The Golden heart of Uzbekistan, the city of modern achievements among the oldest cities-monuments of history and culture, which itself is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, a bright and hospitable home for many peoples United by a single proud word “Uzbek”! Have you guessed which city we will be talking about? Yes, this is a blessed city, nurtured by the sun and the warmth of hearts, beloved and beautiful Tashkent – the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan. For a person who has visited Tashkent at least once, the flow of bright memories about this city, like Golden rays of the sun, fills everything around with their awe. You will experience the same after visiting Tashkent, exploring its modern wide avenues and walking along the narrow streets of the old city.
You may have already guessed that Tashkent is the administrative, economic and cultural center of Uzbekistan. The most populous city in Central Asia, Tashkent is home to more than 2.5 million people. This is due to the fact that Tashkent is the largest industrial center of Uzbekistan, 20% of all production falls on the capital. There are also embassies of foreign countries, headquarters, state authorities, foreign and joint companies, research institutes, etc. Tashkent unites many Nations that live in peace and harmony with each other. Here you will find many Muslim mosques, Orthodox churches, a Catholic Church and 2 synagogues. You have probably heard about the famous Uzbek hospitality, because when you arrive here, you will be enveloped in an Oriental atmosphere of love and attention. You will be invited and fed delicious dishes that abound in different flavors, thanks to recipes collected over many centuries from different peoples. For example, you will feel a real surge of gastronomic pleasure when you try the famous Tashkent pilaf, which, by the way, it is customary to eat with your hands, snacking on a delicious Achik-Chuchuk salad made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes with onions. And try the most delicious kebab or kazon-kabob! We promise you will be thrilled!
Tashkent is an amazing city. He is like a two-faced Janus-with one eye of a wise old man looking into the past, carefully preserving the traditions and culture of antiquity, reflected in ancient buildings, monuments, bazaars; and with the other eye of a young youth, looking forward and only forward. After all, Tashkent is considered to be one of the largest modern developing megacities. You will be surprised that despite the modern face of Tashkent, this city celebrated its 2200th anniversary in 2009! In the found written sources it is noted that in the IV-V centuries Tashkent is mentioned as jaj, Chachkent, Shashkent, Binkent. And only in the XI century is the name Tashkent found. But it is assumed that the form of Shashkent, as well as Chachkent, are distorted forms of the word Tashkent, which means “Stone city”.
Tashkent is also famous for its bazaars. The oldest of them is considered to be the Bazaar “Eski Juva”, which means “Old tower”, better known among the locals as Chorsu (“Four roads”). You will be amazed by the huge territory of this Bazaar, and the surrounding area of the old city (“Eski Shahar”), where this Bazaar is located. The old city looks like a maze of narrow streets with mud houses, mosques and madrasas (educational institutions), where you will also visit the ancient monuments of the city of Tashkent. Thanks to this, this unique city attracts architecture lovers who will discover the unique skill and beauty of Eastern architectural craftsmanship, which will lure you into its arms, and fall in love with its brilliant splendor.
Tashkent is so grandiose and beautiful that it is impossible to describe all its beauty and dignity. In order to merge with the amazing combination of modernity and antiquity, so that your soul will sing in the sweet-spoken melody of Uzbek hospitality, we invite you to visit colorful Tashkent, which will be your starting point for all the other unique cities of Uzbekistan!