Sells Goskartografiya's excellent Bishkek city maps/atlases (110/300som), as well as 1:100,000 trekking maps and 1:200,000 topographicals (200som to 370som). Almost all are in Cyrillic script. Phone two days ahead t…
Though not visually exotic, Bishkek's most central bazaar has a certain compulsive interest and is an important city landmark. For traditional Kyrgyz clothes, including white imitation-felt ak kalpak hats (80som) an…
For traditional Kyrgyz clothes including white imitation-felt ak kalpak hats (80som) and colourful shepherds' chests there are a series of stalls at the south tip of the Khial building in Osh Bazaar (closed Mondays)…
The showroom/gallery of the Kyrgyzstan Union of Artists is upstairs, in a faded, once-grand, Stalin-era building which also hides some artists’ workshops.
Kyrgyz knick-knacks supplemented by Russian matryoshka dolls, bark-work boxes and earthenware figurines.
Crafts, especially fabrics, many labelled with the artist's name and the region they come from.
Sells textiles (including silk scarfs) plus postcards, souvenirs, toys and fridge magnets.
Sells camping supplies, mountaineering equipment and brand-name hiking boots.
Soviet medals and badges, horse-whips and figurines.
The state-run department store.