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Unesco World heritage since: 2009
Size of heritage: 112 ha
- Buffer zone: 4,788 ha
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain Kyrgyzstan dominates the Fergana Valley and forms the backdrop to the city of Osh, at the crossroads of important routes on the Central Asian Silk Roads. For more than one and a half millennia, Sulaiman was a beacon for travellers revered as a sacred mountain. Its five peaks and slopes contain numerous ancient places of worship and caves with petroglyphs as well as two largely reconstructed 16th century mosques. One hundred and one sites with petroglyphs representing humans and animals as well as geometrical forms have been indexed in the property so far. The site numbers 17 places of worship, which are still in use, and many that are not. Dispersed around the mountain peaks they are connected by footpaths. The cult sites are believed to provide cures for barrenness, headaches, and back pain and give the blessing of longevity. Veneration for the mountain blends pre-Islamic and Islamic beliefs. The site is believed to represent the most complete example of a sacred mountain anywhere in Central Asia, worshipped over several millennia.
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Medium airport - 5 mi (9 km) Andizhan Airport
Small airport - 29 mi (47 km) Fergana Airport
Small airport - 56 mi (90 km) Namangan Airport
Small airport - 71 mi (115 km) Darwaz Airport
Small airport - 175 mi (283 km) Taraz Airport
Medium airport - 178 mi (286 km) Tashkent International Airport
Large airport - 190 mi (306 km) Manas International Airport
Large airport - 195 mi (315 km) Almaty Airport
Large airport - 293 mi (472 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Kara Suu
- Uchqurghon Shahri
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.