Bendery (Russian Бендеры; Moldovan Bender or Tighina) is a city in the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, on the west bank of the Dniestr River.
 Get in
Frequent buses and marshrutkas stop here en route from Chisinau, Causeni and Tiraspol. The trolley bus from Tiraspol costs 1.6 rubles, tickets are sold by the conductor. Trains run from Bender 2 station to Chisinau, Odessa and even Moscow.
 Get around
You can explore the city easily by foot.
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There is a nice old fortification overlooking the river, which is used by the army and thus not visitable. The downtown is pleasant to walk through. You'll notice a fortified Russian checkpoint on the bridge leading across the Dniestr - these are the local peacekeeping forces. Nearby is a monument to the "independence" conflict. The bus terminal is a nice example of Soviet bus terminal design - check out the mosaics! In the nearby village of Varnita there is a monument in memory of the skirmishes (famous in Swedish history as kalabaliken) during which Charles XII, king of Sweden, was caught prisoner by Turkish forces (1713), after having been in the city as a refugee following the battle of Poltava.
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There's a nice Uzbek restaurant nearby the bus terminal. The owner also speaks some English. If you are looking for a western style food place then you can visit Andy's Pizza which is located right in the Center of Bendery one block away from Supermarket Sheriff.
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Moldova is world famous for the wines that they produce, they can be found either home made, in the open market, or in the superstore. They are one of the best in the world.
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