Uzgen is one of the Kyrgyz oldest cities. It sprang up as a trading post in the II-I centuries BC on one of the Silk Road routes that connected the Fergana Valley with Chinese Kashgar. In the XII century, Uzgen was the capital of the eastern Kara-Khanid Khanate. Its tourist attraction is the architectural complex of the XII century. The complex includes 3 Kara-Khanid mausoleums, a 44 m-high minaret, mosque and madrasah. Also, the city is notable for ruins of an ancient fortress, shrines and graves of saints and other landmarks. All the facilities have been restored with the support of various international organisations, and now Uzgen is one of the main points of tourist routes in Kyrgyzstan.