Andijan weather is not much different from the weather in the whole valley. Mild winters, during which minus temperatures are not so common, can occasionally change with a sharp cooling. At such moments, you always need to have warm things in stock. Fortunately, this does not happen often, and if it does, then a maximum of a couple of days.
The Ferghana Valley is famous for its handicraft workshops. And it’s not just that! The most frequent gifts from Andijan are pottery, woodwork and, of course, weaving artworks - Khan Atlas, Adras and Silk. If you spend a little precious time and go to the city of Shahrikhan, which is not far from Andijan, then you will fall into paradise for a knife lover. All knives are made there exclusively by hand, and the quality of their manufacture is famous throughout the country. Prices vary by material, hardening method and name of the master. When buying knives and other souvenir cutting works of local art, do not forget to take a certificate from the master confirming that it is a souvenir.
We can talk a lot about how meat is divinely prepared in different regions of Uzbekistan, but now we will move away from this topic and talk about those products that grow on the fruitful land of the Ferghana Valley. Of course, we will talk about a huge variety of fruits! According to legend, if you take an ordinary stick and stick it in the ground, then it will take root and will certainly begin to bear fruit! Already at the entrance to the city you can see many orchards with fruit trees, whose branches are bursting with ripe fruit. You can buy them right along the road and try them right in the same place. This is an indescribable feeling when on a hot day you bite off cool nectarine (locals call them bald peaches), and its juice flows down the cheek. Another very interesting drink is for sale here ... This is black mulberry juice! They say that if you drink it three times a day, you can live forever! It is also impossible not to isolate dried fruits. Dried apricots, dates, prunes and even a white mulberry tree, which can be added to tea and eat like seeds. Among all this diversity, one can find mountain medicinal herbs such as thyme, rayon, etc.
P.S. Pilaf must also be tried! It is made from special rice of the Devzira variety, which is ideal for pilaf because of its unusual taste.
An integral part of every trip is photography! In this section, we will introduce you to the most beautiful places in this city where you can make the best shots.
P.S. Do not forget that when visiting religious sights of Uzbekistan, it is advisable for women to cover open parts of the body (shoulders, back and legs). Such sights will be marked with symbols ☪️☦️✡️✝️
☪️ This place is called Bibi Seshanba, the name translates as Lady Tuesday. It is believed that this saint was associated with spinning and weaving from cotton.
Park named after Zakhiriddin Muhammad Bobur is a great place for walking and photography!
☪️ The Friday mosque of Andijan was built in the 19th century and occupies almost 1.5 hectares of land. On such a vast territory is a museum of art and literature.
In the southeast of the Ferghana Valley, is another ancient city of our Republic. This is Andijan. It can rightly be considered ancient as archaeologists have established that people lived in the city 2,500 years ago. In the distant VI century BC, when the Achaemenids conquered Central Asia, Andijan managed to maintain independence and this contributed to the creation of the state of Davan. And during the transition period, when people left bronze tools in the past and switched to iron, Davan was attacked by the Chinese Empire. The reason for this attack was the desire of the emperor U-di to capture the Argamaks, one of the oldest and very valuable breeds of horses. But China miserably lost this battle and the subsequent one, by the way, too.
In the IX century, the city became part of the Samanids and became one of the main cities of the Ferghana Valley. At this time, he was referred to as Andukan. Then, in the XIV century, during the reign of Amir Temur, the city reaches the peak of the development of science, culture and economy. Also in Andijan region, the city of Akhsikent, Zakhiriddin Muhammad Babur was born - a famous poet and commander, who already at the age of 11 became the ruler of Andijan. He is a representative of the Timurid dynasty and later the founder of the Mughal empire in India. It was his direct descendant, Shah Jahan, who built one of the Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal!
Andijan is currently the center of industry and engineering. The city has a factory for the production of cars and many large industrial enterprises.