Factors to do in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan


Took a minivan from Almaty to Bishkek, it was going to be a speedy three day stop by to see Osh Bazaar and handful of other web-sites along the old silk road. I was presently shocked on lively city this is, definitely want I had planned superior. The road trip from Almaty Kazakhstan to bishkek was tiny more than three hours.

So I arrived in the evening and my hostel had closed for very good, so I went to tourist workplace and got a area at a nearby Airbnb for $12 USD a evening, breakfast incorporated.  In October 2017 1 USD = 68.5492 KGS Kyrgyzstani Som. Just after checking in I went for a walking tour of Bishkek.

Through the walking tour I saw stretch limousines and asked the tour guide what was going on, properly October is marriage season in Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Wedding celebration image I took at the Victory Monument, in Bishkek.

Victory Monument is far more of a park with a structure in the middle with three arches symbolizing a yurt, and from there, We saw historical buildings and parks through the stroll and came to the statue of Kurmanjan Datka. She has left her husband to be on the alter back in the 1800, it was unheard of back then, She was the Queen of the south. She is also on the 50 SOM Kyrgis currency bill. Kyrgyzstan is the only Central Asian nation that has had a lady president, Roza Otunbaeva.

Our final cease just before dinner was Ala-Also Square, the major square in Bishkek. There are two components to the square from what I could inform, the major and then across the street with Government buildings behind them. There is a statue of Manas on a horse, He apparently had united the Kyrgz tribes to kind a nation. Then there was a story about a poem, Right here is the Wiki web page on the poem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Manas

For dinner we went to a cafe, and I the travelling I did that day, it was bed time, just before bed my BnB host proposed he would drive me tomorrow to Ala Archa National Park, Ata-Beyit, a Monument to these killed through 1916 events, Burana Tower and OSH Marketplace for 70 USD. I agreed, subsequent-day soon after breakfast we left vibrant and early.

Hike Ak Sai Trail at Ala Archa National Park

An hours drive from Bishkek, with just Wonderful views, the hike is a tiny hard if you take the route by way of the hills, one particular can also take the road. A pleasant surprise, if you go deep into the mountains, there is a glacier one particular can hike, use a right hiking enterprise if you want hike the glacier 

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Just after the hike we rested at a picnic table, ate fruit and bread with Kyrgis cheese and fed some red squirrels. 

Ata-Beyit Memorial 

Ata-Beyit Memorial is not a well-known tourist location, there is a road block with armed guards that will query you as to why and what you are performing there. , We have been the only men and women there. There is a 
Memorial, a museum and a website exactly where mass grave was found. Mass grave is probable men and women murdered through Stalin’s occasions. The grave was a brick properly, now enclosed in a glass wooden structure.


The 1st image above is the memorial, the tripod structure has horseshoes hanging from it. The second Image is Chinghiz Aitmatov.

Chinghiz Aitmatov is a renowned author who wrote in each Russian and Kyrgys. The Day Lasts Far more Than a Hundred Years is amongst his very best performs.

The entire complicated is peaceful and quiet with some music playing. 

Then it was Lunch time, we went to Mustafas, there is quite a few of them in Bishkek. The Mediterranean Greek salad is pretty very good. 


Burana Tower 

Life along the old silk road, tower from the 10 century as per my guide, UNESCO planet heritage website. I was the only tourist there on a Friday. Getting a Silk Road explorer, this was a should see.

It is an hour and half drive from Bishkek, the original tower was destroyed in an earthquake. The tower has been rebuilt, its missing the dome. The are swastika’s all more than the tower  symbolizing a point of reference for travelers from any path. I attempted to go up the tower, the staircase was locked. 

There is a museum and there are all these Grave Markers, these are not original graves and these grave stones have been purchased down from a hill nearby. These grave stones or bal-bals are pictures of men and women reduce in Stone.

The Sun was going down and we had an hour plus drive ahead of us. On the way back we met with heavy traffic along the textile industry, as far as OSH industry goes there are all these stories about it becoming from from the days of the silk road, as per my guide, its not even a hundred years old.

Late that evening I went to a Evening club to celebrate with my BnB host, people in Bishkek sure know how to have a very good time. 

From there my travels continue to India, and in November just before thanksgiving, I am back in Texas, I want to renew my passport and get a handful of Visas taken care of, china and India which offer you 10 year visas.

I will be posting video of  Kyrgyzstan in the subsequent handful of days, keep tuned. Any queries, really feel absolutely free to comment.


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