Gijduvan

General information

Gijduvan is located about 50 km away from Bukhara, and the status of the city was acquired by Gijduvan only in 1972. Despite this, the first mention of it, as a successfully developing trade center, appeared in the far X century. After the lapse of 11 centuries it still proudly bears the title of "the core of folk art", now in modern Uzbekistan. Proving this are: still flourishing ceramic craft and a functioning ceramic school. In it, there is a revival and continuation of the national tradition. Skillful masters conduct their business with love, train all comers and do not give modernity to eclipse the traditions of the past.

What to see

Ceramics in the city have a great importance, and the works from Gijduvan are presented at exhibitions around the world. This is a real pride, which for many years will not allow the ceramic craft to go out. At the local bazaars there are a variety of paints and ornaments for a variety of products: painted bowls and plates, elegant jugs and lyagans, neat pots and pialas. The choice is great and satisfies even the most whimsical wishes.

You can enjoy the process of creating pottery in the workshop of Ibodullo Narzullaev, a famous Uzbek ceramist. Training master classes are carried out there as well that teach this ancient craft.

In addition to its main treasure (ceramic craft), the city of Gijduvan is rich in religious attractions. Among them, a memorial to Abduhalik Gijduvani, a famous Sufi preacher, as well as the Madrassah of Ulugbek, the grandson of Amir Temur.

Things to do

What else Gijduvan is famous for? Certainly, being in Uzbekistan, you have heard about the famous Gijduvan kebabs, the most delicious and the most juicy! And if not, then definitely go to the nearest chaikhana and try a real masterpiece of Uzbek cookery.

Tasked to taste delicious kebab and learn how to make real ceramic jugs with your own hands, you should head to Gijduvan - the real center of ceramics and excellent delicious dishes.

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