- Encounters with locals
- Off the beaten track
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.