10 Things to Do in Osh That You Shouldn't Miss

Osh (Kyrgyz: Ош, Russian: Ош, Uzbek: O'sh) is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located in the Fergana Valley in the south of the country and often referred to as the "capital of the south". It is the oldest city in the country (estimated to be more than 3000 years old), and has served as the administrative center of Osh Region since 1939. The city has an ethnically mixed population of about 255,800 in 2012, comprising Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Russians, Tajiks, and other smaller ethnic groups. It is about 5 km away from the Uzbekistan border.

1. Mountain Sulaiman-Too

| In the center of Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan Nature & Parks, Mountains
Excellent
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Mountain Sulaiman-Too

Reviewed By Carol A S - Marietta, GeorgiaMarietta, Georgia

Steep hike to a holy place dominating Osh for millennia

Mountain Sulaiman-Too is a World Heritage Site dominating the center of Osh. The Kyrgyzstan flag proudly flies from the top, and the views over Osh and the Fergana Valley are superb. Muslims have come here on pilgrimage for more than a millennium, as (acc

2. Lenin Peak

Osh, Kyrgyzstan Nature & Parks, Mountains
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Lenin Peak

Reviewed By ricardo0374 - CologneCologne

Very cold. Very high. Very beautiful

Easy to climb. No technical climbing. Still very dangerous. We saw a big avalanche coming down the north face just beneath the summit while we were ascending on the glacier 2000m below. We were here at the end of the season. last team to try to summit. Ve

3. Alay Valley

| Between China and Tajikistan, Osh, Kyrgyzstan Nature & Parks, Valleys
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Alay Valley

Reviewed By tinaq_reviews - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Lovely views

The Alay Valley has lovely nature and lots of opportunities for hiking or just generally enjoying the fantastic views of the mountains. Sary Tash is a major crossroad, if you're about to pass the Kyzylart Pass, it's a good idea to spend a night there to a

4. Museum Sulaiman Too

Mountain Sulaiman Too, Osh 714000, Kyrgyzstan Museums, History Museums
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3.5 based on 75 reviews

Museum Sulaiman Too

Reviewed By PNFarmstay - Dong Hoi, VietnamDong Hoi, Vietnam

Most amazing design.

What it lacks in content, it makes up for in design. It was interesting and thought provoking, to see the old religions in such detail. I would say it’s a must for any 1st time visit to this enchanting city. sadly, photos are forbidden, nothing mentioned

5. Kyrgyz Ata National Park

Nootkat region | 40 km from the city of Osh, Osh 714000, Kyrgyzstan Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Mountains More
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Kyrgyz Ata National Park

Reviewed By arielw2013 - Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China

Nice 5 hours walk

We joined CBT one day tour to do this trekking. The weather was beautiful and the mountainous scenery was absolutely stunning!! We brought packed lunch and spent some time for picnic when we almost arrive the top; where we were surrounded by mountains! Ou

6. Irkeshtam Pass

| Located between Kyrgyzstan and China, Osh, Kyrgyzstan Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Mountains, Nature & Wildlife Areas More
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Irkeshtam Pass

Reviewed By Alex_Johnson_Bishkek - Bishkek, KyrgyzstanBishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The last village before China.

This is the last place in Kyrgyzstan before China. I never passed into China but I went with some tourists to the boarder. The board crossing can be hard to manage but it's a very interesting place.I went with Visit Aly and it was great! I spend some time

7. Osh New Mosque

Osh, Kyrgyzstan Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4 based on 23 reviews

Osh New Mosque

Reviewed By HappyEstray - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Beautiful mosque at the bottom of the mountain

The mosque is located just between the two entrances to the mountain, at the bottom of it. It is really nice and beautiful outside, but inside is dull and ordinary. You can take several pictures of exterior, and really nothing else to do here.

8. Lenin Monument

Lenin Ave., Osh 714000, Kyrgyzstan Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 9 reviews

Lenin Monument

Reviewed By Andrew M

Large statue of Lenin

In all major cities of Kyrygzstan, there is a Lenin monument, and Osh is no exception. The statue of Lenin is in front of the government administration building.It is on a huge base with Lenin's right hand extended, and his left holding his coat. It is a

9. Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli

Kurmanjan Datka St., 262-264, Osh, Kyrgyzstan Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 3 reviews

Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli

Reviewed By Andrew M

Interesting Park with a few monumeents and attractions

Alymbek earned the title datka based on his history of leadership of the Kyrygz people. He lived between 1799-1862, and fought for independence from Soviet occupation. His wife, Kurmanjan, who he married in 1832, went on to lead Kyrygzstan, and was the le

10. Abshir Ata Falls

| 70 km from Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Abshir Ata Falls

Reviewed By tamara b - Providence, Rhode IslandProvidence, Rhode Island

Quite a drive for a simple waterfall, but great views

It was quite a cool looking water fall; appears to be much bigger in the photos. Took near 2 hours of driving from Osh city center after searching for a taxi who knew the location of the waterfall. If you plan on getting to the fall by yourself, the taxi

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