Cultural Mosaic: Osh

Date: August 2013

WITH ITS MULTIPLE ETHNIC GROUPS, THREE-THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD OSH IN KYRGYZSTAN’S FERGANA VALLEY IS MORE OF A HUMAN MOSAIC THAN A CITY.

- Go shopping at the Jayma Bazaar, where you can find everything from traditional kalpaks and tea sets to seasonal fruits and vegetables.

- Climb the rock known as Sulayman Throne, visible from all over the city, and view the landcape.

- Take a hike in the foothills of Sulayman Mountain, Central Asia’s most pristine sacred peak, which is also on the Unesco World Heritage List.

- Examine the artifacts that shed light on the regional culture at Osh’s Historical-Cultural Museum, and learn about nature in Kyrgyzstan.

Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Osh-Istanbul flights three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays). For more information:
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