Historical Monuments of Termez, Uzbekistan
Jarkurgan - Termez, Uzbekistan, Central Asia Travel
Jarkurgan is an unique building located in Termez. It is worth to visit during your visit to Uzbekistan. It is uncommon construction with original fluted form, situated in the medieval village of Charmangan, erected in 1109 by the architect Ali b. Muhammad Serakhsi. It consists of two ties, but only one, the lower tier has been preserved. The shaft of it is very uncommon. It was decorated with 16 half columns, which were fluted skillfully. On the height of 20m the composition of columns was finished in a horizontal design. Unfortunately inscriptions from the Qur'an were not finished here. However, there was also a band with more elaborate patterns in the shaft, which was not preserved. The original height of the this minaret was about of 21.6m, with bottom diameter of 5.4 m. and top diameter of 4.1m. Everyone traveling in Uzbekistan is very impressed with looking at the carefully done ornamental artwork displayed on the minaret.