Kan fortress

The real citadel

Kan fortress is located above Abgol village. It stretches out on the slopes of the Turkestan Range for almost half a kilometer. The fortress was built in the 17th century from sandstone, but numerous loopholes, rooms, protective covers are well preserved. The fortress consists of two parts connected by a narrow bridge. One of them looks more like an out building, and the western one, hanging over the Sokha valley, is a real citadel that embodies the full power of the Kokand Khanate. The fortress served for defense and was practically impregnable for enemies.

The Kan fortress

There is a stone slab with rock carvings of animals and camel riders in the courtyard of the fortress. These rock carvings are much older than the fortress walls, and have nothing to do with the fortress. In the last century, an apricot orchard was planted on the territory of the fortress.

The fortress was built in the 17th century


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