I love Tashkent. Especially, the old part of the city, Eski Shahar, and there are a few new spots that have a long history. Suzuk Ota is one of them. I really love visiting this place, because it’s a really peaceful place where you can visit with your family. I usually take my friends from foreign countries to visit this complex when they visit Tashkent.
Some words about its history. Suzuk Ota was the grandson of the famous Sufi mentor Ahmad Yassavi. Suzuk Ota, who received the name Mustafokul, was born in 1140 in the village of Korachuk near the city of Turkestan, Kazakhstan. His grandfather Ahmad Yassavi is very well-known among Sufis around the world. Upon reaching adulthood, he left Turkestan and settled in the southern outskirts of Tashkent. Having invited close friends from his small homeland – readers of the Quaran, craftsmen, builders and farmers, Suzuk-ota achieved prosperity in this area and died in 1217. This place was built in 1363-1364 by order of Amir Timur, who also ordered the construction of the mausoleum of Ahmad Yassavi in Turkestan. The new history began in 2019 in spring after its reconstruction. This architectural ensemble was built, including a large mosque with two minarets, an arch, a souvenir shop, a library, fountains etc.
Suzuk Ota square is located in a lively and very interesting place, at the crossroads of Kukcha Darvoza and Samarkand Darvoza streets.