My husband read about the findings of mathematician in Uzbekistan and wanted to go to see the observatory.
We like looking at buildings and from the photos we saw this was the place to see some amazing ones. We are also interested in history so the exploits of Timor and Gengis Khan were known to us and we wanted to see the places for ourselves.
The guide was excellent. Said introduced us to many local restaurants and places which made the trip special and personal. We did not feel packaged.