Uzbekistan is a Country that is proud of its architectural monuments, which have been preserved for Generations. The Ichan-Kala Complex in Khiva and the historical Centres of Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand are on the UNESCO list of “World Heritage Sites”. Historical towns of Uzbekistan, unique sights and architectural monuments are the reflection of an epoch that has played an important role in the country’s history. Tashkent is the Capital of today’s Uzbekistan and one of the biggest Cities of Central Asia. Both in the distant past and in the present, Tashkent is an important international transport hub for many countries of the World.
Tashkent is one of the oldest cities in the world (in 2009 it celebrated its 2200th anniversary) and at the same time the City is a modern industrial Centre. Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is rapidly developing into a modern international metropolis, where historical buildings harmoniously combine with modern skyscrapers.
Today there are about 100 museums in Uzbekistan, and almost half of them are located in the country’s Capital. Each of them reflects the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Uzbek people. In the centre of the capital there is the State Temurid Museum, which is crowned with a huge blue dome reminiscent of the historic domes of Samarkand. The exhibitions bear witness to the emergence of statehood in Uzbekistan in the Middle Ages and reflect the development of science, culture and art since the time of Amir Temur.