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    Manas

    by traveloturc Updated Jul 15, 2006

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    The Manas Sculptural Complex (Philharmonia): The legendary hero Manas on his magical horse Ak-Kula slaying a dragon. Below him are his wife Kanykei and the wise counsellor Bakai. Busts of several 20th century manaschy are nearby.The hero Manas is very important part of Kirgiz culture .The epos that has been named after him and consists of three parts, tells the story of the hero Manas and his son and grandson, in the 10 th century. He has been born in the region of Talas, in the north-west of the country, and it is said that at the age of 9, he already defeated the snake with wings - the scene can be watched in Bishkek in form of a statue at the place in front of the Philharmonia. The eops, which is longer than Odyssee and Ilias together, has been told orally throughout the last millennium, and the first written version appeared only about 100 years ago.I am sorry about the mistake of the country in the picture it has to be kirgizistan instead of turkmenistan .

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    The Victory (Pobedy) Monument

    by budapest8 Written Apr 4, 2006

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    The Victory (Pobedy) Monument


    The Victory (Pobedy) Monument constitutes yet another site in Bishkek that must
    not be overlooked. The 1985 monument consists of three curved spires of granite
    outlining a yurt. The yurt, the moveable home of the Kyrgyz nomad, has forty frame posts
    which converge, like spikes on a wheel, at the top, leaving an opening or tunduk for
    the sun to shine in. The coming together of the frameposts at the tunduk symbolizes
    family unity. Any pole missing symbolizes a loss in the family. Using this potent
    symbol of Kyrgyz culture, the Soviet artist recalls the losses of the Union to Nazi Germany.
    The eternal flame on which the "yurt" stands, the actual hearth of the yurt, accentuates
    the distress of a Kyrgyz woman depicted waiting for a loved one to return from the war.

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    See several statues of Lenin

    by budapest8 Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Several statues of Vladimir Lenin remain,
    the largest being opposite the parliament building in a leafy park
    ? having been moved there in 2003 from its original more
    conspicuous location on the main square of the city

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    STATE OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE

    by henri123 Updated Nov 1, 2013
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    Nice classical building

    Many interesting activities offered from local and foreign artists.

    Performances start at 17h, at the cost of $2

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    KYRGYZ STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

    by henri123 Written Nov 1, 2013
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    A large part of the museum is still a Lenin exhibition, most of the time translated in english.

    an aspect of recent history.

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    Dordoi bazar (tolchok)

    by henri123 Written Oct 30, 2013
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    the largest market in bishkek, maybe in central asia.

    almost 100% chinese products, in transit, to other central asian countries.

    about 15000 shops, unique shopping center.

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    BIG BAZARS

    by henri123 Written Oct 30, 2013
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    Bishkek has three interesting bazars.

    Famous Osh bazar on the west side of central bishkek along the river, full of fruits and vegetables

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    Visit Lenin!

    by Greatwalk0 Written Jan 25, 2008

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    The statue of Lenin is worth a visit for any Soviet buff who finds himself in Bishkek. It is located immediately behind the National Museum of Kyrgyzstan in a small park.

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    Visit the WWII monument

    by Eish Written Nov 5, 2007
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    This is not a "must-do", but is interesting in that the monument has architectural features that resemble a yurt, and of course the eternal flame of rememberance for those who fell in the war.

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    Erkindik

    by traveloturc Written Jul 15, 2006

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    Statue of Freedom. Unveiled in 1999 to commemorate the eighth year of independence, this represents a Kyrgyz woman holding a flame-ringed tunduk.

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    At Ala-Too square

    by budapest8 Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Main Square


    At Ala-Too square, there's an Independence monument
    where the changing of the guards may be watched.

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    Sights to see in the city center

    by Upstate1NY Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    Honor to the Kyrgyz Flag

    Looking the opposite way in the central plaza from the government office buildings you see the Monument of Honor to the Kyrgyz Flag and behind that the State Museum

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    This is the Kyrgyz Republic captial

    by Upstate1NY Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    Central Plaza

    The "theroritical" center of the city is the large plazza surrounded by governemnt buildings and moniumnets to significant events in its history and those that celebrate its origins and people.

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    Visit of the nearby mountains

    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 27, 2005

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    only a very short ride from Bishkek...

    Even at the occasion of a very short stay in Bishkek you should not miss a trip to the nearby mountains, it is really nice.

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    Bazaar

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    As in any Asian country, you just have to visit the local market with its bright colors, fresh fruits, loud voices and bustling life everywhere. Do not forget to bargain!

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