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SIGHTSEEINGS IN TASHKENT

Subway
Tashkent metro is considered one of the cleanest subways in the world. This record, I want to dedicate it to Tashkent underground. Tashkent metro consists of three lines with 29 stations. The first line, “Chilonzor” with 9 stations launched in 1977 (finished construction of all 12 stations in 1980), and the second “Uzbek” line with 11 stations were put into...
The Alisher Navoi State Library
1 Mustaqillik Sq., Tashkent Uzbekistan 700000 Tel: 39-43-41 Director: Rustam Alimovich Alimov Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat.-Sun. 8pm-5pm Sanitary day: last day of the month The Alisher Navoi State Library traces its history back to 1870, when it was founded by the first governor general of Turkestan, Alexander von Kaufmann. The library’s excellent rare book collection”with some items dating back to von Kaufmann’s original holdings”includes many valuable...
Minor Mosque
The Minor mosque is one of new sights of Tashkent located in the new part of the city, not far from the UzExpoCentre and Hotel International. It was opened on 1 October 2014, on the eve of the Eid holiday, and has become one of the favorite places of city residents for evening strolls. Minor mosque is located on...

SIGHTSEEINGS IN SAMARKAND

Sher-Dor Madrassah
The Registan ensemble was considerably reconstructed in the 17th century by order of Jalangtush Bahadur, a military leader and politician. Sher-Dor Madrassah and the Tilla-Kori mosque were built at the construction place of the 15th century. Sher-Dor Madrassah was constructed  during 1618-1636 on the ruins of Ulugbek’s khanaka which had fallen apart two centuries before. It repeated Ulugbek’s  Madrassah...
Sher-Dor Madrassah
Located in the center of Samarkand, the Registan Square with its medieval edifices is certainly one of the most impressive squares in the world. The legend has it that the square was a place of public executions from the 15th to the early 20th centuries, and they strew it with sand to absorb the blood shed there. Therefore, the square...
Sher-Dor Madrassah
  The construction of the Tilla-Kori Madrassah was commenced in 1646 by the order of the Samarkand ruler Yalangtush Bakhadur and was finished only in 1660. It is the final building in the Registan architectural Ensemble. It was built on the site of caravan-saray, which had existed for over two centuries. The name of the Madrassah is derived from the...

SIGHTSEEINGS IN BUKHARA

Kalan Minaret
The Kalan Minaret is the most magnificent building in Bukhara. According to the author on the history of medieval Bukhara Muhammad Narshakhi (in the Kubawi?s interpretation), Kalan was built by the ruler of Bukhara Arslan-khan (early 12th century) at the new mosque of the city. The first attempt to build a minaret on the site was unsuccessful and the...
Kalyan Mosque
The Kalyan Mosque is one of the outstanding monuments of Bukhara, dating back to the fifteenth century. According to data from archaeological excavations, the original Karakhanid Djuma Mosque was destroyed by fire and dismantled, apparently at the time of the Mongolian invasion. Some time later, it was rebuilt, but this reconstructed mosque did not remain long. A new mosque...
Mir Arab Madrassah
There are two big blue domes of the Miri-Arab madrasah towering above the surrounding buildings in the center of Bukhara. Along with the Kalyan mosque and minaret, this religious educational establishment forms the whole ensemble Poi-Kalyan that is the spiritual center of the city. Construction of the Miri-Arab madrasah dates back to the 16th century and is related to the...

SIGHTSEEINGS IN KHIVA

Trading house (pavilion Palvan-kari)
Shopping Centre, completed in 1905, is located directly opposite the eastern wall Palvan-Kari. The main specialization of the shopping center was a ladies' perfumes and various overseas fabric imported from Turkey, Russia. Business developed successfully, and the beginning of 1913 a network of shopping centers spread out to other parts of the country. Also expanded the list of provided...
The walls of Ichan-Kala
What is Itchan-Kala? In ancient Khiva, as well as other eastern cities, was divided into three parts: the fortress - Kunya-Ark, suburb - Dishan-Kala and the city - Itchan-Kala. Today Itchan-Kala (Ichan Kala) is open-air museum. It is the old part of the city, surrounded with wall and turned into the State Historical Archaeological Museum. Here on the vast territory of 26...
Palvan Darwaza
Palvan-Darwaza at that time was a large commercial building. Also, Palvan Darwaza was used as a gate on the east side of the historic inner city of Ichan-Kala.                                                              ...

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