Although most visitors to Uzbekistan don't realize it, Tashkent is an ancient city almost as old as Bukhara, Samarkand, and Khwarism. At least in the last 300 years, Tashkent rivaled its more legendary sister cities in cultural production. If you go exploring in the vicinity of Charsu Bazaar, you'll find the charming remnants of pre-Russian Tashkent - with the occasional mosque or madrasa built under the khans of Khoqand - in addition to Timurid-Shaybanid revival architecture built in the last 15 years.
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