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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Tashkent

Abulkasim Medressa

Close to the Oliy Majlis in Navoi Park, this medressa has been turned into an artisans’ school and workshop where local wood carvers, lacquerware makers, metal workers and miniature painters ply and teach their craf…
Market in Tashkent

Tezykovka Bazaar

The vast local flea market of Tezykovka Bazaar is also known as Yangiobod Market. This sombre sea of junk – ‘everything from hedgehogs to car parts’ as one resident put it – is located in the Khamza District, and re…
Antiques in Tashkent

Chorsu Antiques

There are several antique and musical instrument shops nestled here amid a row of hardware and baby cradle shops behind Chorsu Bazaar. Interesting finds include khalat (cloaks) and excellent quality suzani. Haggle h…
Clothing in Tashkent

Human House

This shop not only has carpets, skullcaps, suzani and textiles from various Uzbek provinces, but it also doubles as one of Tashkent’s most fashionable boutiques, featuring modern clothing infused with Uzbek styles a…
Department Store in Tashkent

Toshkent Univermagi

It may not have the atmosphere of the bazaars, but for the best prices and a surprisingly good selection of silk scarves (US$7) and silk by the metre, try this old Soviet-style department store.
Market in Tashkent

Mirobod Bazaar

A fiesta of fruit bathing in the teal-green glow of its giant, octagonal flying saucer of a roof.
Market in Tashkent

Oloy Bazaar

Lacks the character of Chorsu, but locals say it has the best, if priciest, produce.
Maps in Tashkent

Sharq Ziyokori

Has simple maps of Tashkent, Uzbekistan and most provincial centres, plus better 1:450,000 maps of most provinces published by Ozbekiston Viloyatlari.
Ceramics in Tashkent

Rakhimov Ceramics Studio

An impressive ceramics workshop that also functions as a museum and shop. You'll need to get someone to ring to arrange a visit.