I visited Bishkek capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2015 and was fascinated by its peacefulness and natural setting between mountains and farmlands, also the colorful local arts and crafts. (Click on photos to enlarge them)

In and around the city, central areas and main squares

Shopping malls and courts

Suburbs by the mountainside

Nice “resort” restaurant with bungalow seating and colorful gardens, and my experience holding an eagle!

Local fabrics anc crafts

Aerial views of neaby snowy mountains