White House, Bishkek

White House, Bishkek (must see)

The White House is the presidential office building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The White House was the site of riots during both the 2005 Tulip Revolution and the 2010 Kyrgyzstani riots. During the 2010 riots a fire broke out and damaged portions of the building and destroyed the hard copies of many government records.

The building is located on Chuy Avenue between the Philharmonia building and the Monument to the Martyrs of the Revolution. It is a seven story tall building built in Stalinist modern style, with the STO (Gosplan, Duma) building in Moscow as a model. In 1985, the building was built to be the location of the Communist Party's Central Committee headquarters. There is, "said to be" an underground complex under the Ala-Too Square connected to the White House via an underground series of tunnels.
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White House on Map

Sight Name: White House
Sight Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (See walking tours in Bishkek)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Create Your Own Walk in Bishkek

Create Your Own Walk in Bishkek

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bishkek is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bishkek Introduction Walking Tour

Bishkek Introduction Walking Tour

Set against the backdrop of Central Asia's Tian Shan mountains at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, abounds in spacious squares, wide boulevards, marble-faced public buildings and multiple monuments reflecting the country's history including, primarily, the Soviet period. These and other prominent sights make up this tour and allow visitors to...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Bishkek Shopping Tour

Bishkek Shopping Tour

Bishkek offers an amazing shopping experience, as you can find a variety of interesting local products, such as uniquely-designed Kyrgyz rugs, handmade pottery and jewelry made with semiprecious stones from the mountains in the area. Take this self-guided tour to explore the stores, boutiques and markets of Bishkek.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Monuments Tour

Monuments Tour

There are many monuments in Bishkek dedicated to important people who have played a significant role in shaping the history and culture of Kyrgyzstan. A number of these monuments are dedicated to Soviet leaders. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bishkek's most famous monuments.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles