Exploring Tourism in Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyzstan Popular Places to Visit

Yeltsin Peak (oguz Bashi Peak)

Yeltsin Peak (also known as Oguz Bashi Peak) is located in Kyrgyzstan and is one of the highest mountain peaks in Central Asia. Its height is 7439 meters above sea level. Yeltsin Peak was named after the first President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, in deference to his role in maintaining friendly relations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Climbing Yeltsin Peak is considered one


Bokonbaevo in Kyrgyzstan is a rather small town that serves as the gateway to the southern shore of lake issyk kul. While the northern shore is all about resorts that attracts lots of Russian and Kazakh tourists, the Southern shore offers a more authentic Kyrgyz experience. Its around Bokonbaevo that the natural beauty of lake issyk kul and the Ala too mountains

Manjyly Ata

While most of the places to visit in Kyrgyzstan in this post are because of their natural beauty, Manjyly Ata is included because of its cultural and historical significance. Although, the views won’t dissapoint here either. For the locals, Manjyly Ata is a spiritual and holy place known as the valley of sacred springs. For centuries Manjyly attracted pilgrims that come

Skazka Canyon

The Skazka canyon is a place unlike any other place in Kyrgyzstan. It lies hidden from view behind the rolling hills next to the road along the Southern shore of lake Issyk kul. Nothing suggests the strange world of geological rock formations and rich colours that is just a short 2 kilometer hike from the main road. It’s a magical landscape


Did you know that in Kyrgyzstan it is even possible to go to the beach? The high altitude lake of Issyk kul has several beaches with powdery sands and clear blue waters. It is a very peaceful and quiet spot and there is not much else to do in this rural village than the beach. The waters of lake issyk kul

Barskoon Valley

The Barskoon valley with its two waterfalls and alpine meadows is so beautiful that Yuri Gagarin spend his holidays here after he returned from space. Or so the story goes and there are even two monuments put up to remember his visit. The scenic valley and the short hikes to the Barskoon waterfalls make it the perfect getaway for an easy

Erkindik Boulevard

Boulevard Erkindik is one of the most renowned public spaces in Bishkek. The locals love to take a stroll in the long streets with foliage all around. Be it an early morning stroll or grabbing a cup of ice cream from Fresco, Erkindik Boulevard is the quintessential leisure locale. Regarded as one of the top places to visit in Bishkek,

Dordoy Bazaar

Dordoy Bazaar, also spelled as Dordoi Bazaar, has been crowned as Asia’s greatest market place. It a wholesale and retail market of consumer goods dispatched by China. The existence of the market can be dated back to the year 1992. The market is divided into different sections selling various consumer goods and commodities such as clothing, furniture, toys, automotive supplies

Dubovy Park

The park features a small open air sculpture garden behind the statue of Kurmanjan Datka, amidst the oaks. Travelers looking for local themed paintings will find a wide range of timeless art pieces sold by talented artists. The park has been renamed after the esteemed author, Chingiz Aitmatov. The locals address it as ‘oak park’.

Victory Square

The public square was established in order to celebrate the triumphant victory over Nazi Germany. It was constructed on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of USSR in 1984. In the heart of the square stands a statue of a woman waiting for her spouse to return from war. The square is enveloped together by three ribs