Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan. It is an oasis city with a fairly long history, and has been famous since ancient times. Many people may imagine Samarkand when they think of Uzbekistan’s major cities, but there is something a little different about Samarkand. Remnants of the Silk Road era still remain in the city, and some buildings were built during the Soviet era, giving the town a sense of history.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Independent Square
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Chorsu Bazaar
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Amir Timur Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Hazrati Imam Square
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : TV Tower
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Tashkent is a city located in the eastern part of Uzbekistan.
Tashkent is an area that has already existed since ancient times, and was a transit point on the Silk Road from ancient times to the Middle Ages. It has many ties to Central Asian and Chinese dynasties, and was also ruled by the Mongol Empire. In modern times, Russia began to adopt a southward policy and came to be ruled by Russia. Tashkent has since become a territory of Uzbekistan and is also its capital.
Tashkent belongs to the Mediterranean climate. In summer, the temperature rises to around 40°C, but the nights are cool due to the dry weather. Temperatures range from -5°C to 36°C throughout the year.
The official language is Uzbek. Other languages spoken are Russian and Tajik.
Tashkent is not that bad. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and pickpocketing are very common, so you need to be vigilant around train stations and near crowded bazaars. Also, don’t go out at night.
Tashkent has been a trading route since ancient times, so it functions as a distribution center. Therefore, it is also known that the bazaar is very large.
Uzbeks make up the majority, over 80%. There are also small numbers of Russians, Kazakhs and Tajiks.
Uzbekistan is predominantly Muslim with over 90% of the population. Others are Russian Orthodox and Jewish.
Sum is used in Uzbekistan.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
The best performing arts theater in Central Asia. Built during World War II, it’s a great place to visit if you like art. This is a famous theater that has been given the title of Grand.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Independent Square
Independence Square in the center of the city. During the Soviet era, it was called Lenin Square and had a large statue of Lenin. Celebrations are held at Independence Square on holidays such as Independence Day on September 1st and January 1st.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Chorsu Bazaar
The most famous market in this city. Not only fresh vegetables, but also daily necessities are available, making it a popular market for local residents. There are also restaurants and craft shops inside.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Amir Timur Museum
The Timurid Dynasty History Museum exhibits many materials related to the Timurid Dynasty, which flourished from the 14th century to the 16th century. You can learn deeply about the history of Uzbekistan from ancient times.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Hazrati Imam Square
There are several grand Islamic architectural clusters on the grounds, including a mosque. The mosque is a sacred and very famous mosque named after an imam from Tashkent who was active in the 8th century.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : TV Tower
This is a TV tower with a height of 375m and functions as a TV tower, a radio tower, and a radio base for mobile phones. There is also an observation deck where you can see the cityscape.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
The National History Museum of Uzbekistan displays a collection of historically valuable items. There are materials from various eras, from excavated items from the Stone Age to modern materials.
Tashkent has a wide range of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Tashkent International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.