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Uzgen complex


We recommend you to visit the Uzgen complex if you travel in Kyrgyzstan. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to get inspired by the historical and cultural places in Kyrgyzstan. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you can easily find it in 54 kilometers from Osh on the right bank of the Kara Darya River. In general, the Uzgen city was a main commerce center for traders from the Fergana Valley to Kashgar in the II-I centuries BC. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to visit the Uzgen city as second capital of the Karakhanid state in the XI-XII centuries. The minaret was built in the period of the heyday dynasty. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to see many minarets and mausoleums which are considered to be the cultural heritage of republic. The initial height of the minaret is 27.5 meters. The Uzgen minaret consists of three parts. You will see the square foundation with a depth of two meters including sides of nine meters which are made of stones and sealed. In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be inspired by the lower part of the Uzgen minaret which has an octahedral base with a height of about five meters. It is built of burnt bricks. If you turn on the southern side, you will find an entrance to the minaret of two meters height. The middle part of the Uzgen complex has a cylindrical shape which goes upwards as well as the diameter at the bottom is eight meters and in the upper part - six. Going inside the minaret, you will find a spiral staircase consisting of 53 steps. During your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to hear sacred an adhan (call to prayer) read by mullah.