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"Visit Suleiman's Mount" Osh Things to Do Tip by Eish

Osh Things to Do: 15 reviews and 35 photos

  Suleiman's mount, and the concrete museum overhang
by Eish
  • Suleiman's mount, and the concrete museum overhang - Osh
      Suleiman's mount, and the concrete museum overhang
    by Eish
  • Babur's house - Osh
      Babur's house
    by Eish

This is a sacred place for Muslims, known as "Little Mecca". Suleiman or Solomon, prayed here, and some believe he is also buried here. This place has many legends as you wind your way up the hill: there are caves that are said to cure elbow, arm, or leg, or head ailments, if you put your affected part of the body into grooves worn smooth by similarly sick people. It is also said to promote fertility - it vaguely resembles a pregnant woman. There are also "happiness trees" on the way up: trees bedecked with strips of material tied around the branches, in exchange for a wish or good luck. At the top of the hill (200m and about 30 minutes) is Babur's House, built by the Central Asian emperor Babur, who loved ths mount. The museum is not particularly interesting, but worth a look if only to see the concrete soviet overhang that was built. (no english descriptions are in the museum)

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  • Written Nov 1, 2007
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