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Bishkek Travel Guide  

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Bishkek is located at about 800m above sea level. In 2005 the population is estimated to be about 900.000 people.
From 1926 to 1991 the city was known as Frunze after the Bolshevik military leader Mikail Frunze.
Following the break up of the Soviet Union Kyrgyzstan achieved its independence in 1991 and renamed the capital again Bishkek. The name Bishkek in Kyrgyz represents a mix used to make fermented mare’s milk called Kumis which is a typical national drink of Kyrgyz.
The city was home of many industrial plants during the Soviet area, but at present several of them have shut down or reduced their operating. It had also a major Soviet military pilot training school, Mubarak (the later President of Egypt) was one of its students.

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Reviews Bishkek

savionit s
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Bishkek is the capital of Kirghistan which is a beautiful country for hiking and travelling. The city has a good museum' ballet and opera and also many pubs and restaurants of all kinds. But the big thing is the country... more side. A chance to sleep in Yurts and swim in a lake. Many horse and climbing trips are available. Easy to get around by public transport, not expansive. Russian speaking, but the young people know English. Enjoy
Not to be missed Old Bazar , State Museum of Fine Art , State Historical Museum
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : It's safe at day time, but at night u have to be careful a little bit, its a beautiful city specially in spring and summer, Kyrgyzstan is worth seeing place. Other cities like Issykul, there lake view beach, and Issyk-ata... more hill station with hot water swimming pools... I think we can enjoy here in a low budget and if some one wants a VIP visit he can also get all he/she wants..
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Hopeless place
E Young
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Lots of parks for kids in Summer, some with amusement rides. Difficult for foreigners to own vehicles but easy enough to hire a driver and car. Taxies etc are reasonably priced.
Not to be missed Ataturk Park , Ala Archa National Park , camping near the Karokol river
jitin jain
Level 11     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Bishkek is a very enjoyable country. There some people are very hard worker and there mostly I see that of mostly workers are ladies.
Not to be missed Ataturk Park , Bird Watching Holiday
Babakan Berenaliev
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Bishkek is a nice place, except traffic jams. People are quite friendly. There are many believers of Islam and mosques all over the city. It used to be good for gambling, but that changed. Best time to visit B. is... more spring and Autumn when the weather is not very hot.
Not to be missed Ataturk Park , Lake Issyk-Kul , Karajygach Park
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