City Orientation Walk, Tashkent (Self Guided)

The cultural, industrial and administrative hub of Uzbekistan, Tashkent is renowned for its museums including, primarily, the Amir Timur Museum hosting a collection of manuscripts, weapons and other relics from the Timurid dynasty, as well as the enormous State Museum of History of Uzbekistan featuring centuries-old Buddhist artifacts. To explore these and other notable sights of Uzbekistan's capital, follow this orientation walk.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Uzbekistan » Tashkent (See other walking tours in Tashkent)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: nataly
Mustakillik Square(Independence Square)

1) Mustakillik Square(Independence Square)

Independence Square is a central square of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It hosts celebrations and military parades in the days of special events and public holidays.The largest square in Tashkent is more like a large park than a square. With several monuments and fountains, surrounded by impressive public buildings and filled with trees and flower beds, the Independence Square in Tashkent is a showcase of modern Uzbekistan.
Happy Mother Monument

2) Happy Mother Monument

Happy Mother Monument is one of the most famous landmarks of Tashkent and is situated on the most important square of Uzbekistan – Independence Square. The Happy Mother Monument was erected in 2006 instead of the monument of Lenin, after the country became an independent state. The monument is 6 meters in height and there is a globe on top of it.
World War II Memorial

3) World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial in Tashkent was built to commemorate all of Uzbekistan’s citizens who fell in battle during World War II. The memorial complex consists of a sculpture of a mother in mourning over her sons’ deaths and an eternal flame. Each year on the anniversary of the Great Victory, thousands of people come here with flowers to commemorate all those who died during World War II.
Navoi Street

4) Navoi Street

Navoi Street is the main shopping street in Tashkent, starting from Independence Square until Circus; on both sides of the way, there are shops, stores and boutiques. The main avenue of the capital also offers great examples of architecture that can be admired while shopping. Here you can find everything from clothes and accessories to organic food and souvenirs. On this street there are also numerous cafes and restaurants that will make your shopping much more pleasant and less exhausting.
Temurid History Museum

5) Temurid History Museum (must see)

Temurid History Museum is one of the most beautiful museums in Uzbekistan; it was built in 1996 and since then is one of the main tourist attractions. This architectural landmark possesses a priceless collection that belong to the Temurids era and especially to Amir Timur’s time. Here you can admire numerous archaeological, folkloric and numismatic collections; there are more than 1700 exhibits that are thematically grouped. If you are interested in the culture and history of this wonderful country and its people during the reign of the Temurid dynasty, then it is the perfect place to visit.
Amir Timur Square

6) Amir Timur Square (must see)

Amir Temur Square is located just in the heart of Tashkent and is very popular among both locals and tourists. In the middle of the square is the monument of the famous military leader Amir Temur commonly known as Tamerlan. Alleys of the square are hidden in the shadow of sakura, chestnut and many other trees that grow along the paths.
The State Museum of History

7) The State Museum of History (must see)

The State Museum of History is the oldest and the largest museum in Central Asia. Its history began more than 125 years ago and today its collection counts more than 250,000 exhibits. The museum contains unique artifacts dating back to ancient times and proving that Uzbekistan was one of the first Eastern civilizations. Here you can admire unique items of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and burial relics. Of great interest is coin collection and artisan works.
Navoi Theater

8) Navoi Theater

The Navoi Theater is the national opera theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.In 1929, amateurs of concert-ethnographic group led by M. Kari-Yakubov was established and later founded the professional theatre. In 1939 it was renamed to the Uzbek State Opera and Ballet Theatre, and in March 1948 it was united with Russian theatre and called as the State Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi. Later, in 1959 the theatre obtained the status of Academic theatre and in 1966 – the status of Bolshoi Theatre,
Designed by Alexey Shchusev, the building of the theater was built in 1942-1947 and was opened to the public in November, 1947, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Alisher Navoi.
The theater has a capacity of 1,400 spectators. It has its main stage of 540 square meters.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Create Your Own Walk in Tashkent

Create Your Own Walk in Tashkent

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tashkent is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks Walking Tour in Tashkent

Landmarks Walking Tour in Tashkent

Tashkent is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia and its landmarks are not only symbols of the capital but also of the entire country. Numerous parks and monuments, squares and fountains, as well as beautiful buildings warmly welcome you to Tashkent. Take the following walking tour to visit the most prominent landmarks of the Uzbekistan’s capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Old Town Walking Tour in Tashkent

Old Town Walking Tour in Tashkent

In 1865, Tashkent became a part of the Russian Empire and it was one of the main trade centres of Turkestan with one or two stored mud-dwellings. The old town was divided into 4 neighborhoods called ‘daha’ and each neighborhood had its leader called ‘hakim’. The historical centre of the old town was the famous Chorsu Bazaar. Take the following walking tour to find out the most interesting...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Shopping in Tashkent

Shopping in Tashkent

Tashkent offers a great variety of authentic local products that can be found in flea markets, bazaars, museums, shops and boutiques. Delicious dried fruits, numerous spices and herbs, hilarious miniatures and traditional ceramics are just a few of the many souvenirs that must be bought from this enigmatic country. Take the following walking tour to visit the most popular shopping spots in...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.4 km
Museum Walking Tour in Tashkent

Museum Walking Tour in Tashkent

Tashkent is a unique city which combines great Asian heritage with modern cosmopolitan culture. A large number of museums retain the history of the entire country and of the beautiful Tashkent city. Of great interest are museums where national costumes, musical instruments and artisan works are exhibited. Take the following walking tour to get closer to Tashkent’s culture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Tashkent for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Tashkent has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Tashkent, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.