Kokand can be called one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. The first mention of it, as a city on its own, goes back to the distant X century.

Then the city was called "Hovakend" or "Hokand" and it was a very large shopping center in its area. But the city did not last long, the city was razed to the ground by the Mongols who attacked it in the 13th century. Earlier, the city was part of the Chinese state of Davan. During excavations that were carried out on the territory of the monuments Muyi-Muborak, Essi Kurgan and Tepekurgan, ancient buildings and pottery of 2000 years ago were discovered. This city went through a lot, but it reached the peak of its development in the 18th century. At that time, the city received the status of the capital of the Kokand Khanate.

One of the best places for photo shoots in Kokand is the palace of Khudoyar Khan! The unusual architecture of this building will not be remembered by you for a long time!

You can take pictures not only outside but also inside! In the interior of the building you will find the decoration of a real palace, so keep your cameras ready.

In the courtyard, you can also find many interesting places for photos!

Having become the capital, the city received a second wind and turned into a religious center, in which there were more than 300 mosques. Now the city is called the center of handicraft, as many masters live on its territory. Also, once every 2 years, the "International Festival of Applied Arts" will be held in Kokand.