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The capital and largest city of Kyrgyzstan, delightful Bishkek is characterised by its wonderful marble buildings scattered amongst the grid-like city centre.
Book your British Airways flights from London Heathrow to marvel at the architecture in Bishkek.
Bishkek airport (FRU) is 16 miles north of the city and taxis will be waiting outside the terminal, costing around £6 to the city centre with the journey taking around 30 minutes. Buses are available and take around 50 minutes to get into the city.
Stay at the top-class Hyatt Regency in the heart of the city. Surrounded by many authentic bars and restaurants, it's a good choice for business or to explore at your leisure. The reasonably priced Silk Road Lodge Hotel is again an excellent central choice with easy access to all the main city spots; with large, comfortable rooms it's a great budget option.
One of Asia's biggest market places, visit the fascinating Dordoy Bazaar. Packed with consumer goods of every possible kind, mainly Chinese exports, it's the major shopping and employment hub for the entire Chuy River Valley region.
Eat at the Mimino for wholesome, filling Georgian food. This cosy restaurant has a relaxed ambiance with a delicious, varied menu. Order the tasty cheese bread and dip away! The Beatles Bar is a quirky, fun sports bar with a great range of beers and snacks; a perfect place to spend the afternoon. Splash out and dine at the elegant and modern Four Seasons - ideal for a special occasion, the attentive service and exceptional quality fare are second-to-none.
Ala-Too Square is the centre-point of Bishkek, where celebrations and festivals take place. Visit the State Historical Museum, where you can learn much about this fascinating country. Make sure you watch the changing of the guards just by the Independence monument. This relatively young city has a deep Soviet heritage mixed with a distinct European vibe. With the Ala-Too Mountains providing an imposing natural backdrop.
Bishkek has much to offer for both the business traveller and tourist alike. With so much to see, taste and explore, book with British Airways for excellent value flights to Bishkek and beyond.
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