The Ferghana Valley was the center of the ancient Great Silk Road it has 3000 years of history has amazing cultures, warm hospitality, old craftsmanship and authentic cuisine. It attracted travelers, Silk Road merchants and diplomats including Zhang Quan; a renowned Chinese diplomat from the 2nd century BC. It also played an important role as a bridge between East and West.
Ferghana is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Tiyan Shan and traversed the waters of Naryn and Syr Darya Rivers. The award-winning Silk Road Treasure Tours team is so excited to take our travelers to this fascinating part of Uzbekistan and give them extraordinary travel experience. Tours include a visit to the remote but charming villages, to enjoy Ferghana pilaf with locals and to have master classes with craftsmen who inherited the secrets of making ceramics, silk and carpets from their ancestors.
When I traveled to Ferghana Valley first time from my native city of Bukhara in 1996 I could only go to a limited number of sites. Places like Kokand Khudayarkhan Palace, Andijan Juma mosque and Dehkon bazaar. Now the Uzbekistan tourism infrastructure has been developed restoring many ancient sites. Now, previously closed legendary neighborhoods such as the outstanding Margilan Yodgorlik Silk Factory have been reintroduced into our new Uzbekistan tour itineraries. This new access has spawned new luxury boutique hotels and guests houses so travelers have new exciting enjoyable places to stay.