- it is small, but ancient city, covered with legends, in
piedmonts of Ghissar range.
Timur Taragai Tamerlan was born in the village of Hoja Ilgar,
near the city, and his childhood year were spent there. Later,
Timur promoted Shakhrisabz as he tried to increase its importance
as a cultural and political center.
The city is rightly considered its own particular culture
and an architectural school adopted by other Middle Age cities
of the Tumirids epoch.
Even after establishing his capital in Samarkand. Timur did
not forget his native city: returning back after his campaigns,
he always rested first in Kesh, and only then entered the
Timur arranged grandiose celebrations of his victories and
marked them with the construction of magnificent buildings
in his cities. Samarkand and Shakhrisabz were the most frequently
selected for the purpose. A door in each direction, and colorful
ornaments and traceries similar to those in Shakhrisabz are
found in the buildings, bazaars, hotels, houses and chaikhanas.
The amazing city of Shakhrisabz combines the modern and ancient,
industry and crafts preserved in the, monuments, dwellings,
and, of course, in the documents of the multicentury history
The Ak-Sarai Palace (meaning «beautiful», «clean», «white»,
«light» in Turkic) was the result. The passage of time and
the changing of dynasties, wars and the flow of nature took
their toll on the original striking beauty of the Palace.
Only two pylons of the entrance arch and a small fragment
of the eastern wall of this architectural masterpiece survived.
However, even these impress with the volume and height of
The most magnificent mausoleum is that of Jakhangir Timur's
son who was killed the age of Jakhangir doubtle was a talented
war leader are statesman, and Timur loved him more than any
of his other sons.
Also there is the Kok-Gum-baz Mosque in Kesh which was designed
and ordered by Ulugbek, and the town trade center Chorsu,
still used today.
The cave of Tamerlan it is a fabulous nature and historical
object located 80km far from Guissar mountains. The cave is
500m in lenght, decorated with calcitive stalactits, stalagmits,
and also with cristals that look like flowers. There is a
small lake inside the distant hall. Entrance to the cave is
located on the wall of vaste canyon that also is interesting
There is also imprints of twenty steps of dinozaurs into
the wall of the canyon.
Tash-Kurgan mountain settlement is very interesting too.
Its locals preserved centuries-old customs and way of life.
You can meet picturesque Zarmasskiy canyon.