Bukhara (formerly known as Bokhara in 19th century English) is the one of the largest cities in Uzbekistan with a population of around 250 000. Strategically located on the ancient Silk Route, the city experienced quick growth and wealth and this is reflected in the architecture and history to todays visitors.
From the Bukhara Travel Guide
From Bukhara on the Silk Road eastwards: no silk today, cotton instead. Along a completely straight road to Qarshi irrigation channels in disrepair from Soviet times and abandonded fields, where thick salt crusts don't allow for any agriculture. Still cotton is grown and processed in the area ...
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