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Why visit Uzbekistan

The age of Margilan recently exceeded 2000 years. It is one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan. Until today Margilan was famous for the production of khan-atlas, weaved and painted in hand with ancient technology. There are numerous legends of how the city was named, one of which connects it with Alexander the Great. Once the commander decided to personally visit the city and the locals came to know in advance and prepared for his visit. Alexander the Great was cordially met with the chicken and bread since they knew that chicken meat was very much loved by the Romans. This special dish was named “Murginon”. The conqueror was fascinated by the this treating and for this honor the city was named as Margilan.


Pir-Siddik architectural complex

One of the brightest and ancient sightseeings of Margilan is the architectural complex of Pir-Siddik. It was founded on the XVIII-th centry and consists of garden with the burial, minaret, mosques and a pigeon hawk. Pigeons are honored in Margilan as sacred birds. There are a number of legends related to Pir-Siddik complex. One of them tells about the miraculous rescue of saint Pir-Siddik. During the assault on Margilan, the saint hid in the cave, and pigeons living there built a next and blocked the entrance to cave. The attackers decided not to get in there, thinking that if pigens are calm, there is nobody inside the cave.

Yodgorlik Silk Factory

Margilan’s Yodgorlik Silk Factory was opened in 1972, which was at that time the largest in the Fergana valley. Until today the factory is considered as the best producer of silk in Uzbekistan. The factory serves the purpose of resurrecting the ancient traditions of handmade production of silk. You can see the complex process of silk production with your own eyes in the Yodgorlik Silk Factory.

Chakar mosque

Chakar mosque was built in the beginning of XXth century on the place, where there used to be a great Margilan mosque. Only the summer structure was preserved as the memory from the past. Chakar mosque is not vast in size and decoration, however, the subtle outlook and harmonic combination of colors makes it one of the famous monuments of Margilan.

Sayid Akhmad Khodja madrassah

Sayid Akhmad Khodja madrassah is one of the most original monuments in Margilan. It was built in the XIXth century. One can see a European influence in its architecture that makes Said-Akhmad Khodja mosque resemble from other many buildings of that time. Today, this educational institution accommodates students who learn Koran. The doors of madrassah are always open for the believers.