Why visit Kyrgyzstan

  1. Stunning untouched nature: Lake Issyk Kul – the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America, is fringed with beaches and framed by snowy peaks.
  2. Silk road landmarks: Tash Rabat - Central Asia's most evocative Silk Road caravanserai; City of Osh - an ancient Silk Road bazaar town on the edge of the Fergana Valley.
  3. Authentic experiences: overnight in a yurt or community-tourism homestay to gain an insight into life after the USSR; drink koumys (fermented mare's milk), sold along country roads in spring and summer.
  4. Mouthwatering local food: top foods to try include shashlik, plov, nan bread and organic exotic fruits.
  5. Interesting facts: for 12 years, the country was unique in the world in hosting both US and Russian military bases. This came to an end in 2014.
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