Baysun region was recognized as "Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind" by UNESCO. In this place Surkhandarya region preserved the ancient way - customs and rituals, songs and dances, crafts, historical style in clothes. With the help of international organizations, Baysun created traditional crafts schools for young people, once a year in May they host the Boysun Bahori Folk Art Festival.
The city of Baysun itself is small, 30 thousand people live here. From its outskirts there are wonderful panoramas of the Baysuntau mountains. Boysun stands aside from the route Tashkent-Termez, because, probably, remains to this day the keeper of national culture.
In the villages of Boysun, few speak Russian, and in remote mountain villages people do not know the name of the president of Uzbekistan. They live like a century ago, going down to the city only to the market. They live, of course, without television, natural economy prevails. In some places there are weaving looms-dastgohi and ceramics of a hundred years age preserved.
People are also colorful. Many locals have blonde hair and blue eyes. By the way, during the campaign of Alexander the Great to the East, his army stayed in these mountains. According to the legend, a part of the soldiers was struck down by the plague, and the great commander who did not differ in special humanism simply threw the sick in the gorge. Three years later, Alexander led his army back, met the survivors and was surprised: "How did you escape death?" "We drank water from the spring in the cave where you left us." Since then, this place is called Omonkhon - "Those who survived." And pilgrims come to the source from afar.