Tourist Attractions of Termez

 

There are a lot of historical and architectural monuments around the southernmost Uzbekistan city of Termez. They date back to various times, with the earliest of them having lasted since the Kushan Kingdom of the 1st century. Among them stand out the ancient settlement site Dalverzintepe - the oldest Buddhist structure in Uzbekistan, Karatepa Complex and the Buddhist stupa Zurmala, and the monuments showing the expansion of Islam in Central Asia: Kyrk-Kyz Fortress showing great medieval architectural mastery, the khanqah (Sufi monastery and hospice) Kukildor-Ota - one of the most venerated Termez sights, the splendid architectural ensemble Sultan Saodat, and Khakim-at-Termezi Mausoleum, which is worshipped by Muslims  all over the world.

Sultan Saodat Ensemble

Sultan Saodat Ensemble

Sultan Saodat ensemble extends from the East to the West, and is 70m long. Unlikely half of its buildings remained till nowadays. Original ensemble burial vault consists of two premises (the mausoleum and the mosque), covered with domes, and aivan (arched vestibule), connecting both premises. There are two entrances in the side walls: from the North - into the mausoleum, from the South - into the mosque. The frontispiece strikes by simplicity and grace of decoration, all the more sight astonishing, completed from burnt bricks: “herringbone”, geometry shapes, buds. There are flat niches along the full length of mausoleum walls, decorated with “bows”. The whole space of the mausoleum is occupied by rectangular faceless headstones nowadays.

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Site of ancient settlement Dalverzintepe

Site of ancient settlement Dalverzintepe

Dalverzintepe is an object of steadfast attention not for nothing. This surprising place draws scientists by revealing the set of secrets of history course. An inquisitive person will be tempted by Dalverzintepe with a surprising finding - a treasure of gold things in weight of 36 kg, consisting of rings, necklaces, etc.,  that speaks about undoubtedly high skills of jewellers of that time. People with the developed spirituality will be brought here by a world famous Buddhist sanctuary. Romanticists will be interested by love and insidiousness legend. But all should be in sequence.

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Minaret Of Djarkurgan

Minaret Of Djarkurgan

The monument of Islamic architecture of the times of Baktriya kingdom, minaret of Djarkurgan - is 60 km away from Termez in the village of Minor. It is unique historical monument on which there is the name of the craftsman, who created it, - Ali ibn Muhammad from Serahsa. The minaret was erected in 1108-1109 AD and initially represented construction of forty-meter height, the vertical axis deviation of which in course of time was brought to approximately 2 degrees. Scientists assume that the minaret of Djarkurgan was either uncompleted, or destroyed.

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Kirk-Kiz Fortress

Kirk-Kiz Fortress

Kirk-Kiz Fortress was built in IX-X c AD. It is located in Termez area, in Namuna village. This building is nothing but residence of samanid emir, who loved to be far from the noise and dust of a big city in Summer time, and with this aim built for himself this construction. The names of architects who created architectural poetry of the fortress just with usual clay are unknown, and time mills “ground” the biggest part of the building. But even today it is possible to see remained fragments of the beautiful paint on the arches.

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Karatepa complex

Karatepa complex

Karatepa complex (“Black hills”) was the Buddhist culture centre in II-IV c AD. Erected on the three sand hills, Karatepa complex is situated on the North-East of the site of ancient settlement of Old Termez and has the square of eight hectares. Earlier the complex was consisting of tens of monasteries and temples in the form of on ground-cave erections. Those where cut out on the hillsides buildings from airbricks and pahsa (packed clay) or dug out in the quaternary sandstone caves.

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Hakim At-Termezi Mausoleum

Hakim At-Termezi Mausoleum

On high shore of Amu Darya, on the South-West of the site of ancient settlement Old Termez one can see blue domes of restored nowadays one Sufi order sheikh burial vault. This architectonic monument is the mausoleum of the «wise man from Termez» - Hakim at-Termezi, whose full name is Abu Abdulloh ibn Hasan ibn Bashir. He was the great theorist of Islamic Sufism, the outstanding scientist and the dervish order founder.

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Buddhist Stupa Zurmala

Buddhist Stupa Zurmala

Buddhist Stupa Zurmala by the spherical form similar to a funeral barrow, reminds live of fragility of life and symbolizes parinirvana - the death of Buddha and his burial place. In the first years after the death of Buddha stupas were a kind of God's houses where in cubic shaped box they stacked a lock of hair from his head, a rag of his clothes, a piece of his relics.

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Termez Archeological Museum

Termez Archeological Museum

Termez archeological museum is located in Termez city on At-Termeziy road and was formed on 24 October 2001; starting from 2 April 2002 in honor of 2500 anniversary of Termez the doors of museum are open for all.

Museum is reach with archeological findings: ancient coins, items of painting, sculptures, objects of life and etc. The total sum of 27000 priceless treasures of history! There fifteen staffs are working in scientific-educational department, who make excursions in Russian, Tajic, Persian, and English languages

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Fayaztepa complex

Fayaztepa complex

Fayaztepa is a Buddhist temple-monastic complex, found by Tashkent archeologist L.I.Albaum in 1963. It is located one kilometer away to the North-West from the site of ancient settlement of Old Termez. This historical monument was named in honour of the director of Surkhan Darya regional museum of local lore R.F.Fayazova, who contributed a lot in 1968 into the studying of this surprising place and by that helped archeologists to make many historical discoveries.

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Kukildor-ota Hanaka

Kukildor-ota Hanaka

Hanaka (sacred dwelling place) Kukildor-ota is one of the most esteemed sights of Termez. Built in X c, it is one of the few hanakas in the Central Asia, which is distinguished by imagination striking frontal composition, decorated with multiple vivid patterns. The sublimity of hanaka’s architecture testifies that it was restored in XV c, in the Temurids epoch.

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