Magnificent and Unknown Samarkand

Yard of a private house in Samarkand. Image by Svetlana Astakhova.

LJ user Svetlana Astakhova takes [ru] her readers to a walk through the hidden streets of Samarkand, a city in Uzbekistan that used to be the center of the ancient Silk Road. Instead of posting photos of the city's famous landmarks, she shows what the less known Samarkand is like.

Start the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site