Things to Know about Tashkent
Being situated at a commodious geographical position, on the road between Shymkent and Samarkand, the city of Tashkent, now, with a population of more than 2.5 million people comprising of Turkic people of Uzbekistan and considerable number of ethnic Russian minority, is rich in museums and intricately designed monuments built in the Soviet-era. Thousands of tourists come to Tashkent every year to see these museums and monuments acknowledging the art and culture of the ‘Stone City’. There are several flights connecting Tashkent to countries across the globe.
The geographical location of the city, formerly known as "Chach", being in a spanking tectonic area, is chiefly responsible for some shakes with seismic vibrations and earthquakes that the city has, so far, experienced. The little extant of time-honoured architectural heritage of Tashkent stand as visible evidence of the loss the city has suffered. But, nothing could stop the city from living and growing unremittingly expanding adjoins. In 1991, when Soviet Union lost its significance, Tashkent happened to be proud of being the fourth largest city in Uzbekistan and a learning centre for the science and engineering fields. The city, being home to many historical mosques and religious establishment, was recognized as the ethnic capital of the Islamic world in the year 2007. Your decision to visit Tashkent and stay there a fortnight would be a rich experience.
Tashkent is a very beautiful and vigorously animated city with sounds of strong and resonating culture of bright and striking art in the form of architecture, museums and metro stations. The best way to be tangent to such rich culture is to visit the local markets and exchange expressions with the delighting and friendly folks of Uzbek. If you know a little bit of the Cyrillic alphabet, it would be easy to deal with the Uzbek people you meet in restaurants. Various types of hotels including luxurious suites and relatively cheaper cozy accommodations are available in Tashkent. You can choose lodging according to your budget. All the hotels have, more or less, standard amenities for the roomers.
The entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion in Tashkent is exclusively laudable. Plenty of night clubs, tea-houses and cafes are likely to spell your leisure in moments. The Uzbek food exquisitely conforms to very good taste! "Plov", "Samsa" are some of the unique and tasty dishes that you should try. To have a good reason to be grateful to yourself, choose Tashkent as your next one-stop vacation offering ample scope to avail round-the-clock airline ticket booking facilities from the main air-ticketing office situated at Kunaev Kochasi and hundreds of ticketing agents. Daily flights from many places including Almaty, Tokyo, Bangkok, London, and New York-JFK are directed to Tashkent. There are cheap internal flights to Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand. The best time to step in the ‘Stone City’ is anytime during the year excepting December-February having unfavorable weather with no tints of heat in cold winter.
From the airport, a walk of 50 meters will take you to the taxi-stand. If you know a little bit of the Cyrillic alphabet, it would be very useful to have a negotiation with the taxi-drivers. Persisting fare is generally in the minimum range of 2 to 3 USD for 5km and you have to bear 20 cents for each additional km, so be aware of the taxi-drivers who stand just at the exit gate of the airport.
Telyashayakh Mosque containing the oldest Uthman Qur'an, the grave of Yunus Khan, grandfather of Mughal Empirefounder Babur, Amir Timur Museum, a majestic blue dome with flowery interior, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater constructed by the Japanese captives of war during the second world war, Navoi Literary Museum, memorializing the espoused literary hero, Alisher Navoi, the vast open air Chorsu Bazaar, situated near the Kukeldash Madrassa for availing every kind of products are some of the best sights in Tashkent. Book cheap tickets to Tashkent now on Fare Buzz to experience all that Tashkent has to offer.