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Top 10 Places To Visit In Tashkent City That Must Be In Your Travel Books

In the heart of Uzbekistan lies a city that emanates rich cultural heritage and opulence known as Tashkent. The city of Tashkent in Uzbekistan is the country’s capital and an upcoming metropolis. The city is the main hub of Uzbekistan and the best spot to start exploring places to visit in Tashkent. Tashkent also has an intricate network of public transport that links the capital city to the rest of the country. Apart from being the common access point in the city of Uzbekistan, the city also lies on the ancient ‘Silk route’. And gives the travellers a chance to explore the other fabled cities of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva that lie on the same route. Below is an interesting story on the list of places to visit in Tashkent city that should be on one’s travel books.

Places To Visit When In Tashkent


1. Tashkent Tower

Places To Visit In Tashkent City

The first place to visit in Tashkent is the skyrocketing structure known as the Tashkent Tower or the Tashkent TV Tower. The tower is one of the highest structures in Central Asia. And has become one of the most significant symbols of Tashkent. The tower stands at a height of 375 meters and has an observation deck on the 6th floor. Which also happens to be the topmost floor of the tower, which provides a serene and panoramic view of the city of Tashkent.

Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 4

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: On the 7th floor of the tower is a revolving restaurant where you can book a dinner reservation.


2. State Museum Of History of Uzbekistan

State Museum Of History of Uzbekistan

The next place on the list of places to visit in Tashkent that should be on one’s travel books is the State Museum Of History of Uzbekistan. Under the Soviet regime, the museum was known as the Lenin Museum and came into existence in 1876. It also went by the name of ‘National Museum of Turkestan’. The museum has seen several renovations and upgrades over the years and several exhibits have also been added.

Location: 3 Buyuk Turon ko’chasi, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 2

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: http://www.history-museum.uz/ 

Things to do: Try Uzbekis plov at the Central Asian Plov Center


3. Tashkent-Samarkand Bullet Train

Tashkent-Samarkand Bullet Train

The next stop is not exactly a destination rather a ride from Tashkent to Samarkand. The distance between Tashkent and Samarkand is a rough 350 km. The popular city of Samarkand is linked to Tashkent with a high-speed rail network that covers the distance in less than 3 hours. The high-speed train connects Tashkent with all the major cities of the country. Making train travel the best means of transportation in Uzbekistan.

Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 10

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: https://eticket.uzrailway.uz/?lang=en 

Things to do: Explore several tourist attractions in Samarkand.


4. Chorsu Bazaar

Chorsu Bazaar, Uzbekistan

Bazaar Chorsu lies in the heart of Tashkent and is the largest market in Uzbekistan. The market is the best place for tourists to taste and witness the local fresh produce. And to get a closer look at the culture and traditions of the people of Uzbekistan. One of the most popular sections of the market is the bakery section. Where you can find several different kinds of flatbreads being baked every hour. However, the most popular bread in Uzbekistan is the Yopkan Non. Which is one of the national food of Uzbekistan followed by ‘Norin with Qazi’. Which is often called the food of real men.

Location: 57 Tafakkur ko’chasi, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: Free

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: Good place to try out the fresh local produce.


5. Kukeldash Madrasah

Kukeldash Madrasah, Uzbekistan

The next stop on the list of places to visit in Tashkent that should be on one’s travel books is a ‘Madarsa’ from medieval times. The term ‘Madarsa’ is a term often made use of in Islamic traditions referring to an Islamic educational institution. One such medieval-style Madarsa is the Kukeldash Madrasah, which is a beautiful example of the rich and unique Uzbeki style of architecture. The Madarsa over the years went through a lot and saw itself being demolished, made into a fort, converted into a museum and then back to a Madrasah. The ancient structure even withstood an earthquake in 1966.

Location: Madrassah Kukeldash, Beruni Avenue Relief Road, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 1

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: Explore the nearby Chorsu bazaar.


6. Minor Mosque

Minor Mosque, Uzbekistan

A very recent addition to the list of structures in Uzbekistan is a mosque popularly known as the ‘White Mosque’. The mosque came into fruition in 2014 and since then has been the busiest place in Tashkent for offering prayers. The mosque is living proof of the intricate and beauty of Islamic architecture. The contemporary mosque offers several marble features, tall minarets and a turquoise colour dome that makes it stand out from the rest. The peace and tranquillity that surrounds the mosque make for a very enlightening walk.

Location: Little Ring Road, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: Free

Hours: Open daily from 06:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: Visit the National Library Of Uzbekistan which is in the vicinity.


7. Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial

Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial, Uzbekistan

The memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent is to honour his demise on 11th January 1966. The prominent leader was on a political meet with the then General Ayub Khan of Pakistan on request from Soviet Russia. The Tashkent deal between the leaders of both countries was to resume peace in the region. But, the next morning Mr Shastri passed away on an account of a heart attack. Which surprisingly never went through an investigation either in Uzbekistan or in India. There is a street in Tashkent that dons the name of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Location: Shastri Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: Free

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: Visit the Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Indian Culture on Buz Bozor 2 Drive.


8. Amir Timur Museum

Amir Timur Museum, Uzbekistan

Amir Temur was one of the most successful and prominent leaders in the history of Uzbekistan. In the international reports, he is a controversial figure for having demolished several cities during his reign. But for Uzbecks he is a living hero for unifying and bringing the different tribes of Uzbekistan together. Amir Timur in his prime is said to conquer the south, western and Central Asia during the 14th century. The museum speaks of the many achievements and escapades that the brave Uzbek made during his reign.

Location: 100000, Tashkent city, Amir Temur avenue, 1, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 0.75

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Website: http://temurid.uz/ 

Things to do: Visit the Amir Temur monument and square


9. Hazrat Imam Complex

Hazrat Imam Complex, Uzbekistan

The complex is one of the most unique and special destinations in all of Tashkent. The complex is home to a library, several mosques and many madrasa’s. The highlight of the complex is the oldest Quran which is written 19 years after the death of Prophet Muhammad. The library is of Muyi Maborak also houses a single strand of hair that supposedly belongs to the great Prophet Muhammad himself.

Location: Karasaray Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: $ 2

Hours: Open daily from 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Website: N/A

Things to do: Explore the nearby Muyi Maborak library


10. Hotel Uzbekistan

Hotel Uzbekistan

The last stop on the list of places to visit in Tashkent that should be on one’s travel books brings us to Hotel Uzbekistan. The hotel is one of the remnants of the architecture that was made during the Soviet era. It is also the iconic hotel where the Tashkent deal between India and Pakistan took place in 1966. With Soviet Russia serving as the mediator and after which India lost its second prime minister. The outside of the hotel gives the look of a cream coloured concrete building with patterned slabs over the windows.

Location: 45 Mirzamakhmud Musakhanov Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Entry Fee: Free

Hours: 24×7

Website: https://hotel-uz.com/

Things to do: Explore the Tashkent metro station that lies in its vicinity.

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