Tashkent – The modern metropolis
Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and also the largest city in Central Asia.
For many years, Tashkent has been the most important business and cultural center of the country, attracting tourists and businessmen from various countries of the world.
Most time of the summer in Tashkent is hot, so do not forget about sunscreen and hats! Winter is mostly mild and snowless, but do not neglect warm things, it is so cool in the evening that you want to wear a scarf!
Gifts and souvenirs
Walking along the streets of Tashkent, you can find many memorable things, ranging from small trinkets to huge memorable souvenirs. Most of the souvenir workshops are located in old madrassas and at Chorsu Bazaar. There you can find absolutely everything: crafts carved from wood, pottery, national clothes, and even knives and daggers forged in local forges.
Tashkent restaurants with their variety and the level of service can surprise any gourmet. In the city, you can find not only national cuisine, which in Tashkent differs in taste from the identical dishes in the other parts of the country, but also the best representatives of the foreign gastronomic industry. In Tashkent, you can try Uyghur, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, European and even molecular cuisine. However, the most delicious cuisine is naturally Uzbek! Did you know that in December 2016 pilaf was included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List? Now you know it! Come to see and taste the most delicious food in the world! You can read more about the national cuisine of Uzbekistan at this link.
Top Attractions in Tashkent
Alley of Writers in Tashkent
A wonderful place for walking among the trees and flower beds. The alley will immerse you in an atmosphere of learning and peace.
The bronze monuments headed by the "father" of Uzbek literature Alisher Navoi form a single architectural ensemble covering an area of more than 8 hectares.
Sculptures of more than 20 prominent figures, including writers and poets, critics and publicists: Babur, Muhammad Riza Ogahi, Zakirjan Furkat, Muhammad Aminkhoja Mukimi, Mahmudkhoja Behbudi, Berdah, Abdullah Avloni, Abdulhamid Chulpan, Abdullah Qadiri, Abdullah Qahhar and many others are erected on the Alley.
The Alley of Writers will become a place where creative events, poetic performances, book presentations and exhibitions will be held. Uzbek literature should become an integral part of our daily life, because in modern realities, young people are increasingly turning to the classics of Uzbek literature.
The State Museum of the Temurids History
It was opened in 1996 in honor of the 660th anniversary of the outstanding commander Amir Timur, also known worldwide as Tamerlane.
The three-story rounded building of the Museum is framed by a dome in classic Oriental style. The interior is richly decorated with marble, unique paintings, and gold leaf. On the walls of the halls, a fresco depicts the life of Tamerlane, as well as paintings that convey the atmosphere of those times. The highlight of the Museum is a crystal chandelier with a height of 8.5 meters, which consists of 106 thousand pendants.
The Museum's exhibits tell visitors about the history of Uzbekistan during the reign of the Timurid dynasty. The Museum has more than 3 thousand exhibits. Here you can see jewelry, clothing, musical instruments, tools and other items of the middle ages. A copy of the Osman Koran, the Holy book of Muslims, is kept in the Central hall.
In the Museum you can also see numerous correspondence of Tamerlane and his descendants with the monarchs of European countries, paintings depicting the great commander, various miniatures and models of famous monuments built in our country by the Timurid dynasty.
The State Museum of History
Located in the center of Tashkent, the State Museum of history of Uzbekistan is one of the first museums in Central Asia. Opened since 1876.
The Museum displays more than 250 thousand old objects, finds and artifacts that allow you to learn the history of the peoples of Central Asia who inhabited the territory of Uzbekistan, from the Stone age to the present day.
Here you can find a statue of the Buddha of the I century, found in the Surkhandarya region, a bronze Saka goat (IV-V centuries BC), decorated with animal figurines, ancient ceramics, fabrics, coins, works of art, historical documents, photographic materials and other exhibits that allow Museum visitors to get acquainted with the ancient civilizations of the East and learn the most important epochs of the history of our region.
The ruins of Aktepa
Who would have thought that in the center of Tashkent, in the Yunusabad district, there is an ancient monument of archeology - the ruins of the ancient settlement of Aktepa.
I remember very well the time when I found out about this place. We used to come here as teenagers. We enjoyed exploring and exploring this place. Such a small hill seemed unusual and wildly attractive to us. We loved to climb to the highest point. We imagined that we were in the mountains and saw off the sunsets.
Naturally, at that time we had no idea that we were not standing on a simple hill, but on the site of a unique fortified manor, a large palace. The dates of construction of this structure are called V-VIII centuries AD.