(Tash in Turkish language means stone. Kand, qand, kent, kad, kath, kud—all meaning a city—are derived from the Persian/Sogdian, kanda, meaning a town or a city. They are found in city names like Samarkand, Yarkand, Penjikent etc.).
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan
Chorsu Bazaar .. Near the Kukeldash Madrassa, this huge open air bazaar is the center of the old town of Tashkent.
Palace of Prince Romanov .. During the 19th century Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich (1850-1918), a first cousin of Alexander III of Russia was banished to Tashkent for some shady deals involving the Russian Crown Jewels. His palace still survives in the centre of the city. Once a museum, it has been appropriated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Open art gallery .. next to Independance Avenue