Central Asia

Central Asia is a region in Asia that extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. The zone consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It is often referred to colloquially as 'the stans' as the countries commonly considered to be as countries commonly considered to be within the region, all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan" meaning "land of" Various neighbouring areas are often also considered part of the region. Central Asia has traditionally been closely connected to its nomad cultures and the Silk Road. 

 

Destinations in Central Asia