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Old 12-16-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Is Bishkek to far from the rest of the world. Sort of in the middle of no where or at the end of most transportation lines to be noticed? I understand they do not have much industry or exports.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Macao
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What would it be widely known for?

I've definitely been curious about it, researched it quite a bit, and would love to go there. But, the only reason I want to go there is because it exists, and it's Silk Road territory.

But, outside of that, I can't really say any other compelling reason that I want to see it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Maybe because it's in Uzbekistan, only country in the world sharing borders with -Stans only
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Maybe because it's in Uzbekistan, only country in the world sharing borders with -Stans only
Bishkek is Kyrgyzstan.

Tashkent is Uzbekistan.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Bishkek is Kyrgyzstan.

Tashkent is Uzbekistan.
See what i'm saying.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Same reason many cities are not know; not much there, only appeals to niche interests.

I have been there several times, not a destinaiton for a tourist, only for someone with some niche interest or the adventure type. I have lived there for a while and have property there, so I am very familiar with Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan.

The mountain scenery is great.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Actually it's kind of central to the world, it was near the old Silk Route. To me the isolated/traditional culture and amazing scenery would sell me. Of course it's still well off the beaten path. Speaking of Uzbekistan met two sisters from Uzbekistan whose family are starting a hotel in Samarkand.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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You want to let us know what Bishkek should be known for?
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:57 PM
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You want to let us know what Bishkek should be known for?
There is a U.S. military installation near Bishkek, the Transit Center at Manas(formerly known as Manas Air Force Base).

Transit Center at Manas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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There is a U.S. military installation near Bishkek, the Transit Center at Manas(formerly known as Manas Air Force Base).

Transit Center at Manas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That is closing next year.

They already years ago restricted people from going off base. Use to be normal for NATO forces there, mainly Americans, and contractors, to be found off base at allowed areas; that curtailed that where you rarely see anyone out, just embassy folks and a few contractors, and some point to point escorted visits for some troops looking to get souvenirs.
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