uzbekistan's post-Soviet market economy. World Heritage designation has facilitated extensive reconstruction programmes for major Bukharan Islamic monuments dating mostly from the sixteenth century. Development of ...