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Aside from the ruins of Alexander the Great's fortress, a mausoleum that dates from the ninth century and a mosque from the sixteen century, I must admit that the city of Nurata came across as quite depressing. The dusty, modern center isn't a very inviting place to stay, despite the region's obvious virtues.
One tip: skip Nurata but do explore the surrounding countryside, which offers a range of different options, from the foothills of the Pamir Alay mountains (although the foothills still reach more than 2,000 meters!) or the elevated mountain plateaus where a stay in a yurt is always a possibility. it's also one of the last cities in Uzbekistan where you have the option of enjoying the countryside; further west, you head into the great desert plains.