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Kyrgyz Republic


Country profile:

Location: Central Asia.
Borders: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China.
Capital: Bishkek.
Area: 199,951 km2.
Population: 6,019,480.
Currency: Som KGS.
Independence from Soviet Union: year 1991.

Travel articles about Kyrgyzstan

Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again: 22-day travel itinerary

Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again

Visit Kyrgyzstan As a traveler, I have a strong necessity of returning to countries I really liked. Instead of focusing on making a new country every time I have the chance of traveling, I mostly go back to countries I want to spend more time to visit and explore places I somehow missed on previous trips. On this blog post, I’ll write about my second visit to Kyrgyzstan. You can also check my page about my first time in the country: First time in Kyrgyzstan: 10-day road trip itinerary. I spent 22 days in Kyrgyzstan and explored many of its most famous places, mainly in the west part of the country. I crossed the border coming from Kazakhstan and visited Talas, Jalal-Abad and Osh regions. I finally crossed into Tajikistan on the famous Pamir Highway road, the M41. Most fortunate for Kyrgyz culture and the country itself has been its location…

Qurut cheese recipe by the mountain nomads of Kyrgyzstan

Qurut cheese recipe by mountain nomads - Kyrgyzstan

Nomads in Kyrgyzstan Central Asia is famous for its current nomad lifestyle. Kyrgyzstan is usually associated with nomadic culture. In fact, still today, nomadic life remains one of the standard ways of life in the Kyrgyz mountains, especially talking about the fantastic Fergana Range. Meeting nomads around the world is always an excellent cultural experience as you interact with people having a completely different way of life. • nomad a. A member of individuals or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food;b. A person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer. While driving in Kyrgyzstan, I had the chance of crossing this remote and beautiful part of the country, and encounter several nomad families. Kyrgyzstan itself offers outstanding mountain landscapes, and the possibility of direct contact with such a unique way of life makes the whole trip rewarding. By car, I crossed the Uzbek border…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Asia – Travel Guide

Asia Best Destinations - Travel Guide

Asia Travel Guide “Asia is a marvelous continent to visit. With a total of 49 countries and a population of 4.3 billion, the most prevalent languages in Asia are Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Malay, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Wei, Thai, and English.” My Top Asia The 16th century World Heritage square Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan, Iran 427 meters / 1401 ft below sea level Dead Sea salt lake, Israel – Palestine – Jordan Cave of Jesus’s Birthplace in Bethlehem, Palestine The Citadel at Erbil, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, Iraq 15th century Timurid architecture of Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Hazrat Ali’s Sacred shrine and Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 14th century Tashilhunpo Monastery and fortress in Shigatse, Tibet 15th century monasteries and monuments of Bhaktapur, Nepal 17th century fort and old district of Nizwa, Oman The endless Great Wall of China 2134 m / 7001 ft mountain top, 62…

First time in Kyrgyzstan: 10-day travel itinerary


Kyrgyzstan is an amazing, uncommon travel destination, most definitely “off the beaten track”. Unique in its cultural richness and unmatched natural beauty, Kyrgyzstan has been home to a variety of cultures, empires, clans, and tribes among one of the lushest terrains in all of Central Asia. With an incredible display of rivers, waterfalls and nearly 2,000 lakes, its beautiful mountainous landscape has provided the setting for over 2,000 years of history. On this blog post, I’ll write about my first visit to Kyrgyzstan. You can also check my page about my second time in the country: Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again: 22-day travel itinerary. I spent 10 days in Kyrgyzstan and explored many of its most famous places. After visiting Osh, I explored the Fergana mountain range and moved east along the Chinese border. Finally I headed north to Lake Issyk-Kul, and furthermore to Bishkek, the capital city. With…

#Vanlife Kyrgyzstan: One-Month Road Trip with a Camper Van


Travel in Central Asia with a Camper Van Traveling with a campervan is always rewarding in terms of personal experience. The liberty of being able to go whatever road you impulsively chose, sleep anywhere you want and decide the exact time when to leave a certain place, makes this type of travel a perfect fit for the independent-minded and spontaneous traveler. At this moment you should be asking yourself: “Wait a minute, traveling TO Central Asia with a campervan?” And my answer: Well, yes, going from Europe and traveling around the Central Asian countries with a campervan is something perfectly possible and safe to do. Actually, Kyrgyzstan is one of the most open countries for tourists in the region, and most of the Western nations can enter Kyrgyzstan visa-free for up to 60 days. Kyrgyzstan vs Campervan / Van Life Kyrgyzstan is a land where mountains reach over 7000 m (22,965…

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