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Future tours arranged by Christine-Ann Richards:

 

 

CRAFTSMANSHIP IN CENTRAL ASIA

 

UZBEKISTAN & TAJIKISTAN

9th – 23rd October 2020

The Silk Road stretched from the Middle East to China and along which lie the famous cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.    This was the trade artery through which the great civilisations of the East and West exchanged not only produce, but also cultural ideas influencing architecture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, painting and calligraphy. Peoples, rulers and cultures have swept across the region's steppes, deserts and mountains for thousands of years.

 

‘From the blue-tiled splendour of Tamerlane’s Samarkand to the holy city of Bukhara, boasting a mosque for each day of the year, and beyond, Uzbekistan lays claim to a breath-taking architectural legacy.   Bound by sand and snow, fed by the melt-water from the Roof of the World, these fertile oases attracted the greatest travellers and conquerors in history, along the fragile threads of the Silk Road

 

Visiting Tashkent, Margilan, Rishtan, Kokand, Penjikent, Samarkand, Gidjuvan & Bukhara

LANDPRICE:  approx. £2,250
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: £325


INTERNATIONAL RETURN FLIGHT TO TASHKENT: TBA


Enquiries:  mail@christineannrichards.co.uk


 

Previous Tours
List of past tours arranged by Christine-Ann Richards:

 

RUSSIA:  The Golden Ring

14th – 25th July 2019

 

CHINA:  Sichuan Province & Jingdezhen

7th – 25th October 2018

 

CHINA:  Sichuan Province & the Tibetan Border

11th – 25th October 2017

 

CENTRAL ASIA:  The Silk Road:  Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan
7th – 21st June 2017

CENTRAL ASIA: The Silk Road
7th – 21st October 2016

CHINA: Southwest China and Laos
7th – 25th January 2015

CHINA: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in Eastern China
10th Anniversary Tour with Li Wenying

6th – 30th October 2013

CHINA: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in South East China
6th – 24th March 2012

CHINA: Indigo and Clay
19th March – 3rd April 2011

CHINA: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in North China
8th – 26th May 2010

CHINA: Western China & the Southern Silk Road
5th –  27th September 2008

CHINA: The ‘Mingei’ Tradition in Central China
26th February – 20th March 2008

UZBEKISTAN: The Silk Road in Central Asia

Sunday 20th – Tuesday 29th August 2006

 

CHINA: The ‘Mingei’ Tradition in South West China
Saturday 26th February – Sunday 20th March 2005

CELEBRATE: 25th Anniversary of 1st Craft Potters Association Trip to CHINA
& 1,000 years of Porcelain Production in Jingdezhen

October 2nd – 21st October 2003

UZBEKISTAN: THE SILK ROAD IN CENTRAL ASIA
16th September - 3rd October 2001

ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOCIETY TOUR TO CHINA

21st October - 11th November 2000