The continental climate is peculiar here, as in all regions of the country. For 247 days the sun shines here, mild winters and long summers have a favorable effect on agriculture. Sometimes the weather in the region is spoiled by the unpleasant winds called “Suchovei” draining the land, but these days do not last long.
For a long time this region was in a lifeless state due to lack of water resources, but thanks to the construction of a large number of irrigation structures and canals these days, the region has become one of the most important regions for the cultivation of white gold - cotton.
Markets and souvenir shops are a vivid reflection of the culture and life of the local population. And leaving each city, we take with us a piece of memories and impressions of our journey. Gulistan's souvenir shops abound with various antiquities and objects of national applied art. Bright and colorful carpets, copper and wood products, elegant hand-embroidered panels, skullcaps, bright - all this will become a worthy decoration of the interior of your home.
One of the main dishes in the Syr Darya region is fish. Since the region got its name from the Syr Darya River, which is rich in different types of fish, among which one can distinguish rainbow trout, pike, grass carp, carp, as well as several varieties of catfish. Also in the region, you can try local pilaf and many different dishes of Uzbek cuisine.
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 ☪️☦️✡️✝️
In the Uzbek-Chinese Garden of Friendship, you can have a wonderful time walking in the evening in a Chinese-style park.
🍇 Agrotourism is widely developed in the city and you have a unique opportunity not only to take unforgettable photos in vineyards, orchards and melons, but also to harvest a ripe and juicy crop yourself!
The Syr Darya region during its existence was part of many ancient states, starting with the empire of the Acheminids, the Arab caliphate, the Samanids, the empire of Amir Temur, and up to the Russian Empire and of course modern Uzbekistan. The administrative center of the region is the city of Gulistan, which means “flower land”.
The city itself can be considered new, since it arose along with the construction of the first irrigation canal in 1895 at the site of the settlement of Achchikuduk. At the same time, the first railway was made to the village, which gave a big impetus to its development. After the opening of the canal, the village is renamed to Mirzachul.
Cotton is also beginning to grow here, and thanks to the new channel, it soon becomes the main center for growing "white gold" in the entire region. By 1961, Gulistan became a full-fledged urban settlement. In Soviet times, the city did not differ much from hundreds of similar cities, and only after gaining independence began to acquire its own face. Now in the city there are no ancient monuments of architecture, but modern buildings are attractive because they used features of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan during the construction. Among the interesting places include the House of Nature, Park of Culture, and the Library.