The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Kazakhstan

Uzbekistan 2015

Kyrgyzstan  
  Fergana   Margilan   Kokand   Onwards
I arrived by train in Tashkent, then took a shared taxi through the Western Tien-Shan mountains into the Fergana valley.
490,000 Uzbek Som (about $200), Uzbekistan 2015
490,000 Uzbek Som (about $200)
41 miles SE of Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2015
41 miles SE of Tashkent
Through a rock cutting, 50 miles NW of Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Through a rock cutting, 50 miles NW of Kokand
50 miles NW of Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
50 miles NW of Kokand
48 miles NW of Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
48 miles NW of Kokand
46 miles NW of Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
46 miles NW of Kokand

Fergana

Fergana central market, Uzbekistan 2015
Fergana central market

Margilan

Khonakhah Mosque, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Khonakhah Mosque
Khonakhah Mosque, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Khonakhah Mosque
Khonakhah Mosque, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Khonakhah Mosque

Margilan: Yodgorlik Silk Factory

It was great fun to see displays of traditional silk production, including dying and hand-loom weaving. In reality of course, most of the factory's production is mechanized.
Boiling the silk coccoons, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Boiling the silk coccoons
Running off the silk threads, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Running off the silk threads
Running off the silk threads, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Running off the silk threads
Bundles of silk threads being prepared for dying., Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Bundles of silk threads being prepared for dying.
A hand operated loom, using pre-dyed thread., Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
A hand operated loom, using pre-dyed thread.
A flying shuttle, in a hand operated loom, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
A flying shuttle, in a hand operated loom
Powered silk looms, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Powered silk looms
Carpet making, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Carpet making
Carpet knotting, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Carpet knotting

Margilan: Kumtepa Bazar

The Kumtepa bazaar is vast, sprawling, bustling and vibrant. There is a lot of silk, but also lots of synthetics and lots of other godos. It was great fun to wander through.
Cradles, Margilan, Uzbekistan 2015
Cradles

Kokand

Kamal Kazi Medressa (?), Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Kamal Kazi Medressa (?)
Jami Mosque, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Jami Mosque
Jami Mosque Minaret, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Jami Mosque Minaret
View from Jami Mosque minaret, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
View from Jami Mosque minaret
Narbutabey Mosque, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Narbutabey Mosque
Royal Tombs, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs, Kokand, Uzbekistan 2015
Royal Tombs

Kokand: Khan's Palace

Onwards

15 miles SW of Margilan, Onwards, Uzbekistan 2015
15 miles SW of Margilan
6 miles SW of Andijon, Onwards, Uzbekistan 2015
6 miles SW of Andijon
10 miles NW of Osh, Onwards, Uzbekistan 2015
10 miles NW of Osh

 Kazakhstan   Kyrgyzstan