Kyrgyzstan Tourist Traps

  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer
  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer
  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer

Kyrgyzstan Tourist Traps

  • The shake-down

    Fake or genuine militsia will try to trap you and even get your wallet out, though this happens very rarely. I found that the best way to deal with it is to make sure you write down their names and, if they are in a car, the license plate, since they will get into trouble if you report it. Speaking some Russian and dropping the name of a local...

    more
  • Watch out for "Militsa" on Osh Bazar...

    After I made my choice for a shared taxi to Osh, a man approached me, who identified himself as “militsa” (police). He told me to show my possessions as he wanted to check me on drugs. In the LP I had read that this kind of checks are quite regular, so at this stage I didn’t worry too much. I knew what to do, but as he acted fast, secure and...

    more
  • English is the tourist's worst...

    English is the tourist's worst enemy here. If you speak Russian, always speak it. If you speak anything other than English, speak it. Prices everywhere are jacked up for foreigners, but especially for those who speak English. There's really no way to get around it, so just be prepared for it.

    more

Kyrgyzstan Hotels

Top Kyrgyzstan Hotels

Bishkek Hotels
132 Reviews - 366 Photos
Ozero Issyk-Kul' Hotels
7 Reviews - 45 Photos
Osh Hotels
25 Reviews - 73 Photos
Karakol Hotels
35 Reviews - 59 Photos
Cholpon-Ata Hotels
6 Reviews - 32 Photos

Instant Answers: Kyrgyzstan

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

39 travelers online now

Comments

Kyrgyzstan Tourist Traps

Reviews and photos of Kyrgyzstan tourist traps posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kyrgyzstan sightseeing.
Map of Kyrgyzstan