Termez is the southernmost city of Uzbekistan, which is located on the right bank of the Amudarya. The city has a history of more than 2500 years. The first mention of the city found in the VI century BC., when the city was a part of the Achaemenid state. Termez was later conquered by Alexander the Great.
During its history, its name has changed several times. During the reign of Demetrius, the city was called Demetrix, and under the Kushan kingdom, it was named Talimi (Tami, Toumi) and was a Buddhist center, and later was captured by the Arabs.
In the 9th-10th centuries, Termez became a major center, where handicrafts, science and culture, and trade flourished.
Then the city was repeatedly conquered by various nations, was destroyed by Genghis Khan, and resurrected practically from the ashes of the Timurids.
Near the city is the Friendship Bridge, which connects Uzbekistan with Afghanistan.
Modern Termez includes industrial enterprises, cultural and educational centers.
Sights of Termez
There are many Buddhist shrines here. The Buddhist monastery on the hill of Karatepa is more than 2,000 years old. Also there are such interesting places like the Kir-Kyz Palace, the Sufi al-Hakima-at-Tirmidhi mausoleum, the Sultan Saadat mausoleum, the Buddhist temple complex Fayaz-tepa, the Alexander Nevsky temple.
The photo shows architectural monuments and historical sites of Termez, but one can only feel all their magnificence by personally visiting these places.
Free access to some sites is closed, due to the proximity of the border with Afghanistan, the presence of military facilities. Therefore, it is necessary to take excursion tours to Uzbekistan (link to m.p). We offer you our professional services.