Osh: Itineraries & tips



"Osh is one of those cities that travellers to Kyrgyzstan (visit Kyrgyzstan itineraries) seem to spend just a day in to either head to China (more about China itineraries) or coming from China to other parts of Kyrgyzstan (visit Kyrgyzstan itineraries), and others organising a road trip across the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan."backpackingman.com
"Osh is famous for its giant somsas, stuffed pastries baked on the side of a tandoor-like oven called a."uncorneredmarket.com
"Osh is the best place to start planning your trip."bucketlistly.blog
"Osh is like a different country when compared to Bishkek due to the amount of Uzbeks living in that region."bucketlistly.blog
"Osh is a crossroads of peoples and pilgrims, of Silk Road trading, of Stalinist Soviet border drawing."uncorneredmarket.com
"Osh is more eclectic than most markets."dontstopliving.net

South Kyrgyzstan

Oshs location

Osh at a glance




3-4 nights


Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Osh


Osh Airport (OSS)

Andizhan Airport (AZN)

Jalal-Abad Airport (ДЖБ)

Kyzyl-Kiya Airport (КЫК)

About Osh

Osh is a big city (Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan in detail)) with a population of 999,576. Furthermore, you will find a lot of nature in Osh. It fits perfect for a cultural trip. Furthermore, Osh is known for historic relevant locations. This big city is located in southeast Kyrgyzstan.

Things to do

, its green leafy parks to relax in, and delicious regional specialty dishes, Osh is a welcomed city break. A strange feature to t

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Eat & drink

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While traveling in Kyrgyzstan (visit Kyrgyzstan itineraries), it’s very likely you’ll eat samsa, dough pockets tucked with meat, o

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Most of the food you'll eat in the Alay Region will be served by guesthouses or yurt camps. On the plus side, this means that it's

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Worth to visit

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Prices above include:

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