Ala Too square, attractions Bishkek-Bishkek is a relatively young city with a history of less than 200 years, and therefore there are no medieval monuments, but during this time, a small fortress has grown from a city with a population of 800 thousand people. Museums, parks and monuments that illustrate the history and culture of Kyrgyzstan and its capital can be of interest to visitors.
In addition, Bishkek is a green city: there are 20 parks and a huge Botanical garden. And in the vicinity of the capital (no more than 2 hours drive), there are picturesque mountain gorges where you can relax in the lap of nature among the snow-capped peaks, or take a fascinating hike, which will open up the incredible natural landscapes of Kyrgyzstan.
Interesting places in Bishkek
The Ala-Too Square
As in any major city in the world, the main square of the country – Ala-Too-is located in the center of Bishkek. It is a favorite place for residents to hold street festivities, holidays, meetings, etc.
Oak Park is almost the same age as the city. Back in 1890, the first oak trees of the future Park were planted on an area of 2.5 hectares by students of the agricultural school under the guidance of botanist A. Fetisov, who came to Pishpek.
The huge Botanical garden, which is part of the national Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan, can be called a pride and one of the most beautiful places in Bishkek. Created in 1938, today it ranks first in Central Asia and the CIS in terms of species richness.
Monuments Of Bishkek
Respect for their culture and history in Kyrgyzstan is expressed in various monuments and monuments that remind residents of Bishkek of the great personalities who influenced the development of the country. Monuments to prominent figures, heroes of folk epics, as well as significant events are located around the city.
Theatres and concert halls in Bishkek
In addition, there are places for cultural recreation in Bishkek – there are several theaters in the capital where performances from Kyrgyz and world drama are staged. Most of the performances are in Russian and Kyrgyz, but some theaters also have productions in foreign languages.
Attractions in the vicinity of Bishkek
A 2-hour drive from the city, there are many picturesque gorges, where stormy rivers originate from snow-capped peaks, and the air is filled with the aromas of pine needles. Here you can relax your body and soul. Special attention should be paid to the monument of the XI century Burana Tower, which is located in a picturesque valley.