The major part of Uzbekistan is occupied by deserts but its capital Tashkent is a real oasis. The ancient city is built in a fertile valley of the Chirchik river, and has a huge system of irrigation channels, many beautiful fountains and green trees.
Mosques and madrasahs with their ethnic patterns resemble eastern fairy tale illustrations, panel nine-storey buildings decorated with relief murals and mosaic look like masterpieces. Modern Tashkent is built with skyscrapers and other futuristic architecture but it has not lost its national image that has been forming for centuries.
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