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“Bishkek main mosque”
Review of Central Mosque

Reviewed 7 September 2018

I would not say the mosque is located centrally and but not too far from it. It is located in a residential area but is easy enough to find as it takes up a large space and is hard to miss.

A very impressive interior where the size of the dome can be truly appreciated. The prayer area is large enough and the washing facilities are nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This mosque used to be known as the Central Mosque until it was recently usurped by the new Borborduk Mosque, which is now officially the central mosque. It was originally named the Gogol Street Mosque, and it will probably revert to this name. It was surprisingly built late in the rule of the Soviets over Kyrygzstan, and is typical Kyrygz mosque architecture, unlike the large new mosques that have been constructed in the city in recent years.

This mosque has many problems of parking and space to worship, but maintains it's old charm. It is in need of maintenance, but is a important symbol of the city and should be protected.Unlike the newer mosques, which are not on main bus routes, and require some walking to worship, this mosque is located at the intersection of Moscow and Gogol Streets which both have regular buses.

The mix of colours on the mosque is truly Central Asian, as the red brick gates, beige and white minaret, and the use of different shades of blue and green on the surrounding building blended perfectly. We walked through the Gogol Street gate, before realising that the main entrance was on Moscow Street.It was early in the morning, and we decided not to enter the mosque.

There are many cambios and F&B options in this area. After visiting, we strolled across to Erkindik Park, which had lovely waterways, monuments and was shaded by tall trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Do go to see this mosque and people watch among the faithful who gather here. It is a fabulous place to watch the world go by and should not be missed.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This mosque is located on Gogol street in Bishkek. Average size with large compound. Easy access from the main road.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have walked by the mosque a few times and I hear the call to pray. It's interesting and many people go to the mosque. For tourists I think there is nothing to see.

Date of experience: October 2015
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