Osh is Kyrgyzstan’s oldest and second-largest city, set in the fertile Fergana Valley near the border with Uzbekistan. The city was a center of silk production along the old Silk Road, and celebrated its 3,000th anniversary in 2000. Its Jayma Bazaar has been in the same spot for 2,000 years. Survey the city from sacred Suleiman’s Throne (King Solomon), a huge limestone and quartz mound where the prophet Suleiman prayed, and may be buried.
PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013