Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

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The Palace of Khudayar Khan in eastern Uzbekistan, known as the Pearl of Kokand, was the palace of the last ruler of the Kokand Khanate, Khudayar Khan. Daniel Mennerich / Flickr

Skift Take: Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan meet chicken-and-egg. An effort to revive the old Silk Road could mean huge tourism potential for those countries whose economies for so long were dependent on natural resources, especially as outbound Chinese travel grows. But how projects and the timing line up will play a huge role.

— Tom Lowry

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