Suleiman Mountain Museum


What appears to be a gigantic Georgian lady's bonnet protrudes from a southwestern crag of Suleiman Too. This marks the exit hole of a cave within which a museum attempts to illustrate the region's histo-religious development. However, it's most interesting for the glass-sphere lamps and the views as you exit (via steep stairs past mangy stuffed animals). Trilingual photo panels explain which crevice on Suleiman Too is appropriate for curing which ailment.

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1. Suleiman Too

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This five-peaked rocky crag seems to loom above the city wherever you go. It has been a Muslim place of pilgrimage for centuries, supposedly because the…

2. Dom Babura

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3. Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burhiya

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4. Mosque of Mohammed Yusuf Bai Haji Ogli

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5. Osh Regional Museum

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7. Rabat Abdullakhan Mosque

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8. Three-Storey Yurt

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