Top local apps in Kyrgyzstan for tourists
- Yandex Go: A ride-hailing app that is available in major cities throughout Kyrgyzstan. It is a convenient way to get around, especially if you don’t speak Kyrgyz or Russian.
- Marshrutka: An app that provides information on marshrutka (minibus) schedules and routes in Kyrgyzstan. It is a good option for budget travelers.
- Booking.com: A popular online booking platform for hotels, apartments, and other vacation rentals. It has a wide selection of properties in Kyrgyzstan to choose from.
- Airbnb: A peer-to-peer rental platform that allows you to rent rooms or entire apartments from local residents. It is a good option for travelers looking for a more authentic Kyrgyz experience.
Food and Drink
- Delivery Club: A food delivery app that allows you to order food from your favorite restaurants and have it delivered to your door.
- 2GIS: A restaurant review and search website that allows you to find and read reviews of restaurants in Kyrgyzstan.
Communication and Utilities
- WhatsApp: A popular messaging app that is widely used in Kyrgyzstan. It is a good way to stay in touch with friends and family while you are traveling.
- Google Translate: A translation app that can translate over 100 languages, including Kyrgyz and Russian. It is a must-have for any traveler to Kyrgyzstan.
- Travel.kg: The official website of the Kyrgyzstan Tourism Board. It includes information on attractions, accommodation, and other travel-related resources.
- Lonely Planet Kyrgyzstan: A travel guide book that provides information on attractions, restaurants, and accommodation in Kyrgyzstan.
Entertainment & Shopping
- Afisha.kg: A website that lists upcoming events in Kyrgyzstan, such as concerts, plays, and sporting events.
- Globus: The website of the Globus shopping mall, the largest shopping mall in Kyrgyzstan.
Payments & Shopping
- VISA and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards in Kyrgyzstan.
- American Express is less widely accepted, but it is accepted at most major hotels and restaurants.
- Gohub is a travel eSIM service company providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world.
- MegaCom: A major mobile phone provider in Kyrgyzstan.
- O!: Another major mobile phone provider in Kyrgyzstan.