Places to Visit
Navoi Opera Theatre is known for its fine opera and ballet performances along with its impressive and well-decorated interior of ancient Uzbek culture and architecture. Tashkent's main opera and ballet theatre is definitely worth a visit if you are on a vacation. Navoi Opera Theatre is known for its fine opera and ballet performances along with its impressive and well-decorated interior of ancient Uzbek culture and architecture. At the Navoi Opera, experiencing a performing art piece is a fantastic way to spend an evening in Tashkent with its classic mix of Uzbek and European pieces that will be performed all through the year. Along with the performers, the musical group delivers great performances. The theatre can be found situated close to the Amir Temur Monument.
Ilkhom Theater is well known as the main cultural highlight of Tashkent. It is a progressive theatre in which performances are conducted based on topics relating to homosexual themes and ethnic subjects. Other than its alluring and fascinating performance in Russian but with English subtitles, there are also occasional jazz concerts and art exhibitions occasionally held. The theatre was founded in 1976 by the Ilkhom’s director, Mark Weil, who was tragically stabbed to death in 2007, allegedly for blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad in his Pushkin-inspired play “Imitations of the Koran”. This play remains in the repertoire until today.
Aqualand is located at the northern part of Tashkent and is close to the Tashkent TV tower. This allows Aqualand to be discovered as quite easily as it is close to the major tourist attractions in the city. It has the largest swimming area in Tashkent and the park comprises a restaurant and a coffee shop for visitors to take a retreat and there is also a good lawn for visitors to restore their energy. Aqualand is definitely a place to enjoy with family and friends and it takes up almost a full day in Aqualand to have the best complete combination of aqua and amusement experience.
Tashkent Land is known as the largest amusement park in the city of Tashkent. This amusement park has a wide variety of entertainment and fascinating attractions within the park and it is one of the most well-favoured locations among locals to enjoy in their free time. Due to this, the place is visited by many visitors especially during the holiday seasons. Tashkent Land is a part of the entertainment complex named UzExpoCentre. The amusement park includes other popular places like the Japanese Garden and Aqua Park in Tashkent. It is also known as the Disneyland of Tashkent for its great entertainment facilities such as roller coasters, swing, hammer, and a wave.
Opened in 1934, Central Park was known to have many names. One of them is “Telma Park” and it is still in the minds of many till this day. Afterwards, it was named after Mirzo Ulugbek, and was recently renamed to its current one which is “Central Park”. It is known as the largest and greenest recreational park in Tashkent. In the park’s northern half, visitors can enjoy a refreshing and captivating greenery-filled area. Walking towards the south side, there are entertaining park rides and food stands for good enjoyment of delicious taste. There is also a shallow pond with koi fish, ducks, and swans. Renting pedal rafts for two is also another way to have a good time in Central Park.
As the name suggests, the park is all about locomotives. Lokomotiv Amusement Park is situated on the former establishment of Zafar Diyor park and is visited by many locals and travellers. The place was opened during the Navruz festival which is a New Year Celebration celebrated by Iranians and others. The park was adorned with more than 30 modern-styled designs of recreational facilities. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of rides and arcades for entertainment. Among the many rides available, many of them are the cycle rides, monorail, slides, matrix fountain, and special train excursions are one of the best in Tashkent.