is the capital of Uzbekistan. At present it is the biggest industrial cultural
and political center in Central Asia. Present-day Tashkent is very attractive
Oriental city. The architecture of Tashkent is unique. Hospitality of Tashkent
people is amazing. Tashkent is over 2000 years old. It grew form a small ancient
settlement to the biggest Central Asian city. History of Tashkent full of periods
of rise and decline is most interesting for travelers.
Medressa (Complex Hazrat-Imam)
This magnificent medressa of the 16th century
a.d., which is restored. It has a rectangular courtyard. After independence the
medressa started to function as an Islamic ideological seminary. There is a tiny
mosque (15th c.) inside to the left near entrance. Next to medressa is a giant
restored mosque named after Hoji Akhror Valiy - an outstanding religious scholer.
Built in the 16th century a.d. Today muslim religious board
of Uzbekistan sits in Barak Khan Medressa. Tilla Sheikh Mosque is next to medressa
Imam Al-Bukhari. Mausoleum the most outstanding of Islamic scholar of the 10th
c. a.d. Muhammad Abu Bakr Kaffol Shoshiy is located opposite the medressa. Kaffal
Shoshi brought from Bagdad the original of Koran (written on elk skin) and now
it is in the library of Tilla Sheikh Mosque.
This medressa is next to "Oliy Majlis" (uzbek
Legislative Body). For the time being it is a craft center and is open from 9
am to 6 pm. Many craftsmen are exhibiting their works in cellars, here you can
see how artisans are manufacturing pieces of art. In addition it isa good place
for shopping too.
PART OF TASHKENT
State Museum of Timurides Dynasty (Tamerlane Museum)
Amir Timur Museum
is one of newly built museums in Tashkent (1996). Marvelous architecture, gorgeous
interior and rare displays of the museum produce a vivid impression for visitors
and guests. The museum was devoted to 660th anniversary of birthday of Amir Timur,
Emperor of 14th c a.d., the founder of Movaraunnahr Empire. The museum collection
mainly consists of ancient manuscripts, paintings and engravings of the 14th c.
Majlis (Legislative Body)
Was built in 1997. New architectural technics.
Oliy Majlis is the Legislative Body of Uzbekistan run by chairman Erkin Halilov.