The grand Kulkedash medressa sits beside Tashkent’s principal Juma (Friday) Mosque on a hill overlooking Chorsu Bazaar. The mosque was...
Juma (Friday) Mosque
Sheikhantaur Mausoleum Complex
Across Navoi from the Navoi Literary Museum are three 15th-century mausoleums. The biggest, on the grounds of the Tashkent Islamic...
This popular kiddie diversion sells out quickly.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant with more local colour than this bustling eatery opposite the Circus. Walk through the...
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Chorsu Bazaar information
Tashkent’s most famous farmers market, topped by a giant green dome, is a delightful slice of city life spilling into the streets off Old Town’s southern edge. If it grows and it’s edible, it’s here. There are acres of spices arranged in brightly coloured mountains; Volkswagen-sized sacks of grain; entire sheds dedicated to candy, dairy products and bread; interminable rows of freshly slaughtered livestock; and – of course – scores of pomegranates, melons, persimmons, huge mutant tomatoes and whatever fruits are in season. Souvenir hunters will find kurpacha (colourful sitting mattresses), skull caps, chapan (traditional cloaks) and knives here.