Amir Temur Square
Amir Temur Square
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
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    the city centre
    At the heart of Tashkent is the large Amir Temur Square with many trees, paths and a larger than life-size bronze sculpture of Amir Temur on horseback. The history of the place goes back to the end of the 19th century, which a monument was erected in honour of Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, a Russian of German origin, who was the conqueror and later first governor general of Turkestan. When the communists took over it became the Revolution Square and had busts and statues of Lenin, Stalin and Karl Marx. With independence the square was remodeled and named after Amir Temur, of whom the equestrian statue was erected, a work by Uzbeki sculptor Ilkhom Jabbarov. At the pedestal is - in Uzbeki, Russian, English and Arabic - the inscription 'Power is in Justice', a motto of the medieval ruler, who in the west was feared as Tamerlane. Two metro lines meet under the square with the stations Amir Temur Hiyoboni and Yunus Rajabiy. Buildings around the square are the 'Dom Forum' (Palace of International Forums) from 2009, used for international state meetings. To the east is the former top hotel of the city, the 'Uzbekistan' from 1974 with over 250 rooms. In front of it depart the red double decker busses for the City Tour. Visible from the centre of the square are also two clock towers, the Tashkent Chimes.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Safari53614719860
    Birkirkara, Malta1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    TASHKENT A MODERN CITY
    For me its just an ex Soviet EuropeanCity.Nothing much of Asian here. It;s a fast developing city but I don't visit countries just to see something I can see ealwhere.Bukhara and Samarkan are a different thing. They are so beautiful and authentic that I felt like crying with joy.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 15, 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,290 contributions
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    Lovely clean park with huge statue of Timur
    This park was very pleasant and clean and also had lots of benches for sitting down and enjoying the peace. The statue in the centre was huge and Timur (Tamurlame) is very much revered here. His empire lasted three generations before fragmenting but the architecture and scientific advances live on. We then continued to walk around the park and were interviewed by two groups of school children to see what we thought of the country, why we were there, how long for etc. This was actually lovely and they were incredibly polite and well spoken, I wish I'd thought to ask them questions.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India823 contributions
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May 2023 • Family
Located in the heart of Tashkent, surrounded by a beautiful garden, Amir Timur’s statue is huge as he is an iconic figure in Uzbekistan. Garden is very well laid out, surrounded by many important buildings and cafes. Do visit if you are in Tashkent.
Written May 28, 2023
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Ftrrari
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Sep 2020 • Friends
I don’t know why people come here, there is really not much to do. other than coming, taking few pictures of a statue and that’s it. Personally I wouldn’t waste my time on going out of my way to take picture of statue, would rather go to museums or better yet go to Bukhara, Samarkand or Khiva.
Written January 3, 2021
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Safari53614719860
Birkirkara, Malta1 contribution
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Sep 2023 • Solo
For me its just an ex Soviet EuropeanCity.Nothing much of Asian here. It;s a fast developing city but I don't visit countries just to see something I can see ealwhere.Bukhara and Samarkan are a different thing. They are so beautiful and authentic that I felt like crying with joy.
Written September 15, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
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Dec 2022
Near the square there is hotel Uzbekistan and museum of Amir Temur which you can visit. Otherwise there is not much to see but it is for sure a must visit when in Tashkent.
Written December 24, 2022
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Retired_Miami
Miami, FL349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Who stole the penis and why? Great place to meander around. Beautiful grounds. If you're in Tashkent, you must see this tyrant's statue. Ask your guide about the missing penis.
Written October 10, 2014
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kb123742
Lahore, Pakistan505 contributions
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Oct 2013 • Couples
We visited Amir Temur Square in Tashkent on 16 October 2013. Bang on the exit of Amir Temur Metro Station, a tall and prominent building of Uzbekistan Hotel couldn't be missed. Next to it was white textured 'Exhibition Hall' and directly in-front of these two buildings was a public park, famous for graceful Monument of Amir Temur with a motto "Strength in Justice". in one corner of the park was 'Clock Tower' and walking-out to the north was Amir Temur Museum Building, replicating his crown. Fabulous fountains and the landscape of this Square attracts hundred and thousands of tourists arriving in Tashkent. Walking to the west through a continuous green-belt, we reached "Broadway" known for the Branded-Shops, Cinemas and Splurge Dinning Restaurants. In the open spaces on the roads, we could see the girls making facial portraits and many others had displayed their hand-paintings or Uzbek souvenirs for sale. The prices of products in Broadway shops or those at the display on ground were nevertheless high due to a strong influx of tourists here. Amir Temur Square was one attraction from where we could hardly step-out unless it was dusk, necessitating our fall back to the hotel.
Written November 28, 2013
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Andrew M
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Jul 2019
The Amir Timur Square is a must visit in Tashkent. It is probably easiest reached by bus 33, 38, 51 and 67 which run to the Square. The subway is a popular option, as two lines intersect at the Amir Temur Hiyoboni (red line) and Yunus Rajabiy (green line) stations. These stations are 200 meters north east of the square. This is a great area to start exploring Tashkent, as many attractions are within walking distance. The centerpiece of the huge square/park, is an equestrian sculpture of Amir Timur.

The sculpture shows Timur on horseback, with shield and sword on his left. His right hand is upraised, seemingly in the act of issuing orders. His name is on the brown tiled base in gold letters and below this the quote, "Strength is Justice". We thought that this short form of the Timur motto, "“Justice is not in power, and the power to Justice”, was used, as the longer form would have taken too much space. Timur created the "Timur code" which were guidelines to rule his empire. The Square was renamed Amir Timur in 1991 which was the 655th anniversary of Timur's birth. The sculpture was installed a few years later in 1994.

The Square has been the host to many monuments during it's life. It was originally laid in 1882, and named Konstantinov square. It was dedicated to Konstantin Kaufman, Governor-General of the Turkestan, who had died in the same year. In 1913, a monument was erected in his honour and the Square renamed Kaufman Square. When the Red Army took over the city in 1917, it destroyed Kaufman's monument, but the base remained, and a Soviet flag was erected on top. Two years later in 1919, this temporary flag was removed, and replaced by a Hammer & Sickle monument which lasted until 1926.

In 1926, an obelisk dedicated to the approaching 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution (1917- 1927) was erected in place of the hammer & sickle. The Square was then renamed "Revolution Square". This only lasted until 1930, as a bust of Lenin took it's place. The Lenin bust stood until 1947, when Stalin had it replaced with a bust of his own. In 1961, eight years after Stalin's death, all of the statues of Stalin were being taken down in the Soviet Union. This one was no exception, and was also removed. The base of the monument remained, on which Soviet inscriptions were written.

The earthquake of 1966 changed the plans for the Square, as a Karl Marx statue was installed as part of the architectural renewal of the city. This monument lasted until 1991, when the country gained independence. Amir Timur's statue has stood here since, and the Square renamed. Another historic square to visit is the Friendship Square, which is the largest square in the city since the 19th century, and also has an interesting history.

The Timur monument is on the 500 som note and the nearby Timur Museum on the 1,000 som note. Another nearby attraction is the Tashkent Chimes.
Written November 2, 2019
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Giri44
Hyderabad, India36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
it is just a statue. Not much to it. Right in front of the Hotel Uzbekistan. It is ok statue, in a park area which can be accessed by underground pass to cross the road.
Written September 16, 2019
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Bryan Tan
Singapore, Singapore218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Spent an entire afternoon here just taking in the sights, talking to the locals and taking nice pictures of the uzbekistal hotel right across the road.
Written July 13, 2019
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Daniela C
71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
It is an enormous square, rounded by important buildings, extremely clean , peaceful. Do not miss Amir Temur Museum nearby, where you can start to understand better the history of Uzbekistan and the heritage left by the powerful leader ( known as Timur Lenk or Tamerlan, both nicknames) allover the country.
Written May 8, 2019
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