Situated on the intersection of ancient trade routes, Margilan is located in the south of Fergana valley. Margilan Attractions those grab everyone's attention towards itself, includes the famous silk factory, madrasah and mosque. As the home of the largest silk factory in Uzbekistan and part of caravans trade route which is from china to the west, Margilan city is known among the best Uzbekistan Destinations.
Uzbekistan Tours are famous among the visitors, as it is not limited to archaeological beauties like monuments with great architecture, gorgeous domes with turquoise colour, carved design on the madrassahs, mosques and marvellous design with geometric patterns. The uniqueness of Uzbekistan Tours lies on the varieties specifications of different regions. Margilan, 15 kilometres north of Fergana city, is one of the great examples among Uzbekistan Destinations.
Dating back to 2,000 years old, the city got its name from Alexander, the Great. As per the legend, Alexander gave the name Murginan after tasting a dish made of bread and chicken offered by the local people. As the dish was delicious for him, Alexander gave the name Murginan to the entire area and Margilan comes from the same name.
Another story tells that the city got its name from the word marg of the Sogdian language which mean meadow or grassland. As the city lies on the previous location of an oasis, the city got its name as Margilan.
From 1598 to 1876, Margilan was a part of the Kokand Khanate of Fergana valley and during the reign of Soviet Union, Margilan became a district town.
Margilan - Centre Of Silk-Noil Spinning is definitely famous for the silk products in Central Asia. As this town is home of some great craftsmen, famous for weaving the impressive silk materials with magnificent designs without taking help of any machinery. Watch the work of Khan-atlas fabric, one of the famous Margilan Attractions, which were exported to Europe and the Middle East along the Silk Road route.
As the city is only 38 kilometres from Fergana valley, one can go for the trekking. Enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic landscape of the valley, especially in spring and autumn season, the Best Time To Visit Uzbekistan.
The Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah : Visiting Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrassah to watch the mix of oriental and European architecture is one of the interesting Things To Do In Margilan. It was built in 19th Century for the purpose of providing educations to scholars and known as one of the youngest madrasahs in Uzbekistan.
Margilan Silk Factories : Famous among all Margilan Attractions, the two silk factories are in Margilan. The popularity of one of them is because of the largest enterprise producing Khan-atlas in Central Asia and the whole silk production process is computer-aided. Up to date there is the only factory which preserved a manual method of silk production and this is Yodgorlik Margilan Factory.
Established in 1972, the factory's staff numbers are 450 people among which majority of them is women. Every month the factory produces up to 6,000 m of fabric including natural silk and half-silk fabric.
KhojaAdbul Aziz Madrassah : Today, KhojaAdbul Aziz Madrassah is not functioning as madrassahs but it offers surplus amount of fine collection of photos of ancient era.
Chakar mosque and Toron-Bazar Mosque : Known as the main religious centres in Margilan, Toron-Bazar mosque was erected during 19th Century, whereas, Chakar mosque was built on the site of an old, dilapidated building.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry