This is verily oriental bazaar in Tashkent. Really worth of seeing of course if you are not afraid of a big crowd. There are very many people there everyday and much more on Wednesday when new goods are delivered and on Sunday when people have rest and go there for shopping. There you can see both food and store market. Variety of fruits and vegetables that makes Uzbekistan famous attracts everybody and you really feel that you are dazzled. And what is most interesting - is the habit of bargain that all salesmen and customers do with pleasure. So I really want to notice that this place you are to visit being in Tashkent.
This theater is named after the great poet of XV c. Alisher Navoi. A classic construction with the elements of national decor built in 1947 under the project of famous Russian architect Schusev. During 1945-1946 Japanese citizens took part in decoration of the theatre.
There are a lot of interesting museums in Tashkent. One of them is Museum of the history of the Temurids. It was opened in honor of the 660-th anniversary of Amir Temur's birthday in 1996. This is one of the most interesting museums in Central Asia, where you can find out more information about Temurid dynasty.
There are a lot of different oriental markets in Tashkent, small and big. This market is considered to be the most expensive one, here you can bye everything you want- jewellry, fruit and vegetables, clothes, flowers-everything. It is very popular modern market. Before, in past times, there was karavan saray.
Recently renovated and Uzbekistan's major museum, displaying on three floors archaeological finds, documents, textiles and much more from pre-history to the beginning of the century. A good introduction to the country or a summary before you fly out again.
This monument is in the centre of Tashkent and symbolizes the capital. Very nice monument to the great Amir Temur, great conqueror and ruler. I decided to put this photo made in winter time, it is so unusual...
The delightful Museum of Applied Arts should not be missed. Formerly the residence of Alexander Polovtsev, the Tzar's envoy, who incorporated the finest works of the greatest masters, it today displays samples of traditional Arts & Crafts, both antique and contemporary. The Museum shop makes available high quality handmade embroidery and carpets.
Tashkent has its very own and it's bustling with people, day and night, Broadway, just as in New York.
Shashlik, popcorn and ice-cream vendors line this pedestrian area, bordering the Zerafshan entertainment complex, trinkets are sold from street stalls, paintings and souvenirs towards the Amir Temur Square and the sound of karaoke prevails.
There you can have your portrait painted, you can get almost whatever you want, and even listen to fortune-tellers!
A lot of night clubs are situated in this area as well.
Well, there really aren't to many "must see's" in Tashkent. The city was destroyed by an earthquake some years back and what is left is pretty much all typical Soviet. But one of the few things that was fun to see was the zoo. I am not usually much of a zoo person, I don't like the way the animals are usually kept. This zoo was not realy an exception, however the animals were very active and playing around alot with eachother.
The design of this building is based on the crown of Amir Temur, a ruler and conqueror of much of Central Asia who lived and ruled in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The museum doesn't have to much to offer inside. The main hall is rather attractive, but the exhibits are lacking.
The circus was a fun way to spend an evening in Tashkent. While not as good as the Moscow circus or Barnum and Bailey, it was a good show. The seats are cheap however very uncomfortable. We got to ride a camel during intermission for about 50 cents! While I was trying to get off the camel moved and I got stuck in a vertical split trying to find a step for my foot! My legs haven't seen that position since I was a young gymnast!!!
Is a favourite among recreational parks either for young or old. The best place for time spending at the height of the summer. Is situated just behind the Inter-Continental Hotel and the Japanese Garden.
Summer is very hot & dry in Tashkent.It's more then bare necessity to chill out in a cool waters of Tcharvak lake,that is not natural by the way,but a creation of human beings' hands. And they have built a new hotel over there recently. All this pleasure is out the city.
Tashkent TV Tower provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the view of the capital layout. On a clear day, Western Tien Shan Mountains adds a dazzling vista to the background.
Japanese Garden-is a symbol of Uzbek-Japanese friendship. Very comfortable and peaceful park, where you can get wonderful rest and to get acquainted with Japanese culture.