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Richtan (Uzbekistan)

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  • Family
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  • Handicraft
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour from Kokand or Ferghana by bus
When to go
Avoid June through September (40°C)
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Richtan

Seasoned Traveller
28 written opinions

Rishton is a nice little village with a number of pottery factories. Perhaps it isn't worth staying 3 days, but coming here is a good idea!

My suggestion:
Go on Sunday to take advantage of the Kumtepa market on the road between Margilan and Rishton.
My review

A tiny town very close to the Kyrgyz border, Rishton is a village that people wouldn't visit if it weren't renowned for its pottery.

However, I advise you to go there:

The pottery was actually very pretty, mainly blue and green. Various factories are located slightly outside the city center. Don't hesitate to request a visit or some information. In any case, this is the time to do your shopping, because it will cost you three times as much in Bukhara or Samarkand!

In addition, there is no direct public transportation, so this is a super opportunity to ask for directions and understand the transportation systems. My trip was: depart by bus from Ferghana to Margilan and from there, the Marshrutka (minibus) to Rishton, passing by the Kumtepa bazaar (something else you should do if you have the opportunity).

Beyond the ceramics, this little visit is an opportunity to go a little deeper into Uzbek territory, to the heart of the country's traditions and the local population's culture.

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