Information about Kirgizia
94 percent of the country is covered with mountains that rank among
the highest in the world, reaching altitudes of more than 7000 meters
above sea level. Kyrgyzstan is committed to its future biosphere
reserve abounding with flora and fauna: Particularly in the country's
eastern part the traveler will find lawns covered with edelweiss,
watch the ibex and the legendary Marco Polo sheep and - although
with some good luck, gaze at the rare show leopard. The country
enjoys hot , dry summers ( continental weather ), which alternate
with cold winters and happy with 250 days of sunshine throughout
the year. Kyrgyzstan has a unique lifestyle, for Kyrgyz were nomads
long, before the nomads of modern times traveled through the world.
grit is the most conspicuous, symbol of this way of life - best
to be seen in Kukjiugk region, south of Lake Issyk - Kul. A
Silk Road country, whose natural landmarks and scenic points perfectly
contrast with, let's say, nei ouring Uzbekistan's architectural
gems, Kyrgyzstan nevertheless boasts impressive historic relics
related to the ancient Steppe Route. Examples are:the Burana Tower
south of Tokmak, which reminds of glory of middle - age Balasagun
city, the rock picture of the Buddan at Issyk - Ata gorge ( 70 kilometers
east of Bishkek ), the burial mound at Santash, the Manas Mausoleum
on the Kenkol river near Talas the cities of Osh (Sulaiman Hill)
Uzgen (ancient mausoleum and minaret) and Naryn, once important
trading places on the Silk Roads, Tash Rabat, a former caravanserai
31 rooms, not to forget the prehistoric
petroglyphs near Cholpon Ata on Issyk - Kul lake.
rich nature, the sublime and engimatic Tian-Shan have always attracted
scientists and explorers. One of them wrote as far back as the 7
-th century: "The snow that has accumulated here since the
origination of the world has furned into ice blocks and melts neither
in spring nor in summer"
Many foreign guests visit Kyrghyzstan nowadays.
Kyrgyzstan is unique in its potential for adventure holidays and
nature tourism: Mountaineering, trekking, horseback riding, caving,
river rafting, rock climbing, skiing are only a few pastimes visitors
may indulge in. Kyrtyldak Boorsok, and Finally, Kyrgyzstan boasts
a very particular cuisine: Whoever tasted Beshbarmak, Manty ,sipped
Kumys milk, will know "Old Central Asia Hands" once survived.