Kyrgyzstan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 42%, Kyrgyzstan is rugged land of mountains and tribal nomads, who still wander the country's steppes in the same way they have for thousands of years. But don't think it's all about the traditional, because this place is quickly becoming one of the more popular locations for outdoor enthusiasts in all of Central Asia. At the top of the list is the Issyk-Kul Lake, which offers virtually everything that a landlocked country could possibly want in terms of watersports. With a combination of great beaches, and fantastic trekking and camping options - both in the mountains and on the glaciers - this region represents just about the perfect getaway for anyone. Another interesting choice is to explore Kyrgyzstan's burgeoning ski industry, where you can hit the slopes from such places as Karakol Valley and Ala Archa National Parks. Then after you're pushed your body to the limit and want that special souvenir to commemorate your trip, pay a visit to the ancient city of Osh. This is one of the oldest, continually populated cities in all of Central Asia and presents a unique blend of aging Soviet era monuments and the ultra-modern that is slowly becoming the norm. And if shopping is your "sport", you'll find plenty of open air markets too. Kyrgyzstan will definitely blow all of your "stan-related" stereotypes away – guaranteed!
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan is the "Shangri-La" that you've been looking for. This area of outstanding natural beauty is less than an hour's drive from Bishkek and offers a whole ho....
|Coordinates:||41 00 N, 75 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Kyrgyz, Russian|
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- Location: Kyrgyzstan