Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city has a history stretching back over 3000 years and is one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic cities in the region. Its foundation was built on trade, and the Osh Bazaar is still one of the most important markets on the old Silk Route. The population represents the various indigenous people of the region, and it is a warm and friendly city that welcomes visitors with open arms.
For over 2000 years, the Osh Bazaar has taken place in the same spot, welcoming traders and merchants from both Europe and Asia. Today, it is still an important commercial hub, and the city's proximity to the Uzbekistan border makes it a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination.
It wears its history with pride, and the city is full of monuments and important landmarks. It is home to a 15th-century mosque, and is overlooked by the stunning Sulayman Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.