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Up & Gone: Mosaics of Bishkek

Up & Gone: Mosaics of Bishkek

GO KG's Up & Gone is back, it's a section where we will collect the best tours throughout the entire Kyrgyz Republic — anything interesting and unique, worth your time and attention. The name speaks for itself — we will show you tours, which will make you want to be up and gone. This time it's a city tour — you will have a chance to learn more about mosaics of Bishkek.

In Soviet Kyrgyz Republic the mosaics were applied to public buildings between the 1960s and 1980s. They were not only about ideological propaganda, but also were aimed at inspiring citizens with beautiful everyday surroundings. There are some gems like Sunny Fish Fountain, which would be a perfect fit of Bishkek’s own version of Barcelona's Park Güell if it had one. In modern days these mosaics are increasingly endangered under threat from commercial development. In this walking tour you will see the few remaining mosaics of Bishkek and learn about their history.

Sunday, March 31, from 2 pm to 4 pm or Tuesday, April 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The meeting point is near the Sunny Fish Fountain on Abdrahmanov street (former Sovetskaia) and Toktogul street. Make sure you are dressed according to the weather and have comfortable shoes on.

KGS 700 per person for a 2-hour tour.

You can sign up for the tour here. Inquiries: bishkekwalks@gmail.com, +996 (559) 336 001.


If you know a tour in the Kyrgyz Republic, which you think should be in our Up & Gone section, feel free to let us know at gokg@gokg.asia. 

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