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Rock Art in Bokonbaevo

Ak-Sai Petroglyphs

A small collection of Tibetan-script petroglyphs and accompanying Soviet-era graffiti make for a nice 3km walk (one-way) from the nearby highway, but the extended 8.3km that loops back towards Ak-Sai village (14km w…
Viewpoint in Bokonbaevo

Shatyly Viewpoint

At the beginning of the attractive Boz-Salkyn Valley an easy 1¾-km walk leads to a viewpoint with extraordinary views over Issyk-Kül, especially at sunrise. From Bokonbaevo's central roundabout, go south two blocks …
Arts & Crafts in Bokonbaevo

Altyn Oimok

This craftsworkers' collective sells handmade souvenirs from a small shop on-site and arranges demonstrations of the felt-making process from 2500som per group. It's exactly two blocks due north of the CBT office – …
Cultural in Bokonbaevo

Birds of Prey Festival

The Birds of Prey Festival is worth a visit if you are in the area in August, when falconers from around Issyk-Köl compete here with their eagles, hawks and falcons. Contact CBT for exact dates.
Central Asian in Bokonbaevo

Cafe Ylazyk

This small restaurant may not look like much but local specialities – particularly the manty – are served up fresh and delicious.
Central Asian in Bokonbaevo

Argymak

Beside the CBT office, central Bokonbaevo's biggest restaurants serves up respectable Central Asian standards but the service is glacial.