This ancient city is just one of the locations on the legendary Silk Road. From here the camel caravans followed on the desert often up to seven days to get to Kokand. Today it is possible to overcome the distance by train in just a few hours. On the one hand, the city is rich in a variety of retail outlets, enchanting shops and also the big bazaars with the aroma of spices, beautiful fabrics and the most delicious cuisine. The spirit and the cultural aura of Kokand formed over the centuries. Here, on the Silk Road, it was the most important point of intersection of cultures and mutual enrichment of the East and West. The ancestors of this land communicated with merchants, travelers and itinerant scholars, poets and thinkers from various countries over the centuries, cognizing the wisdom and exploring new verges of our life. Discover it with matchless travel to Uzbekistan with your best guide to oriental pearl. Under the influence of Islamic culture the importance of art acquired in courteous communication and behavior in the social life of Kokand people. There are many subtle interaction codes, which were required to master the appropriate education, training and the environment. Nurtured for centuries outlook and social skills have become an important part of the culture and the modern generation.
Sightseeing in Kokand
History of Kokand
Pages of history. At the crossroads of Medieval
Kokand was also the largest trading center on the Silk Road, known for its numerous caravanserais, where merchants stayed on camels laden with goods.
History says that Russian merchants brought utensils and textiles, the traders from India - tea and skin, and silk comes from China. Trade was carried out on the covered bazaars. Despite the relentless scorching sun, shopping arcade with overlaps protect merchants from the heat.
For lovers of carpets this city has always had a special significance. Kokand carpets made of camel wool, decorated with patterns, and are highly valued in Europe. Here there is a great choice of them.
Narrow streets lead past old houses to the mausoleums, palaces and mosques. It is impossible to get lost, because all roads lead to the grand old city wall, where you can go to the starting point of his journey - to one of the two main gates of pearl of the East.
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The city of Uzbekistan is known worldwide for the unique art of wood carving. Kokand craftsmen are trying to keep the old traditions of hand craft and pass them to the young generation. Boys learn the secrets of making majolica with floral and geometric patterns, wood carving.
Until now, are examples of high art doors, made Kokand masters dating back to XVI century, when the city reached its peak and shogird - students recreate this beauty in their work.
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