Uzgen complex

When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will get acquainted with the Uzgen complex. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and to visit such historical and cultural place. In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it in 54 kilometers from Osh on the right bank of the Kara Darya River. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will allow you to discover the Uzgen city, which is considered to be a center of commerce on the way from the Fergana Valley to Kashgar in the II-I centuries BC. Uzgen city was the second capital of the Karakhanid state in the XI-XII centuries, so thus, the Uzgen minaret was built in the period of the heyday dynasty. In your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to see lot of beautiful minarets and mausoleums in which was built during the Karakhanid nobility. The initial height of the Uzgen minaret is about 45 meters, but after destruction it got height of 27.5 meters. Generally, the minaret consists of three parts. You will see the square base with a depth of two meters with sides of nine meters which is made of stones. If you go lower, you will notice the minaret in octahedral base with a height of about five meters. It is built of burnt bricks. On the southern side, at a height of two meters, you will see an entrance to the minaret. The Uzgen minaret has a cylindrical shape in the middle which goes upwards. The diameter of the minaret at the bottom is eight meters, in the upper part is about six. Uzgen minaret has a spiral staircase of 53 steps. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed of an adhan (call to prayer).