Tashkent Tourism

Tashkent (or Toshkent in Uzbek), is the capital, largest and the most populated city of Uzbekistan. Located the north-east of the country close to the Kazakhstan border, Tashkent has been mainly influenced by Sogdian, Turkic and Islamic cultures. In 2009, Tashkent celebrated its 2,200 years of written history.

The history of this place is quite prominent. In 1219, Tashkent was invaded and destroyed by Genghis Khan after which it was rebuilt. Following this, the city profited quite a lot from the Silk Road. Over the years leading up to the 20th century, Tashkent witnessed many changes of hands, from Khanate of Kokand to the Russian Empire before finally becoming an independent city. Tashkent was also where Boris Grabovsky invented the first ever fully-electronic TV set in 1925.

From tourism perspective, Tashkent's traditional architectural heritage and many Soviet-era monuments make for a great sightseeing experience. The Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu Bazaar, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the Amir Timur Museum are just some of the many places to visit in Tashkent.

Essential travel information and Tashkent tips for your visit

  • Time zone: Uzbekistan Standard Time (GMT+5)
  • Currency: Uzbekistan Som (UZS)
  • Electricity: The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. In Tashkent, the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F.
  • Languages: Uzbek, Russian, English
  • Internet: Wi-fi is now available in tourist hotels and in many restaurants and cafes. Except for the desert, 3G and 4G connectivity is pretty good.
  • Security: Fire service - 101; Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; MoES (Emergency situations) - 1050
  • Tipping: Tipping in Uzbekistan is generally not expected. However, in bigger cities like Tashkent, tipping is a norm, though not compulsory.
  • ATMs are not very reliable, it is best that you carry cash.
  • If crossing international borders to enter into Uzbekistan, you will have to undergo trough checking. Do not bring any sensitive material with you.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tashkent

  • Know the pollution level of Tashkent before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Tashkent for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tashkent.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tashkent

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 15 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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