Sights of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating country, with its incredible natural landscapes, unique culture and traditions of mountain nomads and its wonderful applied decorative art. Millions of tourists visit this country to get acquainted with its culture and nature.
Unfortunately, not so many historical monuments have remained in Kyrgyzstan, as in neighboring Uzbekistan, but they still impress the tourists with its rich history of the Kyrgyz people.
The most interesting historical and architectural places of Kyrgyzstan:
- Petroglyphs of Saimaluu-Tash;
- Petroglyphs of Cholpon-ata (Issyk-Kul);
- Ancient Uzgen;
- Ancient Osh;
- Tower of Buran;
- Caravan-serai Tash-Rabad;
The most interesting natural places of Kyrgyzstan:
Unique nature of Kyrgyzstan. Most of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is occupied by the Tien Shan and Pamir mountains with snow-capped peaks, glaciers, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, rivers and in intermountain valleys there are magnificent pastures. The nature of Kyrgyzstan can be compared to the nature of Switzerland, New Zealand and Mongolia.
- Inylchek Glacier;
- Peak of Victory;
- Khan-Tengri peak;
- Lenin Peak;
- Issyk-Kul Lake;
- Lake Son-Kul;
- Lake Sary-Chelek;
- Konorchek Canyons;
- Waterfalls of Barskauna;
- The Rock Kingdom of Aksu Gorge;
- Karavshin Gorge;
- Cave Chil-Ustun
Culture, traditions, arts and crafts of Kyrgyzstan:
Kyrgyzstan has preserved the age-old traditions of the indigenous Kyrgyz people, whose ancestors were mountain nomads. A unique centuries-old culture and ethnography is a highlight of Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz national cuisine
Kyrgyz national games
Arts, crafts and souvenirs of Kyrgyzstan
National games and entertainments play a great role in lives of Kyrgyz people and every national holiday includes them. The characteristics of many ga...
Buran Tower is the minaret of the Djami mosque that is located in Balasagun city- the capital of medieval Carhan khanat that was destroyed during the ...
The most beautiful and picturesque lake of West Kyrgyzstan is the high-mountain Sarychelek lake - one of the main sights of Chatkal ridge. Sarychelek ...
Karakol – the biggest city and administrative centre of Issyk-Kul region is located on the foothills of Terskey-Alatoo ridge in the creek of Karakol r...
The contrast Naryn region with the area located in the southeast part of the country at 1500-2500 m height above the sea level occupies the ? part of ...
Bishkek (former Frunze) is the largest city and the capital of Kyrgyzstan with a population about 1 million people. It is situated on Kyrgyz Ala-Too ...
The Issyk-Kul lake is nonfreezing mountain miracle of tectonic origin located in the deep intermountain hollow between Kungey Ala-Too spurs and Terske...
Osh is the second-largest city of Kyrgyzstan – the "southern capital", the city located in the east of Ferghana valley, at the height of more than 100...
Chil-Ustun Cave is located on the south-west of Kyrgyzstan in Osh Mountains, in 3,5 km from Aravan settlement.
A huge entrance in the cave in the f...
One more fantastic high-mountain Sonkul lake is located in the huge cavity between Sonkultau and Moldotau ridges on 3016 m height above the sea level....
Arslanbob is unique creation of the nature, a blossoming oasis at height of 1600 m above the sea level and one of the most beautiful resorts which is ...
"Tash-Rabat" (XV c.) caravanserai is unique architectural monument of the early Middle Ages and one of the main archeological sights of Kyrgyzstan, be...
Aksu is located in the Turkestan ridge (Pamir-Alai), on the west side of Matcha mountain knot, and is located about 120 km to the south of Khujand cit...
Eternal snow and glaciers occupy approximately 4 % of the territory of Kyrgyzstan which is about 8 thousand km2. Inylchek is considered as the large...