The climate can be described as steppe, very arid with minimal rainfall. The summer is hot, and the winters are often cold, but snowless.
Arriving in Karshi, do not forget to buy souvenirs depicting local attractions as a keepsake. In the city you can find painted dishes with the image of local ornaments, book holders, wooden caskets with carved patterns and, of course, jewelry made by local craftsmen from precious and semiprecious metals.
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When traveling in Uzbekistan, in no case do not exclude Karshi from your gastronomic map. One of the most iconic dishes here is lamb tandoor-gosht seasoned with zira baked according to recipes that came to us from ancient times. Another dish of local cuisine that will not leave you indifferent is samsa! It is impossible to convey this magical smell of samsa just pulled out of the tandoor. It is usually served with hot tomato sauce. Among the abundance of dishes that are prepared here, one can distinguish Kashkadarya pilaf, chuchvara (small dumplings) and nohot shurpa. They also make a unique drink made of sour milk called a chalop.
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 ☪️☦️✡️✝️
The Karshi Bridge was built in 1583 and is now considered one of the oldest surviving bridges in Central Asia.
☪️ Kok-Gumbaz Mosque is considered the largest and most beautiful mosque in the city. It was built in the 16th century on the site of the more ancient Namazgoh mosque.
☪️ The Odina Mosque and Madrasah is the first and only women's educational institution in the region. It was built on the site of the palace of Kebek Khan, who was a descendant of Chagatai, the son of Genghis Khan. Today in this complex there is not a large museum that is open to daily visits and memorable photos!
According to archaeologists, the first settlement in the city appeared around the 7th century BC. At the same time, the first defensive wall was erected around the city, the ruins of which have survived to this day. At that ancient time, the settlement was called Navtak, which in translation from Sogdian means “new building”.
The city was located on the territory of the Great Silk Road, so it was a tidbit for the conquerors. A path passed from Samarkand and Bukhara to India through it.
Then, in the interval between the 9th and 14th centuries, the city was called Nakhshab and in 1346, on the orders of Tameralan, a fortified palace was erected here, due to which the city received its modern name - Karshi, which translates from Turkic as “fortification”. Since that time, the city has constantly flourished and improved.
During the reign of the Sheibanid dynasty, the peak of its development came and by the XVIII century it was the second city in the Bukhara Khanate. Now the city of Karshi is already 2700 years old and it is the administrative center of Kashkadarya region. The city has preserved many historical attractions.