Welcome to Osh

Nestled in the Fergana Valley, Osh is the second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan. With a history dating back 300 years, Osh is one of Central Asia’s most diverse regions. With spectacular scenic views and often referred to as the capital of the south, Osh is an excellent place to explore Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Top things to see and do in Osh

  • Hike to the top of Sulaiman Too, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many locals consider the mountain a sacred place and pilgrimage site. The caves along the trail are dotted with ancient petroglyphs of animals and humans, prayer relics, and religious sculptures.
  • Haggle for bargains at one of the oldest bazaars in Central Asia, the Jayma Bazaar. Find local produce, handicrafts, and souvenirs to take home with you.
  • Visit the peaceful Memorial Park and learn about the memory of some of the events that have impacted the people of Osh. Also, take a look at the large and impressive Lenin statue that is near the park. Explore the unique Cave Museum to learn about the region’s history. The museum walls are made of rock as it is carved straight into the mountain. Check out the thousands of artefacts on archaeology displayed there.
  • Discover the Russian Orthodox Church, which used to be a cultural centre during the Soviet times. Located near the Lenin Statue, this church is the heart of the Russian community in Osh.

Osh is known for its cultural activities and is also very famous for its local cuisine. Take a foodie tour and workshop to try some of the best food in Kyrgyzstan. Take a food tour sampling local street food or try a bread-making workshop or a plov cooking class for a unique experience.

Tips for travellers

Go hiking off-the-beaten-track in the Alay Mountains. The trail is lined with numerous beautiful lakes, gorges, and breathtaking alpine scenery, thus making the Alay Mountains an excellent travel destination for hiking.

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