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Gifts & Souvenirs in Bishkek

Tumar Art Salon

Stylishly presented, high-quality embroidery and pottery, both modern and traditional. Credit cards accepted.
Drinks in Osh

Kyrgyz Konyagy

Sells a full range of Kyrgyz brandies from 200som to 7000som per half-litre according to quality and ageing (various sizes of bottles available). Flavoured brandies make great gifts and there are also herb-honey liq…
Arts & Crafts in Kochkor

Altyn Kol Handicraft Coop

Felt-work galore, with a focus on shyrdak and ala-kiyiz carpets but also everything from mobile-phone cases to felt toys for the kids. Adjoining the CBT office, this NGO provides trainings and a showroom for local c…
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 – …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Bishkek

One Village One Product

This Bishkek branch of the Karakol-based association One Village One Product. They sell the same high-quality handicrafts, honey, jams and gifts. Proceeds support artisans in the village across Issyk-Kol.
Market in Osh

Osh Market

Nope, you're not at the bazaar. This local supermarket carries the normal range of local products, plus a surprisingly large selection of imported goods and craft beers – music to the ears of travellers who have bee…
Local Products in Karakol

One Village One Product

Beautifully presented selection of locally sourced products including delicious jam and apricot juices from Jeti-Öghüz, natural soaps from Tasma, threadless slippers, beeswax candles, silk-felt hybrid products, toys…
Antiques in Karakol

Antique Shop

Most of the Soviet-era products for sale at this small corner shop come with a history that far outweighs their size or price, and owner Alexander seems to know the stories of absolutely everything in the store.
Books in Bishkek

Book'Ingem

A limited selection of English-language books is available, and with advance notice it's possible to special-order from abroad. For writers, there's also a nice collection of journals.
Food & Drinks in Bishkek

Kolobok

For prepared foods (best selection at lunch time), baked goods or imported foods and liquors, this is one of the most popular shops in the centre of Bishkek.