Namangan

Namangan

The center of Muslim culture

Namangan is a third largest city in Uzbekistan after Tashkent and Samarkand, Namangan is located in the northern part of the Fergana Valley, 200 km south-east of Tashkent (on the road about 300 km).

This city has many ancient places such as bewitching ruins of the ancient city Ahsikent that was the capital of the Fergana Valley from 10 to 13 century.

 Namangan

Also near Namangan there is a spa resort Chartaksay, functioning on the basis of iodine-bromine mineral water. In the mountain spurs of Chatkalsky ridge there is the valley of the river Padshaatasay with numerous recreational areas.

Namangan is known also as a craft center, which to this day they do potters, goldsmiths, coppersmiths, blacksmiths, weavers, dyers, calico-printer fabrics, shoemakers. By the way, this is one of the reasons why you should visit not only Namangan, but also the entire Fergana valley. Here, you can purchase an exclusive set of crafts.

Namangan sights. Why go there?

 Namangan sights. Why go there

This city has many ancient places such as interesting ruins of the ancient city Ahsikent that was the capital of the Fergana Valley from 10 to 13 century. Also near Namangan in the valley spa resort thre is Chartaksay "Chartak", functioning on the basis of iodine-bromine mineral water. In the mountain spurs Chatkalsky ridge there is the valley of the river Padshaatasay with numerous recreational areas.

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History of Namangan. The pages of past centuries

The word Namangan derived from the Persian Namak kan and can be translated as salt mine.

 History of Namangan. The pages of past centuries

Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of settlements in the territory of the town in the first century AD. The town was first mentioned in the autobiography of Babur "Baburname."

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