Uzbekistan’s capital city of Tashkent is a place of contrasts. Soviet-era architecture stands side-by-side with Persian mosques and the bustling streets of the Chorsu Bazaar, and silver skyscrapers loom over tree-lined avenues and peaceful parks. Away from the city throng, the gently undulating peaks of Chimgan and the reservoir at Charvak are a welcome break from the metropolis of Tashkent.
Tashkent is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 3 million people, and is a true juxtaposition of modernity and ancient Uzbek history. Medieval buildings and elegant European architecture co-exist alongside lively traditional markets and vast centres of commerce. Only a short drive from the city, Chimgan is awash with outdoor pursuits, from hiking and fishing to climbing and canoeing.