Chust is one of the most picturesque towns in the Fergana Valley, the regional center with the same name.
Chust is located in a blossoming oasis 45 km west of the regional center and the second largest city of Uzbekistan - Namangan and 75 km north of ancient Kokand.
According to archaeologists, Chust is one of the oldest settlements in the Fergana Valley. It is over 3500 years old.
Today in Chust resident less than 100 thousand people.
Chust is famous throughout Uzbekistan and Central Asia as a center for the mass manufacture of Uzbek knives of the original form - pichok. Here, hundreds of workshops of blacksmiths-pichokchi (suzangars) make not only working household knives, which are in every Uzbek house, but also real masterpieces of knife art.
No less well-known art of the Chust masters is hand-sewing the famous Chust skull-caps - the national headdresses of the Uzbeks and Tajiks. Chust skull-caps in black with patterns embroidered with white silk threads. They are 2 times higher than traditional ones. They are preferred to be worn not only in the entire Fergana Valley, but also in Tashkent and Samarkand.
Once in Chust, tourists simply have to try the famous Chust pilaf in a four-tiered teahouse in a shady park under the crowns of century-old plane trees (plane trees). There is also a minaret and a small mausoleum of Lutfulla Mavlani - one of the spiritual leaders of the medieval Naqshbandiy order, especially revered by the inhabitants of Chust and its environs. There is also a small local history museum in the park.