Kyrgyzstan is often cited as a mountainous terrain with snowcapped talk peaks and the majority of the visitors visit the country to hike in the mountainous region but travel here is a much broader scale. The capital city is often underlooked but it’s worth exploring.
Bishkek is the capital city and the largest city in the country. It is packed with fun and exciting things. The city is home to iconic sights, a plethora of cafes and restaurants, captivating natural sceneries, and spectacular ancient monuments. Bishkek is a modern city but has preserved its antiquity very gracefully to awe the visitors. Hence, you can’t underlook the Central Asian gem.
Here we’ve picked top 5 things you can do in your itinerary to Bishkek. Keep reading!
Hiking In Ala-Archa National Park
When in the city you just can’t miss capturing the unfiltered and raw nature and the best place to do so is in one of the best national parks in the country, the Ala-Archa national park.
It is one of the easiest hikes thus great news for amateur hikers! Lush green spaces, colorful floras, snowy peaks, river valleys, the hike to Ala-Archa National Park can’t be turned down.
The Konorchek Canyon is another exciting place near the capital city Bishkek. The place is a less familiar spot that means no crowd, just a relaxing and laid-back vibe!
The hiking trail to the Konorchek Canyon beings just off the highway connecting the city to Issyk Kul. The place is covered with red sandstone canyon and will blow your mind. The trek is stuffed with easy trails and unique experience. We would highly recommend you add this to your itinerary.
However, we would suggest you avoid trekking the place in the rainy season i.e. March and May.
Visit The Burana Tower
If you love to invade the fascinating historical spots in your itinerary then Burana Tower is a must-addition. The site is associated with the ancient silk route and offers a living history experience. It is one of the last remnants of the old 9th-century city Balasagun.
Here you get to see a tower, a museum, and a few gravestones with obscure markings. The best part about visiting here is that you can even climb up the tower and immerse yourself in the top-view of a beautiful landscape. You can easily avail of a taxi to reach here.
Try Kyrgyz Food
If food is what makes you travel then this would the best part of the feed. The Kyrgyz Cuisine is just rich and mouth-watering and the best places to try it are restaurant Navat and café Faiza.
Both serve in a traditional style with a vast selection of food items on the menu. The ambiance, service, and taste make both of the places a popular spot among locals and tourists. And for the tourist, the best thing is that the staff here is English speaking so no more language barrier.
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Now one thing you would not have imagined here is the clubbing scene. But, in the city clubbing is very much popular and that you can witness in the city’s most popular underground club, Tuman. The club is regarded as the best hangout spot among the youngsters. In Kyrgyz ‘Tuman’ stands for fog and like the name the club offers you dancing on the snow-covered dance floor.
The best day to visit the place is Saturday on which you explore a major rush. The music beats, crowd, drink, and food make this the best club in the city and you should surely visit it.