Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Bishkek City View
Formerly known as Frunze and Pishpek, Bishkek is both, the largest and the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It also serves as the administrative hub of the Chuy Province that encloses Bishkek. The name of the city is driven from the name of a churn that is used to make 'kumis', which the fermented milk of a mare and is the national drink of the country. You can see a nice view of a statue in Bishkek on the acrylic fridge magnet shown above making it an apt souvenir of the city. The magnet can be placed on your fridge as a reminder of your trip to Bishkek or can be gifted to friends and family.
Interesting Info about the City
Bishkek was established in 1825 to serve as a fortress. During 1862, the name of the fortress was changed to Pishpek in Russian, and during 1926, it was named Frunze to commemorate Mikhail Frunze who was a Bolshevik military officer. The parliament of Kyrgyzstan decided to change the city's name to its original name- Bishkek. The city is located at a height of about 800 meters on the northern edge of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range. The majority of the area of Bishkek is drained by the Chui River. Bishkek contains several interesting monuments and architectural sites built in the Greco-Buddhist and Nestorian times.
Geography of Bishkek
The center of Bishkek is mainly constructed on a rectangular plain and is built using a grid system. The main street of the city is the east west Chui Avenue, which is also known as the Chuy Prospekti and is named after the Chui River. Several offices of eminent government officials, notable universities and important buildings of the city are located nearby this street. Famous shopping stores of the city are built in the Baityk Batyr and Yelebesov streets that are located in the southern and northern regions of the avenue respectively.