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Shopping in Tashkent

Handicrafts & Art

Ask around about private sellers who peddle high- quality Turkmen carpets and suzani from their apartments at reasonable prices. It’s recommended that you certify antique purchases with the vendor or with the Culture Ministry Antiques Certification Office (Telephone +99871 237 07 38; Lashkarbegi 19), which is roughly opposite the Latvian embassy.

Most museums and top-end hotels have overpriced souvenir shops, including the Museum of Applied Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan.

Open-Air Bazaars

The local, vast ‘flea market’ of Tezykovka Bazaar (Tolarik 1; open only on Sunday) is also known as Yangiobod Market. This sombre sea of junk – ‘everything from hedgehogs to jackets’ as one resident put it – is located in the Khamza District, and reached by bus 30 from the Mustaqillik Maydoni metro. Keep a close watch on your purse or wallet in this or any bazaar.

Farmers markets

Tashkent has at least 16 open-air farmers markets or bazaars (Uzbek: dekhon bozori, Russian: kolkhozny rynok or bazar). The following are the most interesting to visit:

Supermarkets

Tashkent has plenty of supermarkets and upmarket minimarkets that stock Western food
and pharmaceutical products, including the following:

Large supermarket.

Other souvenir shops

Trade Center Tashkent Plaza
107, Amir Temur Str.
ориентир: International Business Center
tel.: (+998 71) 238 94 08
е-mail: tashkentplaza@ibc.uz
www.ibc.uz

Souvenir shop "Orient House"
C-5, Amir Temur Str., 51
tel.: (+998 71) 235 58 33, 235 61 64
mob.: (+998 97) 340 48 15
e-mail: orienthouse@yandex.ru
www.orienthouse.uz

Art Caravan - hand-made
73, Buyuk Turon Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 235 58 33, 235 61 64
tel.: (+998 97) 400 09 95
e-mail: caravanstore@gmail.com
http://art-caravan.uz/

Hamar centre - Art gallery
40, Sharaf Rashidov Str.
tel.: (+998 712) 256 52 26, (+998 71) 252 35 30

Hamza Art Gallery, Caravan Cafe and Restaurant
22, A. Kakhar Str.
tel.: (+998 712) 255 62 96
e-mail: caravan@bcc.uz.com

Hunarmand Crafts Association at Abdulqosim Shoshiy Medrese
Bunyodkor Str., next to Oliy Majlis
tel.: (+998 71) 239 19 98, 239 45 02

Souvenir Shop of the Applied Arts Museum
15, Rakatboshi Str.
tel.: (+998 71) 256 39 43, 256 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) 232 37 91, 120 58 00

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

Tashkent Department Store (Former TSUM)
17, Uzbekistan Ave.
tel.: (+998 712) 256 30 01, (+998 71) 233 62 88

Silk

It doesn’t have the atmosphere of the bazaars, but for the best prices and a surprisingly good selection of silk by the metre, try the old Soviet-style department store (univermag) TsUM (cnr Uzbekistan & Rashidov).


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