Ahsiket is part of the Tentative list of Uzbekistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Ahsiket (also included in the serial nomination “Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan”) is the remain an ancient settlement in the Ferghana valley, functioning from the 3rd century BC until its destruction my Mongols in 1219. It features a citadel, a main city (shahristan) and suburbs (rabad) all encircled by fortification.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I have been in this place in March 2008. This fabulous place attracted me with it's view. You can see almost whole Fergana valley from hills located in this place. Local people said that civilization were blosseomed here since mongolian invaders destroyed the city. This place were famous with it's high quality steel also known to the western world as Damascus steel. I've enjoyed fried fish which you can by in "Choyhona" situated near the Syr Darya river just for $5 and delicious dishes like "Manti", "Honum" that are the part of uzbek kitchen. To get here i've traveled from capital of Uzbekistan Tashkent to Namangan for $50 and after to Turakurgan $10. And i've payed $30 for local guide. Local people call this place "Akhsikent". Local people are very friendly.