If you decide to visit the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, you will not regret it. Your route will be interesting, and natural and historical tours are unforgettable. In this article, we will present you with a small list of places you should visit in Kyrgyzstan.
1. Natural Tours
On nature excursions, you have an opportunity to get to the Issyk-Kul lake. This place is worth a visit. The Issyk-Kul valley includes several climates: mountain, prairie, sea, and eternal ice zone. Sunbathing on the sandy beach, meeting sunsets and dawn, and being away from people, you will have the opportunity to go fishing, stay in silence, and enjoy the beautiful nature of the fairy lake. The Arslanbob River is famous not only for its scenery, but also because this valley is the real homeland of walnuts. The resort area is located at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. The reserve area is 16300 hectares, of which 7.5 hectares is walnut wood. Two waterfalls that descend from the rocks sound like roars, and so they got a very original name—"Lion Gate." At Tamga Tash, a place where a few stones are situated, they enjoy each other's company with inscriptions engraved in the Tibetan language. Letters refer to the Buddhist religion. There are carved inscriptions of Avalokitesvara, which is the famous Buddhist Tantric mystical formula.
2. Archaeological and historical places
On the territory of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan are more than 5,000 cultural and historical monuments, including settlements of primitive people, runic inscriptions, petroglyphs, ruins of medieval castles and ancient villages. The Burana Tower is an archaeological monument that was known in the days of the Karakhanid Khanate. It was erected in the 11th century. The tower is 45 meters high, and the base was made of burnt bricks. There are many interesting legends associated with the Burana Tower, and our guides will tell you the most interesting stories on your historical tour of Kyrgyzstan. Not far from the main city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, is situated the famous caravanserai "Tash-Rabat". It is located at an altitude of about 3,500 meters above sea level. The building, where the inn is located, was restored. Archaeologists are trying to discover the date of the occurrence of one of the inns of the Silk Road.
3. National dishes.
If you are in Kyrgyzstan and do not try the national dish, it will be an unforgivable mistake on your part. Ethnic cuisine has enriched its recipes with ingredients from the various nations of Central Asia for centuries. This was due to the fact that Kyrgyzstan was on the path of the Great Silk Road, which passed through the country, and a large number of merchants and caravans. This was because Kyrgyzstan laid the Great Silk Road and a large number of merchants and caravans passed through this country. In different cities of the state, different cuisines take root. For example, in Bishkek, people were very fond of Russian cuisine. In other towns, combining Turkish, Chinese, and Korean cuisine, the Kyrgyz nomads prefer dairy products, meat, and bread. It is popular in Uzbek and Uighur cuisines. In the south of the country, people prefer cuisine with herbs and various spices.
In the Kyrgyz Republic, there is a very famous bazaar located in one of the central cities of the country, Osh. This market is called "Zhaima." He stands at the crossroads of trade routes from Europe to India, and it has been more than 2000 years. Here, you can find absolutely everything. Being in the heart of the bazaar, you will have an opportunity to buy original souvenirs and hot cakes, sweet fruit with fresh vegetables, and, of course, the famous Uzgen rice. A very tasty pilaf could be made with this rice.
5. Nomadic Games
In the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, you will have an opportunity to not only walk around archaeological excavations, breathe fresh mountain air, and sunbathe on the beaches of a famous lake, but also look at the national nomad games that take place near the Issyk-Kul lake.You will see about 10 different types of stunning competition. Cossack Kurosh, kock boru, alysh-belt wrestling, Georgo Salysh-horse racing, alaman baige-racing over a long distance, er enish-fighting on horseback, etc. At the end of the competition, it is time for fun with ritual dances and national songs.