"Very young and very green" Top 5 Page for this destination Bishkek by lotharlerch

Bishkek Travel Guide: 137 reviews and 374 photos

Some impressions of a three days visit

I was in the Kyrgyz capital for only less than 3 days on a business trip. The most impressive in Bishkek is the great scenic view when looking South. Only a few kilometers from the city are mountains up to more than 4800 m high (which is about the same as the Mont Blanc, the highest top in the Alps). Bishkek and the immediate surroundings north of it seem to be the only flat places in this scenic country. In Bishkek itself I missed a sorts "urban density", all streets are extremely wide with at least double alleys in most of them, so the whole city looks completely green.
Important notice - Acknowledgment:
Some of the pictures on this website were taken by my friends Peter Lieberzeit and Bruno Sperl who have been togehter with me in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very green city with a relaxed atmosphere
  • Cons:no real "City -Feeling"
  • In a nutshell:A good start to explore a wonderful country
  • Last visit to Bishkek: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Ah! Those Central Asian taxis! They are probably more expensive now, but will see soon how it is here. Nice Intro to Bishkek.

  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:56 AM

    Thanks for the excellent tips on Bishkek - I had never heard of it before. I laughed at the idea of being woken in the middle of the night to find our if you needed a "massage" haha - Regards Mike (and Shelley) in "Barking Town"

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Good job and pictures! Interesting reading on ugly monuments, Lenin, night "massages" and impressive mountains.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2005 at 6:29 AM

    Wonderful stuff.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 1:10 PM

    That mountain-scenery looks really special ! - - - I am glad to see, there are places left in this world, where Mr.Lenin may still proudly breath fresh air, and is not hidden in some backyards or garbage-places... ;-))

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 9:50 AM

    Great page. Beautiful photos.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 11:39 PM

    An interesting reading and excellent photos of Biskek. Well done!

  • Irine_29's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2004 at 2:21 AM

    i am always fascinated by those ex-soviet countries. great crystal colors. no service for the single females?! ;-)

  • scrooge1947's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 12:03 PM

    Always interesting reading and looking at places I guess I will never see for real., thanks.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 9:29 AM

    Nice tips and photos! The suroundings looks beautiful!



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