Kokand is another ancient city of Uzbekistan, located in its eastern part, in the region of the Fergana valley. The legendary Great Silk Road linking China and Europe lay through it. In the 10th century, the city was called Kakavend and was a major shopping center. Later in the 13th century, the Mongols destroyed it almost to the ground.
Around the 18th century, the city was revived and became the fortress and capital of the Kokand Khanate. Almost 300 mosques were erected here, and Kokand became a huge religious center.
Modern Kokand is an old and new city, completely different from each other.
Kokand is home to many prominent personalities. Writers Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, folk poet of Uzbekistan Sobir Abdullah, Abdullah Kahhor were born here.
Sights of Kokand
If you decide to visit Kokand, then go to the old part of the city, where there are many architectural monuments. You can see their beauty in the photo, but it’s better to see them personally.
Visit the Norbutabi Madrasa, Jami Mosque and Zami Minaret, Dakhma-i-Shahon Tomb, Kamol Qazi Madrasa, the tomb of the women of Modari Khan, the magnificent and luxurious Khudoyar-Khan Palace (“Urda”). All these monuments of architecture were erected in the 18th century and made in the Central Asian style of the time.
We offer you unforgettable tours to Uzbekistan (link to main page) with a visit to Kokand.