About Kyrgyzstan

Land of mountains and lakes - gorgeous nature, fantastic people, great adventures! 

Kyrgyzstan is located in the very heart of Central Asia on the Great Silk Road, and has been praised by many poets and philosophers of the East. This area of the world is fast becoming a prime tourist destination as many people are now interested in understanding more about the history of the people living here.

You can visit the lake of Issyk-Kul , known as the Pearl of Central Asia, and the snowy peaks of the majestic Ala-Too mountains, which attract mountain climbers and rock climbers from all over the world. A number of ski bases are also now welcoming visitors. Adventure tourism, such as trekking, hunting and rafting, are also on offer.

Should you visit Kyrgyzstan, you will receive a very warm welcome and cherished memories. We hope that once you visit, you will want to return!


General Facts about Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, it is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. The ethnonym "Kyrgyz", after...
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History of Kyrgyzstan Early historyStone implements found in the Tian Shan mountains indicate the presence of human society in what is now Kyrgyzstan as many as 200,000 to 300,000 years ago. The first written records of a civilization in the area occupied by Kyrgyzstan...
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Kyrgyzstan on the Great Silk Road The Great Silk road as a trading route appeared in the third century B.C. and existed until the 16th century. The ancient trading cities located along the Silk Road saw many devastating wars, invasions, fires, famines and diseases. Most of those...
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Kyrgyzstan Cuisine Kyrgyzstan stood on the crossroads of the Silk Road, and the caravan routes which crossed the territory carried not only goods for trade, but also brought examples of various cultures: Turkish, Persian, Arabian, Indian, Chinese, Russian, and European...
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Kyrgyz culture and people "At the beginning of mankind, God gave land to every people, according to their talents and personality He distributed fertile valleys, rocky mountains, dry deserts, forests, and everything the world had to offer. At the end of the distribution, God...
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Maps of Kyrgyzstan GENERAL MAP OF KYRGYSTAN  OTHER MAPS   Heritage sites of Kyrgyzstan  Proposed tourism hubs & scenic routes Silk road and Kyrgyzstan map Tourist map of kyrgyzstan    Large Map of Kyrgyzstan (3 Mb)
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Traditions & Culture & Arts Placed along the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan developed into a junction of trade and cultural traditions between China, Iran, India, Arabian Sea and the Western world, and, consequently, a home for over 80 ethnicities. Kyrgyz handicrafts have been...
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Legends of Kyrgyzstan Present-day Kyrgyzstan has been the field of complicated ethnic processes and historical events, that have scarred the conscience of Kyrgyz tribes. The places where those events took place remained in the memory of people and became surrounded by the...
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Monumental Sites of Kyrgyzstan Balasugan monumentsToday, all that remains of this once thriving capital is its minaret, a grassy mound covering the ancient citadel and the remains of Karakhanid mausoleums. Burana's enormous minaret was renovated in Soviet times, and from the top...
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Kyrgyzstan mountains Land of mountains and lakes - gorgeous nature, fantastic people, great adventures!From their majestic ice citadels to their sweeping verdant valleys, the mountains are the very soul of Kyrgyzstan. Fearless mountaineers pit their skills against peaks...
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Kyrgyz Carpets The coloring of Kyrgyz national cloth, carpets, and embroideries is saturated and cheerful. It is composed of strong, contrasting colors, where warm colors (red and light brown) prevail. In the past, masters used natural dyes. Ornamentation has its...
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