Central Asia Cultures

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Zulya Rajabova is a professional educator, experienced guide and translator is from Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Growing up in a city with 3000 years of history, her playground included temples and monuments, ancient narrow laneways and the adobe home of her ancestors. Playing in the shadow of the old city minarets it was here that she first learned the word “Hello” from passing tourists, and experienced the excitement of international community. She knew from a young age that she wanted to share her passion for the history and cultures of Central Asia and has dedicated herself to cross-cultural exchange ever since.

After independence for Uzbekistan in 1991, her dream became a reality and she was a much sought-after guide and interpreter for foreign visitors; tourists, official and business delegations, student groups, historians, photographers, craftsmen, teachers and researchers from around the world. Since moving to the US several years ago Zulya has been sharing this excitement in presentations about the peoples and countries of Central Asia in museums, libraries, historical societies and universities in New York and New Jersey. Her passion and experience led her to found SILK ROAD TREASURE TOURS. She feels that a well-prepared traveler will get the most from their adventure and makes every effort to ensure that her clients benefit from her extensive knowledge and experience. Zulya Rajabova, president of Silk Road Treasure Tours, was recently named a Top Travel Specialist for Central Asia’s Silk Road for 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine http://cntrvlr.com/zulya Zulya is thrilled to be able to share with you the stories of her land, its culture, tradition, and legends. Come along on the voyage, be it from your armchair or in person, our caravans are waiting!

  • American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, NY 
  • Asia Society/Museum, Manhattan, NY
  • Bragg and Black River Middle School, NJ 
  • Chester Library, NJ 
  • Chester Lioness Club, NJ 
  • Chatham Women’s Club, NJ 
  • Columbia University, Harriman Institute, New York City 
  • College of New Jersey
  • Franciscan Oaks HC, Denville NJ
  • Dover Museum, NJ 
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ 
  • International Friend’s Club, New York, New Jersey
  • Manhattan Children\\'s Museum, New York City
  • Mendham Borough Historical Society, NJ 
  • Morristown Library, NJ 
  • Mount Freedom Jewish Center , NJ
  • Randolph Library, NJ 
  • Temple Shalom, Succasunna, NJ 
  • The Consulate General of Uzbekistan
  • The Consulate General of Kazakhstan
  • Turkistan-American Association
  • Turkish Cultural Center, New York
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