Sights of 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.
In the center of the capital located Amir Timur square. Today in the center of the square towers in a majestic pose the outstanding politician and the commander of the middle Ages-Amir Timur.
On the 5th of September 1991, the main square of Uzbekistan was granted the name «Mustaqillik Maydoni» ("Independence Square"). It is, perhaps, the most beautiful square of Tashkent city.
The Tashkent Chorsu Bazaa rwhich official name «Eski Zhuva» is one of the largest and ancient ones in Central Asia. It is situated at a crossroads of four trade streets of Tashkent.
Ming Urik is located in the bend of Salar canal. Its area is about 35 hectares. There was an active city construction in the land in the VIIth -VIIIth centuries. At this time Ming Urik reached the greatest blossoming.
The underground is fast, convenient, and also the advanced kind of a municipal transportation. We will get acquainted closer with the Tashkent underground.