Attractions

Top Choice Bazaar in Margilon

Kumtepa Bazaar

The fantastic Kumtepa Bazaar, 5km west of Margilon centre, is a time capsule full of weathered Uzbek men in traditional clothing exchanging solemn greetings and gossiping over endless pots of tea. Rows of handmade k…
Top Choice Factory in Margilon

Yodgorlik Silk Factory

Margilon's main attraction is this fascinating factory, a block west of the central Dekon Bazaar. English-language guides can walk you through traditional methods of silk production from steaming and unravelling the…
Top Choice Palace in Kokand

Khan’s Palace

The palace of the Khan of Kokand, with seven courtyards and 114 rooms, was built in 1873, though its dazzling tiled exterior makes it look so perfect that you'd be forgiven for thinking it was as new as the modern p…
Bazaar in Andijon

Jahon Bazaar

Andijon’s Jahon Bazaar is the biggest bazaar on the Uzbek side of the Fergana Valley. There are silk stalls here, in case you miss Kumtepa Bazaar in Margilon. Sunday and Thursday are its busiest days. From Eski Baza…
Workshop in Margilon

Sayid Ahmad Hoja Medressa

This charming medressa was converted into a crafts centre more than a decade ago, with the former hujras (cell-like living quarters) now housing a suzani embroiderer, metal worker, copper chaser and cloth block prin…
Mosque in Kokand

Jami Mosque Museum

Kokand’s most impressive mosque, built by Umar Khan in 1812, is centred on a 22m minaret and includes a colourful 100m-long aivan (portico) supported by 98 red-wood columns brought from India. The entire complex has…
Museum in Rishton

Rishton Ceramic Museum

Of the thousand local potters who make a living from the legendary local loam, only a handful are considered true masters who still use traditional techniques. Among them is Rustam Usmanov, erstwhile art director of…
Market in Fergana

Fergana Bazaar

Fergana’s most appealing attraction is the modern bazaar, filled with good-natured Uzbek traders, leavened with Korean and Russian vendors selling homemade specialities. It sprawls over several blocks north of the c…
Mausoleum in Kokand

Dakhma-i-Shokhon

Entering the Narbutabey graveyard’s north gate from the street, proceed straight and you'll see the 1830s Dakhma-i-Shokhon (the tomb of Umar Khan and other family members) which has an elegant wooden portal carved w…
Mosque in Andijon

Jome Mosque & Medressa

Across from the Eski Bazaar is the handsome 19th-century Jome Mosque & Medressa, said to be the only building to survive the 1902 earthquake. It reopened as a working medressa in the 1990s, but was turned into a…