Tashkent

Tashkent

Treasures of ancient and young Tashkent

Tashkent - one of the largest cities of the Central Asia - Republic Uzbekistan capital. For the first time Tashkent as the city settlement, is mentioned in ancient western chronicles of II century BC In the Chinese sources it was called Yuni; in an inscription of 262 BC Persian king Shapur I in "Kaaba of Zoroastr" the Tashkent oasis was called Chach. Chach was a crossroads on a way of export of gold, jewels, spices and magnificent horses to other cities and the states. Tashkent, (in transfer with Uzbek "the Stone city") the Republic Uzbekistan capital, carefully stores certificates of the past and memory of many events of history of the ancient earth of Uzbekistan.


     Tashkent leaves nobody indifferent, even the most tempted travelers. Visiting of this ancient and at the same time modern city will leave at you really indelible impression. Tashkent is rich with beautiful Islamic architectural constructions, medrese, mosques, museums and libraries which are carefully stored for the future generations and which wait for a meeting with you.


     Round to Tashkent will give you fine possibility to see all sides of the past and the present ancient city which does not cease to surprise with the architectural monuments, a heritage of great scientists, calligraphers and artists, libraries and the museums storing treasures of a spiritual and material life of the people. It is necessary to note historical museums, such as the Museum of Art of Uzbekistan, 4000 subjects containing more (including artifacts of sogdian period, the Buddhist statues, which age more than 1 thousand years, and cult subjects of zoroastrizm), and the Museum of History of Uzbekistan. Perhaps, the most magnificent and richly decorated museum of a city - the Museum of History of Temurids (Amir Timur's Museum), is in the city centre. You should visit him without fail. To be in Tashkent and not to visit Timur's Museum it is considered a bad form. Also it is extremely interesting to visiting and an old part of Tashkent - Eski-Shahar. Despite the strong earthquakes constantly occurring in this seismically active area, many old buildings and streets marvelously have well remained.


     Populous market "Chorsu" near medrese Kukelmash - not simply largest and richest shopping centre of a city, but also an embodiment of all legends about the Ancient East. So-called "the Tashkent chiming clock" - the most beautiful building located in the centre of residence of prince Rakhman (1869-90). It is a tower with clocks which copies the well-known Spassky tower of the Moscow Kremlin. "The Tashkent chiming clock" - the monument which has got in the inheritance from Tashkent General of the-governorship, that epoch when Uzbekistan was a part of Russian empire.


     Today capital of Uzbekistan - the largest cultural centre not only the countries, but also all Central Asia. Conservatory, 9 theatres (including world famous opera and ballet theatre of A.Navoi), concert and showrooms, stadiums, swimming pools, libraries, the parks, blossoming gardens and fountains (the rare in these droughty places the phenomenon, besides executed with the big architectural and engineering perfection), will not leave indifferent anybody. And a television tower of Tashkent - the highest structure in the Central Asia (height - 375 meters).

  • Complex Zangi-Ata (the end XIV - the beginning of XX centuries)
  • Complex Sheyhantaur (XIV century)
  • Ensemble Hazret the Imam (XVI century)
  • Mosque Zengi-Ata (XIX century)
  • Mosque Djami (XV-XVIII - the end of XIX centuries)
  • Mosque of the Tillja-sheikh (XIX century)
  • Mosque Namazgoh (the middle of XIX century)
  • Medrese Zengi-Ata (XIX century)
  • Medrese Barrack-khan (XVI century)
  • Medrese Kukeldash (XVI century)
  • Medrese of Abdukasim (the end of XIX century)
  • The mausoleum of Sheikh Havendi Tahura (XIV-XV centuries)
  • Mausoleum Kaldyrgach-bij (XV century)
  • The mausoleum of the Junus-khan (the end of XV century)
  • The mausoleum of Sheikh Zajnutdina-bobo (XVI century)