Osh has been a student city, a centre of education, science and technology for the last one thousand years. Osh, a mountainous city located in heart of the historically famous Ferghana valley. Second largest city in Kyrgyzstan. Osh, is administrative centre of the southern Kyrgyzstan, Southern capital of Kyrgyzstan and capital of the Osh region.
There are a lot of places for refreshment activities, a sports stadium, sports centres, swimming pools, billiard clubs, winter sports centre with skiing tracks and other winter sports, a number of cinemas with latest English, Russian and Indian movies. Spare time can be spent in restaurants, drama theatres. concerts of famous Russian and Kyrgyz singers are often held at concert halls of the city. There are a lot of café, restaurants in the city, with fast food, Italian, Russian, uzbic, Chinese, Pakistani and Indian cousine. As Osh is a mountainous city, a hill station, summers are very beautiful. People come from other cities to Osh to spend their vacations and enjoy the beauty of nature. Weather in Osh is continental with temperature in summer ranges from +15 C to +30 C and in winter ranges from – 5 C to +15 C. There are the boulevards and parks with lots of trees.
Osh is definitely a city where you could walk around for hours, just to get to know the culture and try to feel it yourself. Reputedly three thousand years old, Osh is one of the oldest city in Central Asia. In the middle ages Osh was a point of intersection for commerce from India and China to Europe. One of the branches of a Great Silk Way – the Major Trade of an old age passed through the city connecting East with West.
The city has several monuments, including one to the southern Kyrgyz “queen” Kurmanjan Datka and one of the few remaining statues of Lenin. Second largest mosque in the country and the 16th-century Rabat Abdul Khan Mosque can be found here. The only World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan, the Sulayman Mountain, offers a splendid view of Osh and its environs.