Downtown Bishkek

Ala Too Square, Bishkek

The 10th century Burana Tower , Tokmok

Victory Square, Bishkek

Victory Square, Bishkek

On the Silk Road: Burana Tower

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Country:  Kyrgyzstan

Highlights:  Gastronomy ★,  Art / Museums ★,   Historical sites ★, Natural Beauty ★★★,   Shopping 0;  Sports/Adventure ★★,  Geographic extremes 0, Glamour 0

When to go:  Mid-Seasons

Where to go:  The capital Bishkek and Burana Tower

Downside:  Total lack of tourism infrastructure

Our Experiences:  Kyrgyzstan is not a rich nation like some neighboring ones with lots of oil production. The capital Bishkek is not beautiful and the monuments and squares look like old Soviet forgotten scrap. The main attraction though is the Burana Tower 150 km east of Bishkek. This construction of the 10th century, originally a minaret, is one of the few remaining buildings left on the historic Silk Road.

Hotels we love and recommend:  –

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