YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Termez

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Termez

Default Banner.jpg

Termiz is a city in Surkhandarya, Uzbekistan.

Understand[edit]

Termiz is right along the border with Afghanistan. You can see Afghanistan across the river from various points on the roads around the town.

Old Termiz dates back to the 6th century BC, was conquered by Alexander the Great and was an early center of Buddhism. In later times it was a center of Islam and was later destroyed by Genghis Khan.

Modern Termiz was built a few kilometres away and is currently a major supply hub for the NATO war operations in Afghanistan. It is also a busy transport hub for goods entering and leaving Afghanistan due to the Friendship Bridge, built by the Soviet Union.

Get in[edit]

There is a night train from Tashkent every second day, leaving Tashkent Pass Csentr. at 9 PM and arriving next day at 11:40 AM.

Coming from Afghanistan, it is possible to take a shared taxi or drive to Hairatan on the other side of the river and then walk across the border.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kirk-Kiz (Palace of Forty Girls). Ruined mud-brick palace/fortress.  edit
  • Archaeological Museum of Termez, At-Termiziy street, №29, (+998 76) 227-30-17, 224-07-65, [1]. 9.00 a.m-18.00 p.m. Museum with a substantial collection covering millennia of local history. Museum guide can also offer a day trip to see the sights if you like. Good knowledge and level of English.  edit
  • Fayaz-Tepe, (4 km from Termiz center). Ruined Buddhist monastery from 1st-3rd century AD. As one of the world's earliest centres of Buddhism this is of historical importance but don't expect gold or even mud Buddha images here - just walls. There is a stupa but the rest of the uncovered artifacts are in the Termez museum.  edit
  • Stupa Zurmala - located about 10km from the city, this is another ancient Buddhist ruin dating to the Kushan period, around the 1st to 2nd centuries BC. Now it is just a 14 meters tall mound of clay and bricks.
  • Karatepa - more Buddhist ruins that were active from the 2nd to 4th centuries AD. A special permit may be required to visit these ruins since it's located near a border patrol base.
  • Al Hakim At-Termizi Mausoleum - the main holy place of Termez, this mausoleum was originally constructed for an Islamic sufi in the 11th century, although there were numerous add-ons built until the 15th century. The gravestone is from the 15th century.
  • Khanaka-Mausoleum Kokildor-Ota - a mausoluem possibly dating back to the 15th or 16th century, it is one of Termez's most significant monuments.
  • Fortress Kirk-Kiz - located 3km from the city, the ruins of this fort date to the 9th century AD.
  • Sultan Saodat - located on the outskirts of town, this complex of mausoleums was built from the 11th to 17th centuries. It houses the remains of the Termez Sayyids, who claimed descendancy from Muhammad.
  • Jarkurgan Minaret - originally erected in 1109, this minaret is roughly 20m tall.
  • Friendship Bridge - an 816 meters long bridge that connects to Afghanistan. It was built in 1981 during the war between the USSR and Afghanistan.

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Meridian Termez Hotel, 23, Alpomish Str, 2274851. four star hotel in the city center with restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and free (but unreliable) wi-fi  edit
  • Surhon hotel (Surxhon). cheap hotel with WiFI in the lobby. Non-English speaking. Rooms are very soviet and run down, mattresses can be a bit of a gamble. Otherwise rooms are spacious with good views.  edit

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Create category

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!