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Som (KS) = 100 Tyin.
Notes are in denominations of KS1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 10 and 1 Tyin.
   Currency exchange:
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at commercial banks and at authorised bureaux de change.
The US Dollar is the easiest currency to exchange.
   Credit & debit cards:
Credit cards are accepted in some of the larger hotels in Bishkek and can also be used at banks to withdraw cash from the counter.
Check with your credit or debit card company for merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
   Travellers cheques:
There is limited acceptance of these, but some banks in Bishkek accept travellers cheques; commission charges are high. Cash is recommended.
   Currency restrictions:
There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign currency, provided declared on arrival.
The import and export of local currency is unlimited for Kyrgyz residents only.
   Banking hours:
Usually Mon-Fri 09.30-17.30.
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Kyrgyz Republic, zip code 722360, Karakol city, Kasym Kadyrov str. 55,
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Tel/Fax: (996) 3922 2-72-69
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Sites about Kyrgyzstan:
General information about Kyrgyzstan (eng)
Victor Velikorodov photogallery (rus, de)
Karakol photogallery (rus)
TDS about Kyrgyzstan (eng)
About holidays (eng)
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