Bishkek Shopping Tour, Bishkek

Bishkek Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Bishkek

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.
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Bishkek Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Bishkek Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Kyrgyzstan » Bishkek (See other walking tours in Bishkek)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tumar Art Salon
  • Ak Emir Bazaar
  • ZUM Souvenirs Floor
  • Detsky Mir
Tumar Art Salon

1) Tumar Art Salon

Kyrgyzstan is famous for its handmade embroidery crafted by skillful local women. Tumar Art Salon, located in the center of the city, offers high-quality embroidery. There are a variety of items for sale, including hand-crafted, embroidered puppets. The store's wide selection of embroidered items reflect the history, tradition and culture of the Kyrgyz people.
Ak Emir Bazaar

2) Ak Emir Bazaar (must see)

Ak Emir Bazaar is one of the most colorful markets in Bishkek. It sells mainly local food products. Here you will find interesting delicacies that you probably have never tasted. You can also buy more familiar items, such as roast chicken, honey products, pickled salads and more. There is also some Russian-style food like 'pirojkis', as well as exotic fruit and vegetables.
ZUM Souvenirs Floor

3) ZUM Souvenirs Floor

ZUM is a large shop that used to be found in all cities of the former Soviet Union. This typical Soviet department store sells everything, from toiletries to new electronics, but if you go up to the top floor you will find local Bishkek souvenirs. These range from jewels to Bishkek rugs to pottery and more. There are also antiques that were sold during the Soviet era.
Detsky Mir

4) Detsky Mir

Detsky Mir, or Baby Land Shop in English, offers all kinds of merchandise for kids, from games and school supplies to clothes and shoes. This type of shop once existed in every city in the former Soviet Union. There is a cafe with a playground in the shop. In Russian the cafe is called "Chudo Ostrov", which translates to wonderful island. The cafe offers European and Central Asian cuisine.

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.
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
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