With a written history that dates back over two thousand years, Tashkent has plenty of stories to tell. Here in the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, visitors can uncover an unforgettable range of cultural, historical and religious monuments.
Tashkent has a rich history and culture well worth exploring. Check out over 4,000 items of national decorative art at the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, from wood carvings and ceramics to jewelry and embroidery. Book lovers will find much to enjoy about the Moyie Mubarek Library Museum, including a collection of rare 14th- to 17th-century books. The biggest attraction here is the 7th-century Osman Quran, said to be the world’s oldest quran.
There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in Tashkent. Head for the Chorsu Bazaar, a traditional marketplace located in the centre of Tashkent’s old town. Under its eye-catching blue-domed roof you’ll discover everything from clothes and kitchenware to local handicrafts and fresh produce. Be sure to take a ride on the Tashkent Metro too. Each station is decorated in different architectural and design styles that allude to national figures or historic moments. Plus, it’s a great way to get around the city.