"Riverside" this is the meaning of the name of the city called Termez, which spreads its borders on the banks of the Amu Darya River. More than two thousand years ago, it was founded by the ruler of Bactria, Zoroaster. This is the most southern city of the country and it has a long history of Buddhism arrival to the region which can be testified by one of the most famous attractions of Termez – Zurmala, Budhistic Stupa.
Mausoleum of Hakim al-Termezi is one of the main holy places in Termez, one of the points on the map for religious pilgrims. Basically, it is a unique city where two religions: Buddhism and Islam meet each other. This can be proved by just looking at the minaret Zharkurgan. The base of this creation, made by architect Muhammad Sarahs, decorated with verses from Koran.
Another fascinating attraction of Termez is the fortress Kirk-Kiz, which meaning is forty girls. According to the local legend, the queen Gulaim lost all her troops in the battle, so she gathered a new army consisting of forty brave girls to defend the city. Therefore, the walls of the fortress, which age is more than two thousand years, have been named in honor of these girls’ victory over the enemy.
And finally, Sultan Saodat, one of the largest memorial complexes of antiquity which size by the area is reaching 4 hectares. The ashes of the Emir Hussein, an ally of Amir Timur, rests in one of the many tombs. Besides this, the complex has more than 140 installations which age refers to the XI century.
Hakim at-Termezi Architectural Complex
The architectural complex of Hakim at-Termezi (XIIth-XVth centuries) is located in Old Termez district close to Kala. It was formed within centuries at sanctified graves. Muslims from all the world arrived to a sacred tomb
Buddhist monastery temple Fayoz Tepa complex is in 1 km to the northwest from Old Termez ancient settlement, between the coast of Amudarya and an ancient caravan road. Its area makes up 117 x 34 meters. It was erected in the Ist century.
Buddhist mortar Zurmala is located on a side of the road that leads to the regional center, to the southeast from an ancient settlement Old Termez. Scientists date this cult place to the period of blossoming of the Kushan kingdom.
Kyrk-Kyz in translation means «forty women». Scientists didn't define exactly the date of construction of khanaka Kyrk-Kyz, approximately dating from the VIth to the XIth centuries. The building was in the western part of Termez and was in the form of a square (54x54 m), with big towers in the corners.
The cult-memorial complex of Sultan Saodat
The cult-memorial complex of Sultan Saodat was created in a period from the XIIth to the XVIIth centuries; it is a family tomb of Termez Seyids. Till our time remained mausoleums dated to different times, mosques and khаnaka`s made of a burnt brick. They form a long yard.
The Minaret of Jarkurgan
Jarkurgan minaret is located in 60 km from Termez, in the kishlak Minor of Jarkurgan region.
Buddhist cult center Kara-Tepa
Buddhist cult center Kara-Tepa is located on a three-private height of sandstone, its area makes up approximately. The name of a complex in translation means "black hill". The center included a complex of independent constructions.