In Ferghana, the weather is the same as in the whole valley. Winter is quite mild and minus temperatures are not so frequent, but an abrupt cooling can happen. At such moments, you always need to have warm things in stock. Fortunately, this does not happen often and if it happens, then a maximum of a couple of days. In the summer, there is a stable heat, which only occasionally breaks by the hot dry wind called "Garmsil".
The Ferghana Valley is famous for its handicraft workshops. And it’s not just that! The most common gifts from Ferghana are pottery, woodwork and, of course, weaving artworks - Khan Atlas, Adras and Silk. If you do not spend much precious time and go to Rishtan, which is only 50 km from the city, then you will fall into a ceramic paradise! It was in this town that that unique painting with lead glaze and semi-earthenware dishes known as “chini” originated.Buy souvenirs and gifts online
In Ferghana, they cook a very unusual pilaf. As in the whole valley, special type of rice are used to prepare this dish, called devzira. This rice has an unusual, red-brown hue and, due to its taste, it is ideal for pilaf! To get a unique flavor, garlic is traditionally used. It is put whole before adding rice. Just like in the whole valley, wonderful fruits grow in Ferghana. The gifts of local gardens are sold in large numbers, not only in bazaars and shops, but also along roads at the entrance to the city and right next to the houses of some people. It costs all this very cheaply, so fruit in Ferghana is a huge abundance. Here you can also try different sweets and other dishes of national cuisine, such as halva, baklava, manti, lagman, kebab, shurpa and so on.
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 ☪✝✡☦
Ferghana is located in the southern part of the Ferghana Valley and is considered one of the youngest cities in Uzbekistan. It was founded in 1876, after the accession of the Kokand Khanate to the Russian Empire. The construction site was only 12 km. from Margilan and received the name New Margilan.
One of the landmark buildings of the city is considered a military fortress. Being in the very center of the city, the fortress began to form all around itself new streets. Near the fortress was built a large park, "Sanat Saroyi". In 1907, the city was renamed Skobolev, in honor of the military governor of the Ferghana region, Mikhail Skobolev, and finally in 1924 the city gets its final name - Ferghana!
Now Ferghana is one of the most important industrial centers in Uzbekistan. Its noticeable growth began only in the 20th century and reached its peak after independence. At the moment, the city meets all the rules for a great time. There are practically no ancient sights in the city, but this does not hinder to enjoy the beauty of its shady streets with centuries-old trees, modern infrastructure, parks and infinitely kind people! In the suburbs of Ferghana there are also a lot of great places to relax.
For example, in the foothills of the Alai Range, among the boundless greenery of gardens, is the village of Chimen, whose healing sources are known throughout the valley. Thanks to these sources, the largest balneological sanatorium “Chimen” was built in Central Asia.