Tashkent is the biggest and among the oldest city in the entire Central Asia with its history dating back tomore than 2,200 years.The medieval buildings when blended with modern day European architecture give this place a unique flavor which most first-time tourists coming to Tashkent find astonishing. The modern city of Tashkent which is now a metropolis offers colossal amount of activities which you can do while you’re in this beautiful city.
It is one of the top historic and Islamic centers in Tashkent. Also known as Khazrat Imam, Khast Imam, Hast Imam, or KhastImom, it consists of many other important historical monuments like Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Namazgoh Mosque, and The Muftiate building. The Bogi-Keykaus Garden is a holy pilgrimage place built as a graveyard of Saint KaffalShashi. There’s many more monuments to be explored in this complex.
Located in the center of the old town of Tashkent, all the daily necessities are sold under this large dome shaped building. It gives the real oriental shopping experience in one of the largest open-air market in Central Asia. It makes an ideal strolling venue even if you don’t intend to buy anything.
It is the third largest mosque in Uzbekistan. The name of this mosque was changed from time to time and named after the Sufi leaders of Oriental Middle ages.
Anyone with even slightest of interest in history of Turkestan can and should pay a visit to this museum. Aptly named as Museum of the People of Uzbekistan, the museum preserves the history and evolution of this region since its earliest occupants 5,000 years ago to the present including the Zoroastrian, Buddhist, and Muslim artifacts.
Whenever you happen to be in the central Tashkent because of any reason, you can visit the monuments standing there. Major places in Center of Tashkent include:
The center of this square hosts a horse riding statue of Statesman Amir Timur, after whom this avenue is named. The surroundings are now planted with trees which gives a greenery background and calm atmosphere.
It is the central square of city of Tashkent, and the largest square. With recent development in administrative buildings, recreational areas, fountains, and seating facilities, it looks like more of a large park than a square.
It is the highest construction in Central Asia with a height of 375 meters and is primarily used for modern means of communication. There’s a hall and lobby with restaurants, ideal for having a day’s meal along with sightseeing.
By just traveling the metros will give you a unique feel, the walls and built of which have inimitable architectural look. The designs of the lightings especially create a festival ball-room atmosphere.
Tashkent doesn’t disappoint tourists seeking recreational activities. Here are some of the recreational places in Tashkent:
If you’re a wildlife lover and would like to spot some wild animals in Uzbekistan, then you should beeline to Tashkent Zoological Park which is a cultural, educational, and research establishment. The open air cages accommodate 349 species of animals and 3,000 individual animals.
If you’re missing Disneyland experience, then you’ll be glad to know that Tashkent has a Disneyland as well. It has got almost everything from rollercoaster rides to jungle boat rides.
Visit the Aqualand in Tashkent to get unlimited fun and entertainment in numerous water sports activities.
An excellent place to spend quality time in isolation or with your loved ones. It is well-maintained and quiet. You can spot few bird species like peacocks, ducks in lakes or along the way.