Uzbekistan: Fergana Valley

Uzbekistan is probably the easiest country to travel in central Asia, and has a concentrated corridor of some of the biggest relics from the Silk Road era. Travelling in this country is fun – lots of delicious foods, very friendly people, and comfortable options to get around. Below are some of my favourite pictures from Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Travel Photos – Fergana Valley Edition

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The Ferghana valley stretches across eastern Uzbekistan, southern Kyrgyzstan and northern Tajikistan. I visited places on both Uzbek and Kyrgyz side, as well as the picturesque Tajik areas seen from an airplane. This valley is the heart of the Uzbek culture and relatively untouched by tourists. Being on a somewhat tight schedule, I was only able to spend a few days here and check out limited towns.

While here, I visited the towns of Fergana, Margilan, famous for its silk industry, and Rishton, famous for it’s ceramic pottery. Those are excellent spots to load up on good quality products and gifts.

There is a chic new train that runs from Tashkent to the Fergana valley every day in the morning, making a return trip in the evening. This train route, constructed with Chinese aid, burrows through a 19-km long tunnel under the mountain pass Kamchik. In the Fergana valley, it stops in the towns of Kokand, Margilan and Andijan.

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Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

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