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Read the guidebooks and you would think Tashkent was a place to miss. Not so!

If you arrive in Uzbekistan by air, you will land here, the only city with an international airport. Do allow yourself a couple of days at the very least to get to know the city. It may not have the allure of Samarkand or the romance of Bukhara, but it is both interesting and attractive with good museums, a huge and bustling market, lovely parks, two functioning madrassas, a cluster of interesting old mausoleums near the University, a library holding what is acknowledged to be the oldest Koran in the world and a charming, unhurried air about the wide tree-lined avenues of the new city. Behind the Chorsu market you'll find the quiet lanes and alleyways of the remnants of the old city and in the streets around the opera house booksellers and newstands have stalls set up under the trees.

The metro system (the only one in Central Asia) makes it easy to get around, and taxis are cheap. Many of the main sights are within an easy stroll of one another, others, such are just a short taxi ride from the centre.

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2010
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