Best Tourist Places to Visit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Asia
Tashkent city spans over an area of 335 km2 and is the capital of Uzbekistan country. The word Tashkent means “Stone city”. Tashkent city is also the capital of Tashkent province and is located at 41016’N and 69013’E. Tashkent also happens to the meeting point of several rivers with Chirchik River. Temperature soar to up to 360 C in summer and in winter the lowest recorded temperature is -20 C. With a population of over 2,200,500, of which 65% of them are Uzbeks, 25% are Russians and rest are minorities belonging to Korea, Tatars, Tajiks and other nationality. Tashkent province has eleven districts Bektemir, Uchtepa, Hamza, Mirobod, Mirzo Ulugbek, Sergeli, Oktober, Chilanzar, Sobir Rakhimov, Frunze, and Kirov. The best time to visit Tashkent is from November to February.
History of Tashkent
In seventh century Tashkent was ruled by the Sassanian Persian Empire before the Arabs invaded. In the 10th century Kara-Khanid rule was established. The year 1219, saw the invasion of Genghis Khan in Tashkent. Tashkent was captured in the year 1809 by Khanate of Kokand. Between the year, 1920 to 1930, Tashkent came under the Soviet rule. Tashkent witnessed the rise of many establishments. Airport, rail links and roadways was developed under the soviet rule.
Food and Shopping at Tashkent
There are some famous shopping centers in Tashkent. The names of such shopping centers are listed below:
- Central Department Store
- Hamid Alimdjan Square
- Zarafshan Shopping Center
- Mega Planet Shopping Mall
- Tashkent Shopping Center
Tourist Places in Tashkent
- Kukeldash Madrassah
Founded under the reign of Abdullah Khan II, Kukeldash Madrassah is one of the oldest structures in Tashkent.
- Yunus Khan Mausoleum
Built in the 15th century, there are a total of three mausoleums located at this place.
- Palace of Prince Romanov
Palace of Prince Romanov was constructed in 19th century by an exiled Russian Prince and was formerly used as a museum. At present it is the seat of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
Built at the end of Second World War, this theatre hosts ballet and opera performance.
There are other attractions in Tashkent other then the one’s mentioned above
- Mausoleum of Zangiota
- Abulkasym Madrassah
- Friday Mosque
- Holy Assumption Cathedral Church(Uspensky Cathedral)
- Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Convent
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral
- Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan
- Museum of Applied Arts
- Russian Orthodox Church
- Sheikhantaur Mausoleum
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Means of Commutation to Tashkent
Tashkent International Airport is situated at a distance of 11 km from Tashkent city caters to the arrival and departure of flights to various places on the globe such as Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Dubai, India, Japan, Malaysia, New York, London, Pakistan etc.
Express trains such as Registon and Sharq commute passengers to places between Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
Many roads in Tashkent connect to places elsewhere in the country, Uzbekistan. There are shared taxis and cars on hire for tourists willing to travel the length and breadth of Tashkent.
Accommodation Options at Tashkent
To cater to the luxury needs of the tourist in Tashkent there are four star and three star hotel providing excellent facilities to tourist. Rent for a room in such hotel can vary from $141 to $207 per day. Budget hotels in Tashkent rent single room for $64 and double room for $75 per day and the list of hotels in and around Tashkent is as follows:
- Le Grande Plaza Hotel
- Uzbekistan Hotel
- Golden Valley Hotel
- Miran International Hotel
- Shodlik Palace Hotel
- Hotel International Tashkent
- Tashkent Palace Hotel
- Hotel City Palace
- Grand Orzu Hotel
- Radisson Blu Hotel
- Hotel Sayram