At Bashy has around 15,000 people. Life isn't really easy there. There aren't a lot of jobs available. A lot of the homes don't have running water, much less hot water. The electricty is not reliable and there aren't a wide variety of things to buy. But it is a pretty little place with beautiful mountains. Some of the best shyrdaks in Kyrgyzstan are made in this part of the country. It's really the last place of any size in this part of Kyrgyzstan before you get to China.