Kochkor travel guide
The huge village of Kochkor lies in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Its former names were Stolypin and Kochkorka. Height 1,800 m. Its populace was 9,863, in 2009. It is on the primary A365 interstate highway from Torugart Pass (China) north to Bishkek. Around 7 km west A367 branches west toward Jalal-Abad Region and the Ferghana Valley. The town is a base for trips into the high nation and visitor framework is genuinely very much created.
A prominently down to earth base from which to visit Son-Köl and other Kyrgyz jailoos close-by. Do know that such activities are for the most part just practicable in summer and part of the shoulder season, as shepherds move their crowds back to the towns amid cooler months.
Getting In And Around
Kochkor has as of late constructed another taxi stand/transport station on the main road. There you can arrange shared taxi rides to Bishkek, Naryn City, Balykchi, Cholpon Ata, Kara Kol, and at times At Bashi or Jumgal.
If you are searching for a shabby ride, attempt one of the minivan taxis (otherwise called marshrutkas) or one of the buses that keep running from Bishkek to At Bashi.
Kochkor is a substantial town, yet can be effortlessly explored by walking. Be that as it may, in the event that you need to visit a close-by town, finding a taxi may be troublesome. The best activity is to stroll toward the path you need to go and wave at a passing auto in the event that you need them to stop. If they do give you a ride, it is amiable to offer them cash for petroleum.
There are marshrutkas that run east/west on the main from one end of the town to the next. But they always keep unpredictable timetables.
Places To See
Each Saturday, Kochkor holds it Animal Bazaar. There you can see Kyrgyz domesticated animals and watch nearby ranchers purchasing and offering their creatures. The bazaar is additionally a decent place to stock up on any basics that you may run low on.
Kochkor’s Park is a safe house of greenery only opposite to the taxi stand. Inside the recreation centre are different Soviet time structures in different phases of utilization. There you will discover the Kochkor historical center (which could conceivably be open), the Wedding Palace, the film (now shut), the Cultural Hall (still open and working, inside you will locate a pool corridor, library, execution lobby, and antique Soviet computer games), the Sports Hall, and the renowned Men Disco.
What To Do?
In spite of the fact that Kochkor is best depicted as a gateway community, there is still much to do amid your visit. The best is simply to explore. The general population are neighbourly and willing to hit up a discussion with guests. On the off chance that you are searching for more standard vacationer charge, visit the CBT office and orchestrate one of the nearby visits.
In the event that acquiring sheep isn’t what you sought, Kochkor still can offer the shopping explorer an assortment of encounters. In the middle, there are two bazaars, one for nourishment and the other for garments. In the event that you are anticipating going up into the mountains and haven’t got a pullover, right now is an ideal opportunity to get one. Also, stop at the UNIMAG (Universal Magazine).
Altyn Kol (Kyrgyz for ‘brilliant hand’), Kochkor is renown for its ladies’ handicraft. Established in the mid-90’s as an approach to give a substitute wellspring of salary for the rural families in the country, Altyn Kol has turned out to be world known for its handcrafted felt floor coverings (shyrdaks). Just in case you are going by Kyrgyzstan amid late May or late November, ask about their half-yearly show at the Kyrgyz Cultural Museum in Bishkek.
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