The reason why I chose Uzbekistan as the first stop of the round-the-world trip is simply coming from all my imagination about mysterious Central Asia, and the desire to see how the ancient silk road looks like today. From the high school time, in the history subject we have been learning a lot regarding the representative that China empire sent to the west, the exotic music prevailing in the Tang Dynasty, and the story of Timur. Saying has it that it’s much better to visit the places yourself than to read thousand pages of books. Therefore, I would really love to leverage this chance to visit Uzbekistan, the heart of Central Asia which had played as an important cultural exchange pivot in between EurAsia.
Uzbeks respect Timur as their national hero. In Tashkent, Samarkand and many other cities you may see the statue and the mausoleum of Timur which demonstrate the respect: