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Kokand


The former capital of Kokand khanate

Kokand (ancient names: Khavakend, Khuvakand) is a city in South-West of Fergana valley, known approximately from the X century AD. The heyday of the city falls on the XVIII century, when it became a capital of the powerful Kokand khanate. Foreign travelers who visited Kokand during that period, wrote that Kokand is about six times larger than Khiva, and twice larger than Bukhara. Kokand of that time consisted of dwelling blocks – mahallas; in the end of XIX century there were about 72 mahallas. The city was also a main religious center of Fergana valley in XVIII-XIX centuries, with more than 300 functioning mosques.

One of the tourism centers of Fergana valley

In the late XIX century, after the capture of Kokand by the army of Russian Empire and collapse of Kokand khanate, the city was partly rebuilt and saturated with modern administrative and commercial buildings, banks, mansions. Some of them were preserved to the present day, in particular: big Friday mosque Jami (1822), acting madrasah Norbuta-Biy (1799), a palace of the last ruler of Kokand khanate Khudayar Khan – Urda (1871), necropolis of Kokand khans Dakhmai-Shakhon (1825) and other buildings of the late XIX - early XX centuries. Nowadays Kokand is one of the centers of tourism in Fergana valley, attracting numerous tourists from abroad.


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City: Kokand
Guest rating: 6.3
Room price, from: $ 35

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City: Kokand
Guest rating: 6.3
Room price, from: $ 35

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City: Kokand
Guest rating: 6.3
Room price, from: $ 35

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