Mountain in Osh

Suleiman Too

This five-peaked rocky crag seems to loom above the city wherever you go. It has been a Muslim place of pilgrimage for centuries, supposedly because the Prophet Mohammed once prayed here. Its slopes are indented wit…
Islamic Site in Osh

Dom Babura

The one-room Dom Babura is a 1989 reconstruction of an historic prayer-room whose tradition dates back to 1497. In that year the 14-year-old Zahiruddin Babur of Fergana built himself a little prayer-retreat here. L…
Museum in Osh

Cave Museum

What appears to be a gigantic Georgian lady's-bonnet protrudes from a southwestern crag of Suleiman Too. This marks the exit hole of a cave within which a museum attempts to illustrate the region's histo-religous de…
Museum in Osh


Built during the Osh 3000 celebrations, this museum has some imaginative displays like a case of weapons apparently caught up in a mad whirlwind. The great archaeological finds, historical documents and moving photo…
Notable Building in Osh

Three-Storey Yurt

Outside UTAMK is a giant yurt built in three vertical sections. Although interesting for its mere existence, its colourful interior is little more than a gift shop with costumes in which to pose for photos (extra fe…
Market in Osh

Osh Animal Market

If you're in Osh on a Sunday morning, hundreds of sheep, donkeys, horses and cattle go on sale at this traditional livestock market. Some may find the conditions of the animals here distressing.
Curiosity in Osh

Alien Fairy Cake

This distinctive round structure with faceted silver walls and roof looks like an alien fairy cake but actually contains a photography salon where newlyweds can be snapped on honeymoon at the Taj Mahal without bothe…
Market in Osh

Osh Bazaar

Osh Bazaar is one of Central Asia’s biggest markets dealing in everything from traditional hats and knives to seasonal fruit to horseshoes forged at the smithies in the bazaar. Many stalls are crafted from old conta…
Market in Osh

Jayma Bazaar

Jayma Bazaar is the name for the eastern entrance section, where metal container-box rooms are the main stalls. Jayma is the point most minibuses mean when stating simply 'bazaar' on their signs.
Monument in Osh

Lenin Statue

One of the most impressive Lenin statues still standing in all of Central Asia appears to be beseeching the authorities to pull down the massive Kyrgyz flag flapping in front of him.