Earthquake Memorial. In 1966, an earthquake levelled Tashkent. The city was entirely rebuilt in the aftermath and little of Old Tashkent remains
Among the large number of Tashkent monuments Courage Memorial deserves special attention. It is dedicated to the events that took place almost 50 years ago and left a deep trace in Tashkent’s history. On the granite podium of the monuments stands a black labradorite cube. One of its sides contains the engraved inscription: April 26, 1966; on another side there is the engraved image of a clock-face whose hands show the time: 24 minutes past 5. On this day, at this early morning hour the city was struck by a severe earthquake measuring 8.3 degrees on the Richter scale.
Chorvoq is a water reservoir in the northern part of Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan. The reservoir was created by erecting a 168 m (551 ft) high stone dam (Charvak Hydropower Station) on the Chirchiq River, a short distance downstream from the confluence of Pskem and Chatkal rivers in the western Tian-Shan mountains
The monument of Shastri and the street named after this significant personality are placed in the very centre of Tashkent. This is the place of visit of Indian travelers and businessman visiting the capital of Uzbekistan
The Independence Square is the main square of the country with the administrative offices of the Cabinet and the Senate. The entrance to the square is framed by the arch of good and noble aspirations with the sculptural images of storks. In the center of the square on the granite pedestal is placed the symbol of independence - the bronze ball, symbolizing the globe with a symbolic image of the Republic of Uzbekistan on it. At the foot of the obelisk there is the monument of the Happy Mother - the figure of a young woman with a baby in her arms.
Tashkent TV tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city; it comes into view from behind every structure. The height of the tower is 375 meters, which is 75 meters higher than that of the famous Eiffel Tower. The weight of this “Tashkent Beauty” is 6,000 tons, which is 3,000 tons less than Eiffel’s structure. The lightness of local tower is especially noticeable if you compare the silhouettes of the two rivals. Topped with an antenna, the graceful dodecahedral stem of Tashkent TV Tower looks soaring on its three conical props.
Amir Temur who died in 1405, as a great sovereign, commander and founder of world power. During the years of his reign, Temur was constantly dealing with building activity: he created new and reconstructed old towns, built fortresses and constructed irrigation systems. Having established a huge empire and having become its absolute ruler â€” Emir, Temur made Samarkand the capital of his state. The city made a deep impression on Temur's contemporaries: it was named "The Sparkling Point of the World". Amir Temur is esteemed for having revived belief in Islam, infringed during the Mongolian dominions and for his leading role in stimulating the Renaissance of Middle Eastern culture which took place during the 15-16th centuries.