This is a selection of resources on Discovering Samarkand available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
NLB print and digital resources
Walking to Samarkand: The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia
This book presents journalist Bernard Oliver’s account of the second leg of his epic journey as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road from Turkey to Samarkand.
Retrieved from OverDrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.
A jewel on the Silk Road: Once part of the Silk Road trading route, Samarkand is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia
In this article, the author shared his journey in Samarkand. He described his visits to the various attractions, which included Timur’s mausoleum, famous mosques and madrasahs, as well as the city’s old town, which is off the usual tourist track.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central. (myLibrary ID is required to access this database).
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Uzbekistan comes out from the cold
Samarkand is described as the “crown jewel of the Silk Road, with its spectacular architecture, exotic cuisine and welcoming natives.” With tourist numbers expected to grow, this article explores the changes that have taken place in Uzbekistan under its president and its trade and investment climate.
Social and economic development of Samarkand region over five years
This article takes a look at the development of the Samarkand region over the past five years. The region’s gross regional product (GRP) for 2017-2020 grew 11 percent and amounted to 43.8 trillion soums. Samarkand seeks to become a center for MICE tourism (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) and international conferences.