Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

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Tashkent: what to see

This city combines a rich history, modern architecture, and the hospitality of the locals. It impresses not only with its scale and abnormal climate but also with many interesting places. Read on to find out what is worth visiting in the metropolis.

Amir Timur Museum

Be sure to visit this location if you want to delve deeper into the culture of the region. It was opened to the public back in 1996. Today, there are more than 5000 artifacts inside the building.

Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

Old Town

It is perfect for those who want to feel the atmosphere of the East and get acquainted with the life of the locals. A special feature of the historic district is the mahallas, or traditional neighborhoods. These are large houses with a common courtyard. By the way, you can not only look at them from afar but also go inside.

If you want to see authenticity, this is the place to go.

Hazrati Imam Complex

An architectural religious complex with ancient tombs. Construction began in the 16th century, but in 1966 a powerful earthquake partially destroyed all the ancient buildings. Over time, most of them were restored. The oldest relic - the Koran of Khalif Usman on deerskin parchment - is kept here.

There is also an opportunity to buy ethnic souvenirs in the form of national clothes, dishes and home textiles.

Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

Museum of Applied Arts

The museum houses a collection of handmade products. A lot of carpets, dresses, skullcaps, paintings, ceramics: all artifacts are categorized by type and date of manufacture. Tourists are surprised not only by the exposition of the exhibition hall but also by the building itself, which is about 100 years old.

Chorsu Bazaar

A market where you can buy a wide variety of things. There are counters with flatbreads, sweets, meat, and vegetables at every turn. It's almost impossible to resist and not buy something.

By the way, you will definitely need the ability to bargain. Vendors' prices are not fixed, so you can get some goods quite cheaply.

Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

Kukeldash Madrasa

The largest school in the region. It was built of burnt brick according to the traditional principle: a large courtyard surrounded by cells, with a darshan and a mosque. The windows have special sunscreen grilles. Their patterns depict the names of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad.

Tashkent subway

One of the most beautiful works of art in the world. Palaces with hundreds of ornaments, painted walls, ceilings and columns: all of this is hidden in the underground. Even if you don't plan to go anywhere, be sure to go down here, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Alisher Navoi Theater

The main cultural building of the city for ballet and opera performances. It was built in 1945. The total number of seats is 1400. Needless to say, the variety of performances is dazzling. Uzbek and foreign dramas and comedies are staged here. It's a tough choice to make.

Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

Tashkent Broadway

If you're hungry, this is the place to go. There are many cozy restaurants, cafes, and shops here where you can have a delicious meal or snack on the run. There is a good chance to meet street artists while walking.

Greater Chimgan

Tired of city tours? Go to the mountain range located not far from the metropolis. Here you can go hiking, and in winter you can go skiing or snowboarding. Due to the fact that the country is landlocked, visitors and locals often relax by Lake Charvak. It surprises with its size and beauty. A cable car hangs next to the reservoir.

Little-known Tashkent: top sights of the capital of Uzbekistan

TV tower

The tallest in Central Asia. It was built in 1985, combining modern and classical Uzbek elements. Today the upper floors are home to many restaurants where you can end your day.

Besh Qozon pilaf center

Yes, this is one of the best restaurants in the city. This traditional Uzbek dish is extremely popular. That's why chefs cook it in huge cauldrons on fire.

Japanese garden

The name speaks for itself. A lot of beautiful plants grow around the location. The main attraction is a tea house. There is a drum in front of the entrance. Locals say that if you touch the musical instrument and spin it, it will bring you closer to God.

Best time to go

In summer, the temperature sometimes reaches 40 degrees, and in winter it drops to minus 20. Therefore, the best time to travel is in May-June or September-October.

Tashkent is an extraordinary city. It will definitely not leave anyone indifferent. Come and see for yourself!

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