Sulaiman-Too mountain

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The Suleiman-Too mountain (Solomon's throne) is one of the main attractions of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. In 2009 it became the first historical and architectural sightseeing of Kyrgyzstan, which was listed in UNESCO world heritage. According to one legend, the mountain was visited by king Solomon (prophet Suleiman) and was named after him.

From the ancient times Sulaiman-Too had a sacred meaning, as indicated by the preserved petroglyphs. The mountain is located in the heart of one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia - Osh. The height of the sacred mountain is 150 meters, length - more than 1 km and a width of 560 meters.

In the middle ages, the Timurid ruler of India and Afghanistan, the commander and founder of the Mughal Empire Zahir al-DIN Muhammad Babur loved to spend time on Solomon mountain, to breathe the pure mountain air and writing his famous lyric poems. Then, in one of the five peaks of the mountain, where the views of the entire city, Babur ordered to build the construction of a small building, which later was called the "House of Babur". Now there is a small mosque "Ottoman – Sulaiman".

On the mountain there are seven caves, one of them is the Museum "Sulaiman – Too", which is very popular with tourists. The Museum exhibits the culture and life of the peoples who inhabited the ancient city of Osh.

The other six caves have different sizes and purposes: Cactuar which can only be climbed by crawling believed to have healing properties, Isen – Unkur is considered to be the reflection cave, Teshik-Tash has three entrances, Tepeunkur is a very steep descent, and the largest two-tiered cave is called Rusha – Unkur. 

One more little-studied cave is located on the North side of the mountain, in a remote place.

At the foot of the mountains also are the monuments of the mosque "Ravat-Abdullakhan" which dates from the XVI century and the mausoleum of Asaf Ibn burhiya (XVIII century). Since ancient times pilgrims from different countries come to the sacred mountain to pray, attributing to Sulaiman-Too medicinal and supernatural properties. People come here to this day in the hope I recover from an illness, to have a family or children. Suleyman reflects the uniqueness of the ancient history of Central Asia and is rightfully among the top ten attractions must visit travelers.