Sightseeing in Kokand
Kokand is really rich in tourist attractions, the cause of which was the fact that it was the capital of a medieval Kokand Khanate.
You could not take your eyes off from the patterns of green and turquoise tiles on the facade of the mosques of Kokand. It ends with the splendor of Eastern architecture domes, which reach heights of forty meters. These mosques are some of the most beautiful architectural structures in the Islamic world. And they were built in the Middle Ages the rule of Tamerlane.
These legendary structures are only one of the many magnificent buildings of this ancient city. Richly decorated with magnificent temples, mausoleums, madrasas and other Kokand sights show the uniqueness and diversity of Islamic culture.
To get a sense of what life was in the past centuries, you need to make a trip to the old town. Its streets have kept the identity and charm of past centuries that attract the attention of tourists all over the world.
Kokand can be called a cultural phenomenon, in fact combines magnificent architecture, parks with picturesque places, and other aspects of urban life. Its history is a certain myth that was created and carried within us. Stories, anecdotes, myths, legends are an essential part of its lively atmosphere and spirit. Even true stories, becoming part of folklore and everyday consciousness, acquire mythological elements or shape. Thus becomes a part of the mythology of urban reality of this eastern city like Kokand.
This Kokand sights can immerse you in the atmosphere of the medieval tales of Scheherazade.
Kokand Regional Studies Museum
A special place in the cultural life of Kokand belongs to the museums. There are seven museums in the city. Kokand Regional Studies Museum was opened in 1925 in the residence of the local ruler Khudayar Khan (the eleventh governor from the Uzbek dynasty of the Mings in the Kokand khanate).
One of the attractions of Kokand is Kamol-Kazi Madrasah, built in 1830-1832 in the classical traditions of architecture of Kokand. This small in size building is located in the west of Jami complex.
Mukimi museum in Kokand
One writer once said that in Kokand even babies in the crib are crying in rhyme. Local residents have been always distinguished by the particular thirst for knowledge, gift of words and the high culture of speech. Kokand has long been famous as a heart of education and writing. Khuvaydo, Nadira, Uvaysi worked here. Later this place became the cradle of a new wave of writers - Mukimi, Furkat and others. There are not many cities where you can see several literary museums. But Kokand has three literary museums. And Mukimi Museum is one of these.
Kokand is not only a place where ancient monuments perfectly preserved, but also the birthplace of many talented people. The founder of Uzbek literature, poet and playwright Khamza Khakimzade Niyazi was born here.
In the XVIII – XIX centuries, during the period when Kokand was the center of huge and large state, many big and beautiful mosques were erected in the city. In compliance with written sources it is known that there were 230 quarterly and 18 Friday mosques in the capital city of the Kokand khanate.
Modari Khan Mausoleum
The history of the construction of the mausoleum Modari Khan linked with the name of the famous Uzbek poetess Nadira. Her poems entered the golden treasury of Uzbek poetry, and buildings built on the behest of Kokand.
In the XIX century in Kokand were forty madrasah - Islamic higher education institutions. Unfortunately, up to now remained only a few of them, including the largest in madrasah - Narbuta-biy. It was constructed down in the middle of the XVIII century on Chorsu square.
Dakhma-yi Shah (Shrine of kings) is a burial place of Narbutabiya and his descendants. It was built in 20-ies of the XIX century and is located in Kokand.
Bibi-Buvaida mausoleum is a lady's tomb where buried mother and wife of Shokhi Jalil. It is located 20 km from Kokand and was constructed in 1823. Although the mausoleum of a mother and son are located in various cemeteries, despite the considerable distance separating them, they built on the same axis - from one another mausoleum is visible.
Each khanates of the Turan had its own grand citadel. One of these monuments is a Citadel (Urda) that was constructed by the order of last Kokand ruler Khudayarkhan in 1872.