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Tashkent General: 29 reviews and 36 photos
Favorite thing: Tashkent has more than 2 mill inhabitants. It is the capital of the Republic Uzbekistan. Its wealth and importance comes from the ideal location. It is the HUB for most airlines going to Central Asia. Major trainroutes cross in Tashkent: to Moscow (3360km), to Novosibirsk (2630km), Turkmenbashi (1864km) and Duschanbe (1069km). Of course already in the times of the Big Silkroad Tashkent was a center of trade and cultural exchange. In a way you can say, that Tashkent is located at the old border between an area of nomadic people and settled urban population.
Today Tashkent is still an important city of trade and industry. The first university in Centralasia was founded 1920 in Tashkent. Now the city has about 30 science institutes, 18 universities, 30 colleges, 200 libraries, 11theatres and more. since 1999 Tashkent also has an Islamic University. There are also many museums, a zoo and a botanical garden, which are worth a visit.
It is a pity, that Tashkent always looks a bit underrated compared with the famous cities of Smarkand and Bukhara.
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