Kokand, one of the most famous cities of Uzbekistan, was once the capital of the powerful Kokand Khanate, which once ruled in the Fergana Valley. At the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century the city was the second largest after Tashkent and its population exceeded that of all other regional centers.
The palace of the last Ruler Hudoyor-Khan’s Palace is the most important architectural monument of the City. The Khan Palace amazes with its wealth and beautiful painting.
The Modarihan Mausoleum, connected with the name of Nadira, is very interesting. It is a burial vault with two minarets. The fate of Nodira, wife of ruler and poet Amir Umarkhan, was very tragic: she was executed by order of Emir of Bukhara Nasrulla-Khan. In her memory a monument made of white marble and bronze was built not far from the mausoleum.