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The city of Navoi is situated in the beautiful Zarafshan valley. It was founded in 1958 and is considered as the youngest regional center of Uzbekistan. In the ancient times, the Great Silk Road past on the territory of this modern industrial city named after great poet Alisher Navoi. Also according to the archeological excavations, the territory of modern was the cultural heart of Sachs and Bactrians.

In Navoi region, there is a fascinating city – Nurata. It can be considered as the most exotic cities due to its piedmont location. The great Fortress of Alexander the Great, Mosque of Khasan and Khusan brothers, Chashma complex which includes Djuma mosque, burial place and a sacred spring, Rabat Malik caravanserai and Namazgokh mosque are some of few sights of Nurata. When visiting Nurata, do not miss the opportunity to see the mysterious petroglyphs of Sarmishsai. 

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Sarmishsai  

The Sarmishsai petroglyphs, according to scientists, belong to the Bronze age and some of them are dated back to the Late Stone Age and the Eneolithic. Masterpieces of ancient graphic art are found on the south slop of Karatau mountains. Here you can see over 4000 different pictures. This territory has always been known as a cult spot. From ancient times this was a place of various rites. If you want to touch the history and personally see the mysterious petroglyphs in Sarmishsai, you must definitely visit Nurata.

Caravanserai Rabat Malik

Rabat Malik Caravanserai was founded in the XI-th century along the Great Silk Road. This place used to be a residence of a noble dynasty of Karakhanids. But in the XIII-th century it became a camp of traders and travelers. Only the ruins were left until our days: walls and astonishingly well-reserved main portal. Locals name it as “Gates leading to steppe” or “Gates of Bukhara”.





Fortress of Alexander the Great in Nurata

Once the great Fortress of Alexander the Great in Nurata is still preserved until our days in the form of ruins. The fortress was built by the order Alexander the Great in IV-th century BC. It was used as strategically important structure between wild steppes and areas of agriculture. Today the remnants of Fortress of Alexander the Great are recognized as an important archeological monument in Uzbekistan.

Chashma complex

Chashma complex combines a well with the spring, Djuma mosque and Nur-ota mazar. This spring is considered saint. The constant temperature of the water is 19,5 C. The scientists discovered 15 microelements in the water: gold, silver, bromine, iodine and others. The saint spring has many legends. As it is said, it was formed as a result of fallen meteorite. There are small fish without scale which are called “marinka”. Just like the spring itself, these fish are also considered saint and therefore, they cannot be used for food. Next to the spring there is a Djuma mosque that fascinates tourists with a big number of columns and one of the biggest domes in the Central Asia.

Namazgokh Mosque

Namazgokh Mosque was founded in X-th century. Emir Abdullah after six centuries reconstructed the building. Namazgokh Mosque in Nurata distinguishes itself with its unique roof decorated with over twenty domes.