Sights

Termez city

Castle of Kirk kiz

The unique "Kirk Kiz" building ("forty girls”) which has attracted the attention of researchers for a long time , has been variously considered as a palace, an abbey, a caravansarai, Hanaqoh, or just simply a civil construction. The complex "Kirk Kiz" is situated 3 km. from the ancient city of Termez. Local tradition connects it with the well-known national legend in which the princess Gulaim and her forty girls bravely struggled against raiding nomads. The two northern quadrants of the building have identical floor plans. They consist of a group of five rooms that exit onto a three-sided Russian II letter shaped hallway. The southwest quadrant of the building is almost identical. The largest three-pillar room was used as a sitting room in the southwest quadrant of the building. The different system of its roofing and style, the design of the bay walls, window frames and doorways are examples of raw brick architecture.

Shrine Kokildor ota

Kokildor ota shrine is distinguished by its external and internal decoration. After the reconstruction, the premises acquired a unique splendor, characteristic of all architectural monuments of the Timurid period. Kokildor ota is a huge building with many rooms. All decoration is done with simple brickwork with small bricks. During the construction of this complex, a special style of a three-storey open facade was used. Strict proportions and symmetry were also maintained. On the facade of the building there is a huge entrance portal leading to the main monumental hall with a huge domed ceiling. Side entrances lead to adjoining rooms and corridors. The interior is fundamentally different from the exterior: everything here is covered with beautiful patterns and ornaments.

The Sultan Saodat complex

The Sultan Saodat complex is an architectural monument in Termez. Located to the east of Termez, this shrine was formed in the 7th century. It includes about 20 mausoleums. Here are the tombs of the Sayid dynasty. Initially, the tomb of Amir al-Sayyid Ali Akbar, a landowner, a descendant of the prophet S.A.V., was built. Hasan al-Amir (died in the second half of the 9th century) and another source. The popular mausoleums were built in the 10th century and the rest, mostly in the 15th and 17th centuries, on either side of the long courtyard. The special charm to the building is given by the tile "Sirkor". Mausoleums built in the 15th-17th centuries were decorated with star-shaped ornaments and ganchkori ornaments. After independence, the complex was renovated and turned into a shrine.

Al-Hakim at-Termizi

Al-Hakim at-Termizi is a famous Sufi. Information about the biography of Termizi is given in the works of medieval Arab authors Tajiddin Subki, Khatib Baghdadi, Ibn Hajar Askalani, Abdurakhman Sullami and others, as well as in his autobiographical treatise Badu Shani Abu Abdullah. In his youth, Termez was educated by famous scientists in his homeland. In order to improve his knowledge, he will visit many cities of the East, including Balkh, Nishapur, Baghdad, Mecca and Medina. Participates in scientific disputes and discussions with the great scientists of that time. According to the Egyptian scholar Sheikh Abdulfattah Abdullah Baraki, Termezi wrote more than 400 works, about 60 of which have survived. Among them, first of all, the book “Navodir alusul fi ma’rifat akhbar Rasul”, dedicated to the hadiths of Muhammad (S.A.V.).

Mausoleum Abu Iso Termizi

Termizi Abu Isa is a great Muhaddith. He is also known as al-Darir because of his blindness at the end of his life. As a child, he was distinguished by intelligence, strong memory and unique abilities. He studied religious and secular sciences, especially hadith, with great interest, and traveled to many countries of the East to deepen his knowledge. For many years he lived in Iraq, Isfahan, Khorasan, Mecca and Medina. During his long wanderings, he studied recitation, narration, fiqh, history and especially the science of hadith, which he was interested in from a young age. He was a student of Hadith scholars such as Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam Abu Dawood, Kutayba ibn Sayyid, Ishaq ibn Musa and Mahmud ibn Geylan.