Seoul Park opens in Tashkent

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The opening ceremony of Seoul Park was held on the Independence Day in Tashkent on September 1.

The park was created in the spirit of traditional Korean park culture. It is accommodated on the territory of capital’s Babur Park.

Construction of the park was financed by Korea. The project aims to promote South Korean culture, traditions and national peculiarities, as well as to develop bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and Korea. Its total area is equal to 17.5 ha, including 7 ha of greenery.

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The idea of Seoul Park was voiced for the first time during the state visit of President Islam Karimov to South Korea on February 10-12, 2013. Later, the letter of intent on creation of Seoul Park in Tashkent was signed by Tashkent’s khokimiat (city administration) and Seoul’s City Hall.

The Babur Park was opened in 1932 on the territory of former stables of the Governor-General Kaufman.

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