Living in Uzbekistan


If traveling through different countries of the world is the best way to learn the culture and life of the people, its exactly the visiting bazaars will allow you to feel deeply the whole coloring of this country. The moment you enter bazaar, you immediately get drawn to all this turmoil and hurly-burly, you hear everywhere the hue-and-cry. Its buyers bargaining with vendors in order to reduce prices. And the thing is even not in reducing the price, but in the process of bargain. Andthisissofascinating!

The whole bazaar is permeated with flavors of different oriental spices, smells of fruits and vegetables; eyes get dazzled of the variety of products offered on counters. Every vendor will attentively propose you to taste his/her product before you wish to buy it, and he/she knows exactly, that after that you will for sure not refuse to buy, because, frankly speaking, in oriental dehqon (farmers) bazaar there is practically no bad product. Because every dehqon (farmer) regards cultivation of his/her fruits and vegetables with love, and understands that buying single kg once you will have to return to him/her again and again. Visiting bazaar, you do not just get satisfaction from shopping, but also unforgettable experience from communication with indigenous population of the country.

Uzbekistan is situated on the crossroads of the routes of the Great Silk Road and the culture and traditions of people living here includes synthesis of all cultures of peoples of Central Asia and countries of the Great Silk Road. This land is rich in traditions and customs, specific to peoples living here for many centuries.

Bazaar is the business entity which lives and is managed on its own rules. Thismakestradeactivitymoreefficient. It includes public order, different agreements, equivalencies, money, measures and weights, guarantees, and etc.

Bazaar has always plaid fundamental role in towns economy, and had to guarantee supply to citizens primarily with food and raw materials. Bazaars of Uzbekistan are the reflection of ancient traditions and rituals of local people. They reflect complex, dynamic process, where along with the goods, people, knowledge, values, ideas and tastes circulated.

Except supply of foods, bazaars have also other functions, which introduce us to traditions of people. Bazaars are highly socialized places, synthesis of certain cultural codes which help keep the memory of the sites. Even at our modern times, none of the forms of trade have lost their acuteness. On the contrary, theyve been kept, from the most primitive rituals of sell-buy to the most modern ones.

In some places, people are still trading under open sky, on the counters, or use improvised selling places, kinds of tables or wooden benches, construct covered counters or stands in the open air.

Like in the past, on the local bazaars, you can find variety of fruits and vegetables: melons, water-melons, peaches, cherries, pears, apples, apricots, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, rice, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, as well as wide selection of spices and dry fruits, which are delivered from different provinces of Uzbekistan and other regions of Asia.

Bazaars of Tashkent
Information about the most interesting bazaars of Tashkent

In Tashkent, there are several large bazaars and a lot of small ones in outskirts. HereyoucouldmeetmorecloselyAsianenvironment. Especially in summer, its a pleasure to visit bazaars with all their colors and marvelous scents of spices. Sometimes they can be noisy and overcrowded. There you could buy everything: fruits, vegetables, meat, as well as beer, soft drinks, liquor, clothing, shoes, carpets and etc.. You could visit them regularly to know what they sell and find what you look for. You could barga into discount little bit. Check your neighborhood and you will find at least one mini bazaar.




Oloy dehqons bazaar
The history of Oloy bazaar dates back to the old times when the Great Silk Road passed through the lands of Central Asia. The name Oloy (Alayskiy) originates from the name of Oloy Mountain. In XIIX-XIX centuries, the outskirts of Oloy Mountain were renowned for convenient place for trade. Local inhabitants such as Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tadjiks, Kyrgyz settled around, were engaged in trade. Spices, pottery, silk products, fruits and vegetables were the subject of trade. Where trade takes place, there is peace and calm ...





Mirobod dehqons bazaar
In the mid XIX century, the territory of Central Asian region (Turkestan Command) experiences military operations and the then in the area of current situation of Mirobod bazaar, for cure of ill soldiers there was established hospital. ThatswheretheformernameofbazaarGospitalnyioriginated. Establishment of current Nikolskiy Cathedral, which is the main Cathedral in Central Asia, also relates to this time ...














Farhod bazaaris situated in the centre of two large districts of Tashkent city Chilonzor and Uch-Tepa, on intersection of two central main streets: Farhod and Lutfiy. Situation of bazaar in the centre of workers districts or the so-called bedroom communities makes its coloring especial. Feeling, that there is plenty of fruits, vegetables and other foods is the main feature of the bazaar, then the prices are little lower ...



Chor-Su Bazaar
Every bazaar has its own soul and philosophy. Old City is the special philosophy of the East. It seems that all roads come here together: subway station Chor-Su, multitudes of buses, special shuttle minivans (marshrutnoye taxi) and other transport, enclosed by large dome over the bazaar...





Besh-Yoghoch Bazaar  
In Tashkent, along with large bazaars, there is multitude of small bazaars, situated inside housing estates, which have very convenient location for the people living around. Besh-Yoghoch is exactly suchbazaar situated near the square of the same name. Distinction of small bazaars is that the people using these bazaars, communicate with vendors as if they areold friends ...





Quyliq Bazaar
Quyliq Bazaaris situated on the intersection of streets Farghona Yuli and Big Ring Road. Situation of the bazaar in the outskirts of the city is kind of gate to the city, on one hand is the boundless fields, tilled by the careful hands of dehqons, which produce generous gifts of nature, and on the other hand - multimillion city...



Shopping in the stores of works of art and craftsmanship of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Places where you can buy souvenirs in Tashkent


Art Salon in Poytaht Hotel
4 Movarunnahr street
Phones: (+998 71) 136 27 76, 120 86 60

Art Gallery Hamar Centre
40 Sh.Rashidov street
Phones: (+998 712) 56 52 26, (+998 71) 152 35 30  

Art Gallery Khamza, Karavan Restaurant and Cafeteria
22 A.Qahhor street
Phones: (+998 712) 55 62 96

Association of Craftsmen Khunarmand in Abulqosim Shoshiy Madrasah near Oliy Majlis (Parliament)
Phones: (+998 71) 139 19 98, 139 45 02

Store inside Museum of Applied Arts
15 Rakatboshi street
Phones: (+998 712) 56 39 43, 56 40 42

Souvenir Store in Grand Mir Hotel
2 Kunaev street  
Phone: (+998 71) 140 20 00

Souvenir Store InterContinental-Tashkent Hotel
107A Amir Temur street  
Phone: (+998 71) 120 70 00

Souvenir Store Oriental Joy in Dedeman Silk Road Tashkent Hotel  
7/8-C4 Amir Temur street
Phone: (+998 71) 120 37 00

Souvenir Store in Tashkent Palace Hotel
56 Buyuk Turon Street
Phones: (+998 71) 132 37 91, 120 58 00

Souvenir Store in Hotel
2 Uzbekiston Ovozi Streeet
Phone: (+998 71) 120 77 77

Toshkent Univermagi (Tashkent Department Store, former TzUM) 
17 Uzbekistan avenue
Phones: (+998 712) 56 30 01, (+998 71) 133 62 88

Arts and Crafts shops in Tashkent Uzbekistan shopping. Places to buy souvenirs in Tashkent

Art Salon of Poytaht Hotel
4, Mavoraunahr Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 136 27 76, 120 86 60

Hamar centre - Art gallery
40, Sharaf Rashidov Str.
tel.: (+998 712) 56 52 26, (+998 71) 152 35 30

Hamza Art Gallery, Caravan Cafe and Restaurant
22, A. Kakhar Str.
tel.: (+998 712) 55 62 96

Hunarmand Crafts Association at Abdulqosim Shoshiy Medrese
next to Oliy Majlis
tel.: (+998 71) 139 19 98, 139 45 02

Shop at Applied Arts Museum
15, Rakatboshi Str.
tel.: (+998 712) 56 39 43, 56 40 42

Souvenir Shop of Grand Mir Hotel
2, Kunaev Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 140 20 00

Souvenir Shop of InterContinental Hotel
107A, Amir Temur Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 120 70 00

Souvenir Shop "Oriental Joy" in Dedeman Silk Road Tashkent Hotel
7/8-C4, Amir Temur Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 120 37 00

Souvenir Shop of Tashkent Palace Hotel
56, Buyuk Turon Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 132 37 91, 120 58 00

Souvenir Shop of Uzbekistan Hotel
2, Uzbekistan Ovozi Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 120 77 77

Toshkent Univermagi (Former TSUM)
17, Uzbekistan Ave.
tel.: (+998 712) 56 30 01, (+998 71) 133 62 88


 Supermarkets in Tashkent





 72, Uzbekistanskaya Str.



 88, Chilanzar Str.



 2, Amir Timur Str.



 43, Zagid Vagidov Str.



 56, Pushkin Str.














 Holland Market

 1, Tadjikiskiy Str.






 63, Chilanzar-19



 2, AFROSIYOB avenue



 52 A, SADIK AZIMOV str.



 86 , PUSHKIN str.



 60, RADZHABI str.






 massiv CHILANZAR-6



 1, Ataturk Str.


 Mir Metro Market

 1 , Mukimi Str.



 23, A.KADIRI Str.



 G. GULYAM and A. KODIRY crossroads









 53, URIKZOR str.



 NAVOYI, trading rows of the street






 13, ABAY str.



 77, Mukimi Str.



 17, UZBEKISTAN avenue






 26, 4-TH DURBEK blind al.



 70, AMIR TIMUR str.



 1, ZARKAYNAR str.



 International dialing code for Tashkent: (+998 71)

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