Sightseeing in Jizzakh

Sightseeing in Jizzakh

Memorial Complex of Sayd Ibn Abu Vakkos in Jizzakh

This Memorial is a place of worship for thousands of faithful Muslims. This monument ensemble covers an area of 14 hectares and entire complex is divided into 2 parts.The first part includes a small lake and a holy spring. The natural beauty of this place surprises the human eye. A large number of trees have turned the area of the lake in a large green park. On the banks of the lake found a large number of viewing zones from which you can admire the scenery of the place. The lake can be seen floating black fish that are considered as sacred and are listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The second part of the memorial complex forms towering over the mausoleum. It is known that Sayd Ibn Abu Vakkos was a resident of Mecca and he was appointed conductor of Hijra Arab troops that Caliph Umar ibn Hattob directed to Iran and Movarounnakhr to conquer these lands. Currently, the historical and architectural ensemble also includes a museum, which collection includes 2,000 artifacts, room for ritual meals (ehsonhana) and room for the imam of the mosque as well as a small orchard.Central facade of the mosque has a high portal with lots of complicated decorative arches and Arabic inscriptions. The dome is mounted on the drum and has majolica turquoise. Inside the mosque all the walls, columns and portals white with carved plaster ornaments.The mausoleum was built in the early 19th century. Builders of the mausoleum were Jizzak masters such as Komil, usto Kobil, Usto Zuhur and Usto  Mirziyoev. The mausoleum is a regular quadrilateral dominated by the turquoise dome.Currently, this complex attracts hundreds of tourists. A large number of wedding couples visit this place in order to be photographed at the famous architectural complex.

Arnasay National park in Jizzakh

Arnasay National park was formed in 1977 in Jizzakh region in the area of 63,000 hectares. After a catastrophic flood, huge amounts of water from the Syr Darya headed into the Arnasay valley. Thus here arose the lake, stretching from the coast along the northern Syrdarya comprising about 300 km from north to west. At one of the sites of the valley was organized Jizzak Arnasay national park. Beachfront of Arnasay spills within the national park forms of different lengths bays and peninsulas. The largest peninsula is located along the northern boundary of the national park reaches its area 5660 hectares. Shores are low and sandy, overgrown with reeds, cattails and reeds. In summer the water warms up to 28 ° C, in severe winters off the ice forms. Mineralization reaches from 5 to 20 g per liter.You will enjoy this weather because here the climate is very mild climate, characterized by average annual temperature of +12,6 C. Flora of the National park presented by Kizilkum ephemeral associations. The main representatives are their djuzgun, sedge, bonfires, astragalus, boyalych, and yantak. The desert is amazingly beautiful here in the early spring, when everywhere is beginning to turn green and start flowering, painting with all sorts of combinations, among which are red, pink, violet, purple etc.Spring is marked by the return of birds, different species of ducks, swans, geese, cranes, bustard etc. In the vastness of protected lands you can meet the Dalmatian pelican, cormorant, white and gray herons, geese, terns, snipe, pheasant, and snipe.At a sufficiently large territory of Arnasay National park in a coastal scrub and reed can be found muskrats, wolves, wild boars, jackals, fox, badgers , and jungle cat.

And among the sand lands often meets jerboa, yellow gopher steppe tortoise, big-eared hedgehog, boa, various snakes, lizard, and steppe agama.

Mirzachul in Jizzakh

The oldest buildings date back to the territory of this settlement I-III c. BC. However, and they stand on the foundations of ancient buildings. In the III BC around the settlement grew fortifications - defensive walls with towers.One of these towers can be seen in the north-western part of the settlement. This town was not only the capital of powers in the Jizzakh oasis, but also an important cultural and economic center.In the southern part of this settlement rose corrugated walls of the citadel. To the west of it there is a palace of mud brick. The building of the palace arose, as shown by excavations in the V century BC and lasted until the end of the VIII.Findings indicate a high artistic craftsmanship of syncretic nature of their art, in which local elements are combined with ancient traditions and ancient features of Buddhist art of East Turkestan, Bamiyan and Gandhara. The structure of the main building of the palace consisted of three large ceremonial hall - East, West and Red. In these halls along the walls there were comfortable adobe sufas. In the East Room wall was expanded at the Sufa Honor (south), forming a broad platform.In the Red Room to the south-brazier there was a special dais for fixtures or braziers. Overlap of the halls was made of wood, such as darbazi. From the west there was a courtyard area that was paved with fired brick. The southern part of the yard was elevated above the rest of his area, forming a dais.It was separated transverse triple arcade, which was based on two powerful circular columns and half-diameter of 2 meters, the oversight of the walls of the courtyard, built of baked bricks. Arcade and the walls surrounding the courtyard, were richly decorated with wonderful, with its artistic value, carved stucco.The main rooms of the palace, built on a high platform, greatly towered above the rest of the buildings shakhristan. The walls of the state rooms were richly decorated with colorful scenes of different content.For example, in the "Red Room" walls were painted with scenes of hunting for prey and fantastic animals, depicting the characters sitting on elephant back and fighting with the fantastic animals. The presence of wall paintings found in the West Hall.In the "East Hall" are scenes of battle mounted warriors, hunting and ceremonial reception of the king. The paintings was decorated with carved geometric and plant motifs and figures of deer, wild boar hunting scene and rams, fantastic scenery, etc., made of alabaster carved plaster.

Zaamin in Jizzakh region

The nature of this amazing place could steal your heart. This amazing town fascinates people with the peculiar atmosphere that gets inside, takes up residence in the soul and emerges with warm memories. It is a bewitching town with own character. East is a philosophy, a way of thinking and way of life. And in these oriental towns such as Zaamin you can forget about the time and immerse into one of the legends of Scheherazade’s tale. The nature of this town could steal your heart and you will dive into the green oasis with fresh air and lovely bird singing.We know from history that Zaamin was a member of one of the oldest areas of Central Asia - Ustrushana, lying between the ancient regions: Sogdiana, Bactria, Ferghana and Chach. According to archaeological sources Zaamin age is more than two thousand years (II-I centuries. BC). During excavations of the Zaamin the remains of settlements older than 2,500 years were found. Zaamin in Persian and Tajik means arable land because in ancient times the area was famous for soil fertility.

The territory of modern Zaamin is a green area rich with representatives of the feathered world. In the thick juniper forests can be found rare birds such as wood pigeon, bunting, turtle thrush, Turkestan owl and the starling. Special attention should be rare flora Zaamin, called Uzbek Switzerland. The territory of the park is covered by pine and juniper (Juniperus) of forest, only the whole of Central Asia. Here are more than 800 species of plants, dozens of which are endemic.The main attraction of this town is a national park of Zaamin. This national park is located in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan. The area is clearly expressed by the mountain range. One of the attractions of the Zaamin National park are huge, towering red rocks in a clearing of in the Kyzyl-ataksae with various bizarre, that are reminiscent to the Sphinxes. Local people call this place kyrkkyz, which means the forty girls. The figures consist of conglomerates and sandstones. In some places they are very polished; sometimes have large and small crevices which there are various shrubs. In the national park in 1978, lived about 120 Central Asian ibex, 10 white-clawed bear, 6 Turkestan lynx, one pair of black stork.