When I first arrived in Bishkek, I did not plan to spend much time in the city, as I was looking forward to spending more time in the mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan and its neighboring countries but on my first day in Bishkek, my ATM card got eaten by the machine right at the airport (do not use the Rosinbank (Росинбанк) ATM machine!) so I had to spend a few weeks getting that back.
Like all bad things that happen, good things always come out of it and as I spent weeks getting my ATM card back, I made friends, got to discover all the cool places in the city. I fall in love with the city so much so that I decided to use Bishkek as a base for my travel for the next 5 months. Within this guide, you will find top 10 cool things you can do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. You will be surprised to know how many cool things you can do in this overlooked capital city of Central Asia.
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