If you are a kind of person who keen on travelling to big city, have you ever heard about Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan? In my point of view, it is such an unique and interesting city with many monuments and creative cuisine.
What makes Bishkek so different?
The biggest difference you may see from Bishkek city is it is totally quiet and peaceful without traffic jams, tall buildings, crowded sidewalk,etc. It is completely opposite to big city’s features.
Monuments in Bishkek
Well, to begin, it is so true to say Bishkek is a city of monuments. Walking through the streets, you can see numerous of old monuments which are usually in such a massive size. It is because Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan used to be a territory of Soviet Union. Thus, they usually build huge monuments and a lot of constructions for almost every important celebrations.
Although after the Soviet’s collapse, many Iron Curtains countries began to break these down or transfer them into the outskirt, Bishkek’s government still remains all as usual. They has even learnt Russia as a school subject and kept a free-trade-economic relationship with Russia by now.
Victory Square Memorial
Being built in the year of 1985, Victory Square Memorial is a construction memorizing the 40-year celebrations of the end of War World II
Urkuya Salieva statue
Urkuya Salieva statue is one of the huge monument constructed during the time of Bolsevik Revolution. It was named after an activist who was killed by a wealthy farmer while fighting for the transition of communism.
Manas is a buildings used for commemorate the great artistic hero of Kyrgyz people. He had gone for thousands years before being recognized in the years of the 17th century. His body is believed to be buried in Kyrgyzstan. Whether or not it is the truth, for such a long time, Manas has been a legendary hero for millions of Kyrgyz people.
Due to various of monuments taking place in Bishkek, this is one of the rare big city still remains such a healthy ratio with a lot of green areas. Particularly, the number of trees here was recorded as three time as the population. How wonderful it is, especially at this time when the Earth is struggling with the environmental problems.
Bishkek’s as well as Kyrgyzstan cuisine seems to be really worth a try with many tasty dishes selling in quite cheap costs.
However, it is such an unfortunate if you are a vegan or a person following lactose-free and/or gluten-free diet. It is because meat is used as the main ingredient for majority of dishes. The same is true for cheese and yogurt which are usually dried as a popular snack.
It is also a heaven of food unless you are not fond of dumplings. There are thousands of them coming from numerous shapes and fillings like meat , for of course, pumpkin,etc.
In conclusion, the Bishkek city of Kyrgyzstan, in my point of view is an ideal attraction for visiting in budget with gorgeous scenes of monuments and reasonable prices as well as delicious food.