Fergana Valley

The Fergana Valley is the most densely populated area in Central Asia, very fertile but speaking for Uzbekistan also the most conservative part of the country. Margilan is known for silk production and pottery, and Kokand, which used to be one of the religious centres, gave a first impression of palace and religous architecture. We traveled from Tashkent to Margilan with the new high-speed train and back over the old mountain road.