Having once dominated Ala-Too Square, Vlad turned his back on the mountains in 2003 and now lurks behind the History Museum. Young...
State Historical Museum
Thrillingly for Sovietophiles, this 1984 marble-faced cube still retains many splendidly stirring faux-bronze/copper reliefs and bold...
Statue of Kurmanjan Datka
You can play pool for around Som80 an hour in the Billiards Club, underneath the Consul Restaurant.
Russian Drama Theatre Buffet
For sheer novelty, seek out this inexpensive cafeteria hidden in the basement of an outwardly drab concrete theatre. The windowless...
Lonely Planet review
This modest museum forms a concrete shell around the thatched cottage that was allegedly the birthplace of Mikhail Vasilievich Frunze (1885–1925), for whom Bishkek (Pishpek) was renamed shortly after his death. There is little information in English so for many visitors it's enough to simply peep through the windows at the partially visible cottage structure while walking past.