Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide

  • Ala-Too Square, Bishkek
    Ala-Too Square, Bishkek
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  • Ala-Too Square in snow, Bishkek
    Ala-Too Square in snow, Bishkek
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  • Ala-Too Square, Bishkek
    Ala-Too Square, Bishkek
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Bishkek

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137,374,15

Osh

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25,73,1

Karakol

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35,59,2

Sary-Tash

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11,34,0

Naryn

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10,35,0

Karakol

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3,4,0

Ozero Issyk-Kul'

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7,45,0

At-Bashy

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2,2,0

Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa

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2,6,0

Bishkek

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  • Best Plov in Bishkek

    Bishkek Restaurants

    Faiza situated on the silk road with Ordinary atmosphere but considered to have the best plov ( rice ) in townHigh-quality rapid-service local dishes at reasonable prices are brought by waitresses in scarf and tunic to heavy marble-topped tables. Expect queues at lunchtime. Tea costs 30som per pot. Rice ( plov)

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  • Hyatt Regency Bishkek

    Bishkek Hotels

    Very nice hotel, but very expensive. Its location is best in the city. They don't have metal room...

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  • Turkish food

    Bishkek Restaurants

    Excellent economic-priced Turkish food including levash (huge hollow hot thin bread) with green yogurt and other sauces. Outdoor and indoor seating.Yusa (Logvinenko/Bokonbayeva)The lavash is outstanding here, as are the range of sauces that compliment a wide array of vegetable and meat dishes. $$Yusa restaurant is famous with turkish food ..

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Osh

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  • Something decent

    Osh Nightlife

    We were on our way home and walked past Kings Court (Tsarski Dvor) and it looked pretty cool (compared to every other drab place we had seen in the city) so we just had to stop by for a beer.It got a nice decor with spacious area, the whole place is outdoor with covering.It even got some 'swing seats' to sit at.Beer is 70som (80p).

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  • Osh Guest House

    Osh Hotels

    Osh guesthouse is a nice little place about 15min walk from the centre, if Osh does have a centre....

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  • Western cravings

    Osh Restaurants

    Cafe California is a bit of a westerners cafe.Don't expect TGI Friday style interior or service, this is just a basic cafe with a mixed menu of pizza, salad and western classics (pasta or burger).We just had tea, salad, soup, coke and bread for 341som (£4).Decent enough place and good for anyone craving some western food.

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Karakol

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  • Parks and statues

    Karakol Local Customs

    Lenin statue is always standing in the center of the city.Some other kirghize celebrities are replacing the former russian influence.

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  • Hotel Aurora Issyk-Kul

    Karakol Hotels

    Issyk-kul Lake

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Altyn-Arashan Hot Spring baths

    Karakol Things to Do

    If you have a day or two in Karakol you must visit Altyn-Arashan natural hot springs. It is located about 30 km from the city and only place to get there is walk for about 17 km from Teploklyuchenka or hire an offroad taxi from travel company. The road is something. I called it an automoblie-climbing path. Once you get to the spot you see a...

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  • Russian style food in old russian...

    Karakol Restaurants

    Old wooden tipically russian house with shutters, nice old russian village interior, friendly watresses make this place a nice spot to stop for a portion of russian "Borsh" or "bliny" as well as have a cup of beer. bliny, cake for breakfast. Borsh or pelmeni (dumplings) for lunch. Selyodka (herring) with beer for dinner.

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Sary-Tash

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  • Sauna

    Sary-Tash Things to Do

    My memories of this sauna close to the Pik Lenin base camp (about 5km away) make me smile. I anticipated our group all sitting together having a relaxing social sauna. Instead the sauna - based at the TV relay station overlooking the base camp - was in a tiny room that fitted 1 adult and 1 child maximum at a time. Still, a sauna is a sauna, and...

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  • Across the alluvial plain to Pik Lenin

    Sary-Tash Transportation

    From Osh to Pik Lenin Basecamp took 10 hours for 300km. We did it there in our trusty 4x4 mitsubishi minibus, and back in the truck in the picture. It was organised as part of the support for the Pik Lenin climb by Dostuck trekking.

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  • Hike or climb Pik Lenin

    Sary-Tash Things to Do

    Pik Lenin is one of the most accessible and least difficult peaks above 7000m to climb. It does require snow/ice experience, but is a good introduction to the high altitude peaks of the Himalaya and Pamirs. This was why we were there. The base camp was at 3720m, and it was not possible to see Pik Lenin from base camp itself. There were 4 groups of...

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Naryn

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  • Naryn to Kochkor

    Naryn Transportation

    Taking the local transport ( shared taxi) from Naryn to Kochkor could be a great experience.Be early at the station in Naryn, we have to wait for the next available car.The road climbs up to the Dolon Pass (alt 3030 m.) on the way up the car has to take some rest and fresh water ! The driver and the men are taking some strong drink !You are not...

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  • Road a365

    Naryn Things to Do

    One of the last gas station leaving Naryn...the next one might be in china some hours further after passing the torugart pass.

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  • Naryn cemetery

    Naryn Things to Do

    Just outside the city a short walking distance is situated a hudge cemetery overlooking the whole valley

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Karakol

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  • Parks and statues

    Karakol Local Customs

    Lenin statue is always standing in the center of the city.Some other kirghize celebrities are replacing the former russian influence.

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  • Hotel Aurora Issyk-Kul

    Karakol Hotels

    Issyk-kul Lake

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Altyn-Arashan Hot Spring baths

    Karakol Things to Do

    If you have a day or two in Karakol you must visit Altyn-Arashan natural hot springs. It is located about 30 km from the city and only place to get there is walk for about 17 km from Teploklyuchenka or hire an offroad taxi from travel company. The road is something. I called it an automoblie-climbing path. Once you get to the spot you see a...

    more
  • Russian style food in old russian...

    Karakol Restaurants

    Old wooden tipically russian house with shutters, nice old russian village interior, friendly watresses make this place a nice spot to stop for a portion of russian "Borsh" or "bliny" as well as have a cup of beer. bliny, cake for breakfast. Borsh or pelmeni (dumplings) for lunch. Selyodka (herring) with beer for dinner.

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Ozero Issyk-Kul'

At-Bashy

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  • Watch the trucks go past

    At-Bashy Things to Do

    Since this is on the route to China, trucks with scrap metal go past frequently, taking Kyrgyzstan's junk to China to become useful stuff. At times, we past 7 trucks parked at the side of the road, getting some rest before they went through the border. Big trade in recycled metal!

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  • Visit the At Bashy animal market on...

    At-Bashy Things to Do

    The prices of the day were 1600 som for a horse ($40), 1200 som for a goat ($30), 2500 som for sheep ($65) and between 10000 som and 16000 som for a cow (lots of $). It struck me that the animals could spend all day in a muddy area, tethered to each other, just to face a trip back to their original home at the end of the day - only to come again...

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Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa

  • A lazy picnic

    Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa Things to Do

    We had a picnic under a happiness tree - the usual bread, cheese, sausages, tomato, cucumber and of course tea. Some card games, laziness and laughter.

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  • A lazy hike in Ala Archa

    Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa Things to Do

    Much of the walking is gentle and easy. The altitude is 2150m, and the location near Bishkek, which makes this an easy day out. It is possible to do some more difficult hikes, but this was our last day in Kyrgyzstan. The footbridges were well maintained, and the area is a national park.

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Kochkor

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