Shopping in Tashkent, Tashkent (Self Guided)

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 Tashkent.
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Shopping in Tashkent Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Tashkent
Guide Location: Uzbekistan » Tashkent (See other walking tours in Tashkent)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.4 km
Author: nataly
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Human House

1) Human House

‘Human House’ is a national brand and its production is present in Moscow, Alma-Ata and other cities of former Soviet Republics. Each item of the ‘Human House’ is handmade and thoroughly designed by talented designers of Central Asia. Here you can find different accessories with handmade embroidery, hand painted ceramics, exquisite home décor articles and unique handmade clothes inspired by national dress. It is impossible to visit ‘Human House’ and leave empty-handed!
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Mirabad Bazaar

2) Mirabad Bazaar

Mirabad Bazaar is located near the Holy Dormition Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the oldest and the most important Metropolitan Cathedral in Central Asia. The name of the bazaar is translated as “military hospital bazaar” as it was built on the grounds of the former military hospital in the 19th century. It is one of the main bazaars of the six famous Tashkent bazaars; here you can find a great variety of spices, honey and of course, local fruits and vegetables. The distinctive feature of the Mirabad Bazaar is its green roof that protects the vendors from sun, rain and snow.
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The State Museum of Applied Arts

3) The State Museum of Applied Arts (must see)

The State Museum of Applied Arts was founded in 1937 and exhibits the best 4000 art objects created by the artists since the 19th century until now. A most colourful collection is hard to imagine, so no wonder it is the most popular museum in Tashkent. The building of the museum is also of great interest; it was built at the end of the 19th century and decorated in an authentic national style. The most popular are the art objects belonging to the National Clothes Collection, Carpet Collection and Knife Collection.
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TsUM

4) TsUM

TsUM is the main department store in Tashkent; it is located just across the street from the Alisher Navoi Opera Theatre. Here you can find a good selection of silk and souvenirs such as magnets, ceramic miniatures and many other lovely things that will remind you of your trip to the hospitable city of Tashkent.
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Navoi Street

5) 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.
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Oloy Bazaar

6) Oloy Bazaar

Oloy Bazaar is the oldest bazaar of Tashkent, and was founded in the 17th century when traders from all nearby areas came here to sell their products. Today it is still one of the most popular bazaars of Tashkent among locals but it is also of great interest to tourists as they can get closer to the everyday life of Uzbek people.
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Orient House

7) Orient House

Orient House is a paradise of souvenirs that is located on Amir Timur street. Upon entering the shop you’ll be transported to an oriental fairy tale and you’ll be overwhelmed by its magnificent atmosphere. The friendly staff will help you and answer any questions. All the items are exquisite handmade crafts. There are many beautiful copper objects.

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 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
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
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.