ITINERARY & MAP
Before the Soviet Union Bishkek was a small village bazar where nomadic people would trade goods with one another. Once the Russian Empire arrived in the area they build a garrison called Pishpek and started controlling and collecting tributes from nomadic tribes. After the Soviet Revolution in 1917 everything changed. Kyrgyz people settled into cities and the Soviets invested a lot in Kyrgyzstan and especially in Bishkek. They built the greenest city in the Soviet Union and lined all the streets with trees which makes it a very pleasant city to explore on foot and that’s exactly what we will do.
At 9:00am we will meet at Ala Too Square. We will start with a walking tour that includes stops at the museum, Oak Park (the oldest park in Bishkek), Central Square and the Philharmonic Hall. Later, amble through more of the city’s charming parks and listen as your guide recounts the stories behind its most beloved landmarks and monuments. We will then drive to Osh bazaar, the central market of Bishkek, where you can buy souvenirs or literally anything else. The day will end with a visit to the panorama view point at the outskirts of the city. At 5:00pm the tour ends.