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Pilgrimage Tourism in Uzbekistan: The shrine "On bir Ahmad” in Ferghana Valley
02 June 2022
Pilgrimage Tourism in Uzbekistan: The shrine "On bir Ahmad” in Ferghana Valley

The shrine "Un bir Ahmad" becomes the center of the pilgrimage tourism in Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan. 

During the recently organized press tour by the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan, mass media representatives, journalists and bloggers visited the famous shrine “On Bir Ahmad” located in the Namangan region.

The participants of the press tour were introduced to the architectural and historical objects of the Namangan region, including the house of Kadyrhoja Eshon and the shrine "On Bir Ahmad".

The house of Kadyrhoja Eshon, one of the great educators who lived 150 years ago, is being reconstructed today with the aim of making it a tourist center of the Namangan region. The scholar brought progressive technologies to Uzbekistan, such as the first camera and much more.

Reconstruction and restoration of the famous Namangan shrine “On Bir Ahmad” started in 2018 and a number of works have been carried out so far to design the holy place in a modern way. The reconstruction works of the Ferghana Valley shrine are also aimed at creating all the necessary conditions for tourists visiting Uzbekistan for pilgrimage purposes.

Uzbek government and society pay special attention to the preservation of historical monuments of Uzbekistan, and the improvement of shrines. Such measures and activities provide necessary conditions and comfort for those traveling to Uzbekistan, thus guaranteeing a pleasant and convenient stay in our sunny country regardless of the destination.

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