Surveyed by a triumphant statue of Manas, Bishkek's nominal centre is architecturally neo-brutalist in style, but it has a perversely...
State Historical Museum
Thrillingly for Sovietophiles, this 1984 marble-faced cube still retains many splendidly stirring faux-bronze/copper reliefs and bold...
Ala-Too Square Fountains
The place attempts to please everyone with its blend of American, Russian, Kyrgyz and Turkish mix of pop and R&B. The floorshow...
One of central Bishkek's most convivial upper market eateries has back-lit filigree panels in the more attractive smoking room, but an...
'White House' information
An unmarked marble palace full of chandeliered offices just west of the square, the 'White House', is the seat of the Kyrgyzstan government, including the president's office and the republic's parliament. Behind this is Panfilov Park, full of rusting rides and arcades.