Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan)Ferghana Valley is in the center of the valley, and in the extreme southeast of Uzbekistan. The whole valley, both this part and the parts in other countries, is on the main route of the old Silk Road route between Kashgar and Samarkand.
- — the birthplace of Babur, founder of the Mughal Dynasty.
- — a stronghold of Wahhabism
- A hill resort in a valley in the Pamiro-Alai mountains surrounded by Kyrgyzstan
In Ferghana most people speak Uzbek, but Russian and other languages of the region such as Tajik are also heard.
- Andizhan Airport (AZN). Uzbekistan Airways operates flights from Krasnoyarsk, Moscow Domodedovo International Airport , Novosibirsk, Tashkent.
- Namangan Airport (NMA).
By roadThere is only one way to the Ferghana Valley and it is heavily guarded. You can get to Ferghana with taxi from Tashkent. You can find taxies going there near bazaars. The price is around 30,000 sums. Crossing the border of Ferghana there is a checkpoint where they check passports. Foreigners usually are registered, but there should be no problem.
Note: when going through tunnels there and in area around you cannot photograph or use a mobile phone. The police will stop you and you might have some problems.
Taxies from certain points of cities go to all other cities. There are also microbuses.
Ferghana is a strongly Islamic region, so dressing should be modest.