It is our last day in Kyrgyzstan. We start the day with a visit to the wedding palace. It was renovated with the support of USAID.
As we already know from Osh, the Kyrgyz love glamorous wedding celebrations. The wedding cars parked in front of the palace beat everything we have seen before.
Besides long stretch limos, there are also cars in the shape of old carriages.
After marveling at the cars, we take a look at the wedding palace. Inside it resembles a fairy tale castle. A grand staircase leads into the wedding hall.
Afterward, we have a snack in the restaurant Arzu. On the open terrace, we enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
When we leave the restaurant, we notice the Sports Palace, an arena for 3000 persons, on the other side of the street. But in front of it, there is a monument of an impressive figure with a horse on his shoulders. It is Kozhomkul Kaba uulu. He was born in 1888 or 1889 at the Suusamyr plateau. He was 2.3 m tall and weighted 165 kg.
At that time the plateau was only accessible over a steep pass. When in a winter storm his horse couldn’t go any further, he shouldered it and carried it the rest of the way. He was an exceptional athlete and as a wrestler invincible.
At the Suusamyr plateau, there is a small museum with clothes, and pictures of him. In front of it lie 600 kg of rock that he has moved. Despite his strength, he was a sensitive and loving person. He got 67 years old.
Following this we drive, the Chuy Ave up to the corner Erkindik Ave. Here we make a short sightseeing flight with the drone to get an impression of the city from above. We start at the km 0 by which the street distances in Kyrgyzstan from Biskek out are measured.
From the air, it is noticeable that the center of Bishkek is very green because of the ubiquitous artificial irrigation. We will learn the details about the buildings of the city on our city walk.
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Disclosure: Our trip was organized in cooperation with Discover Kyrgyzstan, and made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). All opinions are our own.
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