Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent is the ancient city of Central Asia. This city is filled with Islamic and Soviet architecture. It is one of the largest cities in Central Asia providing the home to 4 million people.
Tashkent is not just for history and culture lovers, but this Central Asian city is also for shoppers and foodies. Spend a couple of days here by taking Tashkent tour packages and I am sure that it won’t disappoint you.
What Is Tashkent famous For?
Tashkent is known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the great silk road from China to Europe. Tashkent is a treasure trove for travelers who love to explore unique cultures. Tashkent is an eminent for ancient stories and contemporary infrastructure. The city consists of modern new office buildings, parks, and crumbling Soviet-style apartment blocks. One of the best things is visiting Soviet buildings. They are humongous, old-fashioned and made of concrete.
What Are Best Places to visit In Tashkent?
One of the most important markets in Central Asia and a mesmerizing place to get a feeling of what the ancient Silk Road trade used to be. Local people come here, which means that Chorsu Bazaar is also a great place to observe the ethnic and cultural blend Tashkent is famous for.
From being an old Islamic education institution in the 16th century to a caravanserai two hundred years later and a place, where public executions were held, Kukeldash Madrasah is one of the most ancient buildings in the city with historic values. In 1966, earthquakes damaged it very badly but it was beautifully reconstructed in the middle of the 20th century.
It is the highest building in Central Asia. 375-meter TV tower looks humongous. You can go on it, but you are only allowed to go 96 meters, even though you get a mesmerizing panoramic view of Tashkent’s skyline.
Timur and Independence Squares
It contains the most important monuments and political and cultural buildings. Going to these two squares is a pleasant experience, as they contain greenery and fountains. The most important highlights would be the Uzbekistan independence monument and a 7-meter tall bronze statue of Amir Timur. Among all the buildings, Muyi Mubarak Library is the most important, as it has the world’s oldest Quran.
There are a lot more places to visit you can go there by taking Tashkent tour packages.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Tashkent?
The best time to visit Uzbekistan is during spring and autumn (April to May, and September to early November). During this time, it’s warm and dry, and you can enjoy the heat of the desert region without getting uncomfortable by the sun. From November to March, it can be very cold, but this also brings clear skies that can give you an exceptional backdrop to any photos you take during your trip. This is also the quietest and less crowded time of the year. Book your Tashkent Hotels in advance through a reputable travel company as you might face price rise during tourist season.