Arrival to the international airport “Manas” according to the schedule. Meeting at the international airport “Manas” with a guide and a car driver. Transfer (28.9 km) to the Bishkek city. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Excursion around Bishkek. Dinner. Rest.
Welcome to Bishkek!
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the largest city in the country. It is a special administrative unit and is a city of republican subordination. The old names – Pishpek, Frunze was named after MV Frunze
The city is located in the north of Kyrgysztan, in the Chui valley, at the foothills of the Tien Shan, 40 km north of the Kyrgyz ridge at an altitude of 700-900 m above sea level, 25 km from the border with Kazakhstan. The city is 127 km²
The history of Bishkek.
And so the first documentary mention of the town of Pishpek is given in the book “Description of the Military operations in the Trans-Ili Territory in 1860 and the magazine of the siege of the Kokand fortress Pishpek
Written in this book that twice on September 4, 1860 and October 24, 1862, the fortress was taken by Russian troops. In November 1862, the fortress was destroyed, and in its place two years later a Cossack picket was established, then the bazaar began to gather there. And already in 1868 the village of Pishpek was founded. April 29, 1878 in connection with the transfer to Pishpek center Pishpekskogo Uezd received the status of the city.
After the Cossacks Pishpek joined the USSR, from October 1924 became the administrative center of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Region. Since May 1925 – the administrative center of the Kyrgyz autonomous region. May 12, 1926 Pishpek was renamed in Frunze in honor of the city’s native, Soviet military leader Mikhail Frunze. Since 1936, Frunze is the capital of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1938 in the city of Frunze three administrative districts were created: Proletarsky (now Leninsky), Pervomaisky and Sverdlovsk. In 1962 Proletarsky district of the city of Frunze was transformed into Leninsky. In 1974 the Oktyabrsky urban district was formed.
And only on February 1, 1991, by the decision of the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz SSR, the city was renamed into Bishkek. March 23, 2005 in the capital there were events related to the Tulip Revolution, and April 7, 2010 – with the second revolution.