State Historical Museum
The conspicuously older structure northeast of Ala-Too Sq at Pushkin 68 was the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Kyrgyz...
An unmarked marble palace full of chandeliered offices just west of the square, the 'White House', is the seat of the Kyrgyzstan...
Is this thatched cottage really where the little Frunze played with his toy soldiers, or just the Soviet way with history? In any case...
State Academic Drama Theatre
On the east side of Panfilov Park, this is the place for popular Kyrgyz-language works, more often than not written by Chinghiz...
Lonely Planet review
Sure, there are yurts, a mummy, carpets, embroidery and even open-air balbals (Turkic totemlike gravestones) in the State Historical Museum, but the highlight is the mural-cum-shrine to Lenin and the Revolution upstairs. Former US president Ronald Reagan is immortalised wearing a skull, astride a missile and grinning wildly. Nazi Germany is depicted as a rampaging bear while (surprise, surprise) Mother Russia as a beautiful woman clutching a white dove. English and lighting is minimal.