Visit the Mountainous Country Kyrgyzstan! A Definitely Enjoyable Once in a Lifetime Trip!
Kyrgyz Republic is its official name, which is located in the Central Asia. This landlocked and mountainous country is bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Kyrgyz Republic may not be surrounded by any large body of water like other Asian destinations, but the country bears highly mountainous wonders.
Here’s a list of the top destinations in Kyrgyzstan:
Bishkek is the largest and the capital city of Kyrgyzstan that is located north of Ala Too. Bishkek’s architectural structures may not leave an impression but Bishkek is your doorway to the awaiting wonders of nature in Kyrgyzstan.
Altyn Arashan is known as Golden Spa valley and mountain resort close to Karakol and Issyk Kul Lake. Altyn Arashan is said to have three groups of nitric thermal springs and usually housed with few snow leopards and bears. Within this amazing mountain range, it also houses an astonishing botanical research area called Arashan State Nature Reserve.
Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and known as the capital of the south. Osh is different from Kyrgyzstan’s capital city, in terms of scenery and other aspects, as this destination is a gateway to neighboring countries like China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Osh is also known for having a lot of outside markets honoring the Great Silk Road. Osh is also known for its bazaar and hospitable inhabitants that you may rarely find in Kyrgyzstan’s capital.
Lenin Peak is said to be the easiest 7,000 m peaks in the world. Lenin Peak is the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains and in the Trans-Alay Range in Central Asia. This destination is the most accessible and crowd-pleasing mountain peaks in Kyrgyzstan.
Lake Song Ku
Lake Song Kul is translated as “following lake.” This destination is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, next to Issyk Kul Lake, with 29 km length and 18 km breadth. Enclosed with picturesque pasture and scenic mountains, Lake Song Kul is simply one of the best kept secrets of Kyrgyzstan.
Tash Rabat is undeniably well-preserved remains of the famous Silk Road. Those who have reached this historical destination can say that they have surpassed the unpredictable threats along the journey. Tash Rabat is a stone building that was said to be constructed back in the 10th century.
Mountain Sulaiman-Too was once the most famous place for Muslim and pre-Muslim’s pilgrimage. Mountain Sulaiman-Too is translated as Solomon’s Mountain and the only World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan. This destination is said to be one of the guidepost during the Silk Road caravan.
Lake Issyk-Kul is the second largest alpine lake in Central Asia, next to Caspian Sea. Although this lake is surrounded by the enormous snow-capped Tien Shan Mountains, Lake Issyk-Kul has never reached cold water temperature. This region in Kyrgyzstan is the busiest destination with a lot of activities to do like trekking, climbing, rafting and a laid-back horse riding. Nevertheless, the most astonishing places you can visit.
Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve
Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve was established in 1959 and named as the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. This 23.9 sq. km reserve is the third largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and this destination preserve the flora and fauna of the walnut-fruit forests. With a scenic view of the lake, many visitors tag Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve as the most beautiful view in Kyrgyzstan.
Barskoon Waterfall is located in Jeti-Oguz District, Kyrgyzstan and it was established in 1975. This geological protected area is one of the subordinates of the Barskaun River. Barskoon Waterfall is a destination that is not easy to access but it’s worth visiting with its unforgettable view.
Kyrgyzstan may not be like other countries across Asia, but this beautiful destination bears so many wonders of nature that makes your travel worthy.