Ok Saroy Presidential Palace

Oq Saroy Presidential Palace (Uzbek: Oqsaroy, Оқсарoй) meaning the White Palace in English is public museum which was the official workplace of Uzbek President Islam Karimov. Under former president Karimov, who served from 1991-2016, the palace was the seat of the executive branch in the country. After his death in 2016, the administration of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, relocated the palace to an estate in Tashkent.[1] The area of the palace is 5460 square meters.[2][3] There is a reception hall in the palace where guests will be received. There is also a meeting hall, as well as a recreational hall.

Ok Saroy Presidential Palace
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The palace on a 2010 Uzbek stamp.
General information
LocationTashkent, Uzbekistan
Current tenantsShavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan
Construction started1999
Design and construction
Main contractorEnergy Holding Company

Islam Karimov Scientific and Educational ComplexEdit

There is also a whole museum dedicated to Islam Karimov, where portraits and busts of Karimov are showcased.[4][5] Named the Islam Karimov Scientific and Educational Complex, the complex was inaugurated on January 30, 2017, the birthday of Islam Karimov. The palace and the complex are surrounded by a large park and a small square where the Monument to the First President of Uzbekistan is located. The complex includes a large museum, a research and educational center, a library and a reading room, a conference hall.[6][7][8][9][10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Uzbek President Starts Using New Residence East Of Tashkent". www.rferl.org. Retrieved Jan 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Oqsaroy & Islam Karimov Museum". Caravanistan. Retrieved Jan 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Оқсарой". Retrieved Jan 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Президентский дворец И.Каримова Оксарой станет музеем?". centrasia.org. Retrieved Jan 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dying Art: Uzbekistan's Late President Lionized On Canvas". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved Jan 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Оксарой. Часть первая. Резиденция первого Президента". Письма о Ташкенте. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. ^ "Оксарой. Часть вторая. Книга о первом Президенте". Письма о Ташкенте. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  8. ^ "Оксарой. Часть четвёртая. Фотографии". Письма о Ташкенте. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  9. ^ "Оксарой. Часть пятая, заключительная. Музей, зал живописи". Письма о Ташкенте. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  10. ^ "Официальный сайт Фонда Ислама Каримова". fondkarimov.uz. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

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Coordinates: 41°18′30″N 69°15′36″E / 41.3083°N 69.2599°E / 41.3083; 69.2599