Tashkent – An Unbeatable Architectural Marvel
The capital city of Uzbekistan, Tashkent offers a perfect mélange of architectural sights and glittering skyscrapers luring numerous travelers every year seeking best of wonders. Most of the historical attractions have been dotted in the Native town of Tashkent. The city flaunts its own unique fervor and style, and is known for housing a number of attractions as listed below.
Chimgan Mountains & Charvak Lake
Chimgan Mountains and Charvak Lake remain highly popular among the locals of Tashkent. Acting as great hubs to spend some leisure time, these places are unexplored havens of peace. Do not miss a chance to drive through the Chimgan Mountains to capture their beauty from all the angles.
Located in the heart of the city, the Independence Square has been adorned with beautiful fountains. It acts as a hub for all the solemn events on festive days including Uzbekistan Independence Day and New Year. The place is also known for organizing numerous performances of musicians, clowns and rope-dancers, which make it a perfect location to spend few hours with the family.
Amir Timur Square
This small square placed in the center of the city is nestling with “Uzbekistan” Hotel, University of Law, the Amir Timur Museum, renowned Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most extravagant architectural structures in the city. The center of the square is guarded by a monument to the wonderful commander and statesman of the XIV century, Amir Timur. Travelers can spend some great time at various entertainment hubs located just a stone’s throw away from the Amir Timur Square.
The highest construction in the Central Asia, the TV tower soars to a height of 375 meters. This marvel was constructed by architects D.J. Semashko, N.G. Terziev-Tzarukova, engineers E.P. Morozova and M.D. Musheeva. The tower is deployed for arranging the most contemporary means of communication including satellite TV, cellular and paging communication. Travelers can climb the Blue hall at a height of 150 meters boasting a number of restaurants serving Uzbek as well as European cuisine.
Hazrati Imam Complex
This famous religious center of Tashkent is located in the old town. One may find many architectural monuments within the grounds of this complex, including Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. In addition to this, the complex also features a grand library of oriental manuscripts preserving the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman - Ottoman.
Tashkent Bazaar Chorsu
This bustling market place is a common ground for merchants, traders and locals of Tashkent. One can see many meetings and theatrical performances happening here, which make this place lively. Though the market is more than hundred years old, it still preserves its traditional architecture which makes it look a beautiful souvenir from the past. Visitors can buy fresh fruits, orangey-colored dried fruits, toasted bread (lepeshka), fresh-killed meat and kazy (horse meat sausage) from here.
How to Reach Tashkent
Travelers visiting this city can land at the Tashkent International Airport. Thereafter, they can hop on buses and taxis to reach the town. Also, Tashkent is a key junction on the Trans Caucasian Railways. Bus services are also available to Tashkent from all the neighboring countries except Afghanistan.