Day 76: Istiqlol Palace

Probably one of the finest examples of Soviet architecture in Tashkent, the impressive facade of the concert hall "Palace of Friendship of Peoples" dominates the large public square as you come up the stairs from the Bunyodkor metro station.  Both the metro station and the square were formerly of the same name as the palace, … Continue reading Day 76: Istiqlol Palace

Alisher Navoi National Park

Advertised as one of the greatest city parks in the country, Alisher Navoi park provides residents of bustling Tashkent a welcome respite from hectic city life. Shaded paths under massive trees along idyllic canals and grassy areas to relax, we could see how, in its heyday, this park was Tashkent's primary leisure center. Sparsely populated … Continue reading Alisher Navoi National Park