Tashkent carries with it many distinctions: Uzbekistan's capital city; the hub of Central Asia; a place in history as a key stop-over from China to Europe along the Great Silk Road; and of late, a unique mixture of old and new, traditional and non-traditional, Soviet, Uzbek and a myriad of cultures. Find incredible historic sites, vibrant bazaars, and exquisite cuisine near our Tashkent hotel, or if you are yearning for awe-inspiring nature and outdoor activities, hit the links, stroll through a park, or escape to the Chimgan Mountains, the latter just one hour's drive away. We hope you enjoy our city as much as we do; below is a mere sampling of what's nearby our Wyndham Tashkent hotel near Silk Road:
Arts & Cultural
Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre - 1 km
Culture aficionados will want to make a pilgrimage to this incredible theatre, which boasts architectural beauty and artistic form, and is home to a group of acclaimed artists that have graced distinguished stages around the globe. With artistic offerings that include a myriad of original creations inspired by ancient Uzbek folk tales, complemented by a host of classical favorites, a marvelous cultural experience is guaranteed.
Amir Temur Museum (also known as Museum of Temurids' History) - 100 metres
One of Tashkent's top attractions - just steps from our hotel - is renowned for its impressive blue dome and cupola, beautiful architecture, and extensive collection of murals, paintings, military artifacts, ornaments and more, all dedicated to Amir Temur, a Turco-Mongol conqueror that ruled during the late 1300's.
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan - 2 km
With an incredible collection and as one of the oldest museums in Central Asia, the History Museum of the People of Uzbekistan is a must-see, history buff or not. With a staggering 250,000-plus artifacts dating back to the 5th century B.C. - uncovered in moneys coined during the times of Alexander the Great amongst others - as well as displays that showcase Genghis Khan, the Timurids and more, this museum offers an extraordinary history of Turkestan from ancient times to the present.
Points of Interest
Independence Square - 1 km
Acres of strikingly landscaped gardens, ambrosial flower beds and beautiful fountains serve as the backdrop for the largest square in all of Tashkent, one that pays homage to Uzbekistan's legacy, history and fallen soldiers. The juxtaposition of several breathtaking monuments and stately government buildings with the tranquility of this serene park makes it the perfect venue to host major state events, national holidays and parades.
Japanese Garden - 2 km
Tucked away in the heart of the city, this unique little park features a delightful arrangement of flora, skillfully arranged in Japanese style, and is the ideal backdrop for weddings or special occasions. Find this delightful little retreat just minutes from our Tashkent hotel.
Kukeldash Madrassah - 4 km
Erected in the 16th century, the most famous historic building in Tashkent is iconic for its breathtaking architecture, awe-inspiring mosaics, murals and relics - including a Koran dating back to 700 A.D. - and a rich and storied history: a mosque and center of the city's life. Now a school, this popular destination is a must-see while in Tashkent, and visitors will find enthusiastic, multi-lingual guides on-site proffering a wealth of knowledge and insight.
Old Town - 4 km
As the historic core of Tashkent, the Old Town has retained much of its ancient charm, despite several natural disasters. Home to winding streets populated with ancient mosques, adobe houses, madressas and central places of commerce and conversation like the Chorsu Bazaar, Old Town is also home to a delightful cultural and ethnic diversity that embraces Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern origins and sensibilities.
Tashkent Catholic Church - 2 km
After a multi-faceted and somewhat complex historic odyssey, the Catholic Church of Holy Jesus opened its doors to the Tashkent faithful in the year 2000, 88 years after the first foundational stone was laid. Constructed in classic Gothic style, the interior is resplendent with marble, granite and fine wood, and masses are celebrated in four languages: Russian, English, Korean and Polish, all of which are testament to Tashkent's growing appeal as a cosmopolitan international destination.
Tashkent TV Tower - 6 km
For share-worthy photos and videos, the TV Tower offers views like no other in Tashkent. As the tallest building in Central Asia, the Tower - at 375 metres in height - is the 10th tallest building in the world, and after admiring breathtaking vistas of Tashkent and its environs, the revolving restaurant is a great spot to dine on fabulous fare while reviewing your photos.
Telyashayakh Mosque (Khast Imam Mosque) - 4 km
Located in Old Town, this visually stunning mosque offers beauty, replete with gardens, calligraphic arts, breathtaking mosaics, as well as history in the form of an 8th-century Quran, purported to be the world's oldest is in its collection. Wondrous and worth the visit.
Retail Shangri-la awaits at several shopping centers in Tashkent, all within easy reach of our hotel. From upscale finds at Hamid Almidjan Square - top of a fashionista's "must shop there" list - to the aptly named Mega Planet Shopping Mall with everything from women's wear to fun and games for the kids, be sure to make time for a little shopping, as Tashkent's retailers promise variety, great pricing and easy accessibility via Metro.
Alay Bazaar (Oloy Market) - 100 metres
As one of the premier bazaars in Tashkent and one of its oldest and most acclaimed, the Alay Bazaar represents the heart and soul of Eastern culture, with a legacy deemed to date back to the 12th century, during its genesis as a place of trade on the venerable Silk Road. Today, its foothold on the iconic Silk Road merely serves to underscore its incredible atmosphere, innumerable products - from the sweetest of sweets to hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry - and its archetypal depiction of Eastern culture.
Chorsu Bazaar - 4 km
Delight in the traditional vibrancy, ever-moving, ever-enthusiastic traditional hustle and bustle of everyday life in Central Asia at one of Asia's oldest markets: Chorsu Bazaar. Located in Old Town, just four kilometres from our Tashkent hotel, find incredibly aromatic spices, the freshest fruits and vegetables, the sweetest of sweets, savory nuts and an abundance of handicrafts, beautiful textiles, and some of the most incredible people-watching on the planet.
Sports & Entertainment
Aqua Park - 2 km
Just minutes from our Tashkent hotel, Aqua Park offers lots of water, water slides, wave machines and several pools, with a single goal: fun and frolic for all. Bring the kids, a couple of towels and plenty of sunscreen and enjoy a great day. There are also several spots to enjoy some refreshingly cool shade and savory treats.
Babur Park - 1 km
A wonderful diversion awaits at nearby Babur Park, with ponds, trails, and best of all, an amusement park with rides and lots of laughs, fun and frivolity.
Chimgan Mountains - 85 km
Outdoor enthusiasts of the most serious variety will want to make the pilgrimage to Chimgan Mountains, located approximately one hour's drive northeast of our Tashkent hotel. There, you can rock climb, breathe the clean mountain air and hike through this incredible mountain range, and if you are staying with us during the chillier winter months, pack your skis and hit the slopes. A mountain of amusement and adventure awaits!
Tashkent Lakeside Golf Club - 15 km
A perfect spot to entertain business clients or just savor a great day aiming for that elusive hole-in-one, the Tashkent Lakeside Golf Club is the first International Championship Golf Course in Central Asia and boasts a number of advantages: gently sloping hills, beautiful lakes and waterfalls that serve as natural barriers, great views, and a wonderful climate that begs for repeated games. Pack your clubs and hit the links at this impressive 18-hole golf course, just a short drive from our Tashkent hotel.
What's Nearby - Airports
- Tashkent International Airport (TAS) - 8 kilometers