Tashkent

Tashkent is a capital of Uzbekistan and it is considered to be one of the biggest cities in Central Asia. It has the centuries-old history including first reference about Chach city (the earliest name of Tashkent) located in the valley of the river Chirchik (dated back to 2 B.C.). The city had been changing its name for many times and eventually became known as the "Stone City" in a literal translation from Uzbek.

Territorial position of Tashkent is located at the foothills of the Tien Shan in the north-eastern part of the country. Having the most valuable architectural monuments, churches, madrasahs, as well as modern landscaped places for resting and contemplation, Tashkent could safely assign the title as one of the most interesting and attractive cities in the country and Central Asia.

Two of the most outstanding and ancient sights of Tashkent are Abdulkasim’s madrasahs and Kukeldash madrasah. These majestic complexes have huge territories that appeal to those who like exploring surrounding place. Beautiful wall made of ancient bricks and inlaid by majolica add the most unique flavor to Kukeldash madrasah. Besides that, craftsmen and artisans working in the carrels of Abdulkasim’s madrasahs are living proof of peoples’ gentle attitude to their ethnic values.

It is also suggested to pay special attention to such facilities like: Cathedral named after Uspensky and Roman Catholic Church. These structures are not representatives of an ancient origin, but their beauty and interesting architectural idea adorn the capital. It is an illustration of multinational population of Uzbekistan.

Another attraction in Tashkent is “Tashkent TV Tower”, which sounds in Uzbek like "Minor". This 375 meter structure has superiority in height throughout Central Asia and has a restaurant inside as well as an observation deck for all tourists and local people.

Hast Imam complex which includes into its territory: madrasahs “Barak-Khan” and “Muyi Muborak”, mosques “Namazgah” and “Tilla Sheikh”, as well as modern mosque with the same name “ new Hast-Imam”. There is also the burial place of Sheikh Kaffal Shashi. The assemblage has an extraordinary beauty of turquoise domes that is in the heart of the mud houses arranged within the county.

Charvak

Charvak

A grandiose man-made reservoir in the gorge of the Chimgan Mountains, the village of Charvak and the western range of the long mountain range of Tien Shan

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Complex Zangi-Ota

Complex Zangi-Ota

The complex of Zangi-Ota is in the settlement of Zangi-Ota which is located near to Tashkent. The monument plays considerable historical and art value.

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Barak-Khan Madrassah

Barak-Khan Madrassah

Next to the square of Hazret Imam to the east from Chorsu bazaar is located a monument of medieval architecture - Barak-Khan Madrassah. It was built in stage by stage and was finished in 1532.

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The Tashkent zoo

The Tashkent zoo

The Tashkent zoo was formed in 1924 on the basis of a small menagerie which was at the art museum in a territory of the former country summer residence of a general-governor. At that time the area of the zoo was about 3 hectares. In the late forties the zoo exposition included about 200 kinds of animals.

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Juma Mosque Khoja Ahror Vali (Djami Mosque)

Juma Mosque Khoja Ahror Vali (Djami Mosque)

Juma Mosque Khoja Ahror Vali (Djami Mosque) Juma Mosque Khoja Ahror Vali is a basis of the ensemble Registan which is located near Chorsu square. It is a unique Friday mosque in Tashkent of courtyard type among existed ones in Central Asia in times of late Middle Ages.

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The Mausoleum of Sheikh Zainuddin Bobo

The Mausoleum of Sheikh Zainuddin Bobo

Sheikh Zainuddin Bobo is the son of afounder of Sufi Order Sukhravardiya of Sheikh Ziyaad-din Djakhima Sukhravardi. He was sent to these places by his father as missioner to expand Order. Sheikh Zainuddin Bobo was buried in the settlement Arifon behind Kukcha gate.

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The ensemble of Hazrat Imam

The ensemble of Hazrat Imam

The ensemble of Hazrat Imam was generated on the tomb of the known scientist, the expert on the Quran and Hadis, the poet, handicraftsman Hazret Imam. According to historical data he was buried in the territory of one of the present Tashkent areas named Sebzar. All district in Sebzar parts of an old city have received the name of Hazrat Imom named after sheikh.

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Tashkent Chimes

Tashkent Chimes

Tashkent Chimes are for many decades have been the symbol of Tashkent city. They are located in the center of the capital around next to the city administration building and have been erected in the memory of soldiers who were perished during World War II. Chimes are time coordinator of post-war life.

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