For travelers searching for a hidden gem, Uzbekistan is the ideal destination. The country is rich with history, culture, and beautiful landscapes. It's also got its fair share of shopping opportunities. There's something for every type of traveler. Although the prospect of paying for an international flight may be daunting, once travelers get to Uzbekistan they usually find that most things are inexpensive. The low cost of living in Uzbekistan increases spending power for westerners, even on modest budgets. That means Uzbekistan a great place to visit without breaking the bank.


1. The Registan

Samarkand, an Uzbek city near the Tajikistan border, is home to the Registan. This historic site is a typical example of Uzbek architecture. Building in this style are traditionally designed with domes, mosaics, and arched doorways. If you're into art or history, the Registan is a good place to start. At night, visitors may be treated to a light and sound show that highlights the building's impressive architecture.

"Guri Amir Mausoleum under dramatic sky, Samarkand, Uzbekistan" Tarzan9280 / Getty Images

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