One of the things that most excited us for our trip to Central Asia was the number of well preserved buildings from the Soviet Era. Bishkek, in particular, had a great concentration of the buildings, ranging from Stalinist to Socialist Modernist, all within easy walking distance from one another. As you know by the title of my blog, I am a big fan of concrete architecture, and this post is for all of those wishing to see the greatest examples of the medium in the shortest amount of walking time. I did a great amount of research before our trip to ensure our two days in the Kyrgyz capital wouldn’t be spent idling about. We had an itinerary, and we stuck to it.
To start, here’s the route we’ll cover: