- Osh region
Uzgen, one of the oldest cities in Kyrgyzstan, is located 56 km northeast of the city of Osh. The population of the city is about 50 thousand people. The city originated in the VII-IX centuries. And through it passed the trade route connecting Central Asia and Kashgar. In the XII century. Uzgen was the southern capital of the Karakhanid state. Until now, the city has preserved significant architectural monuments of the period. Among them is a unique architectural complex about 27 m high, in which the rulers of the Karakhanid dynasty are buried. All objects are built of baked bricks and ceramic parts, decorated with patterns and ornaments on the outside. Also in the city of Uzgen, you can see mosques built in the XIX century. Restored and open to the public.