Adventure on the Great Pamir in Tajikistan Pamir TRAVEL

Central Asia - Kyrgizstan

Kyrgystan's landscape of high, forested mountains and lush, grassy steppes attracted Silk Road travellers thankful for the region's cool climate, sparkling lakes and green valleys after the perilous, exhausting and arduous desert crossings. It was this location on the main Silk Road that has bequeathed Kyrgyzstan with the ruins of entire cities, trading towns
and caravan sites of the Turks, Kyrgyz, Sogdians and other ancient travellers, as well as places linked to the spread of the Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim religions.
In addition to Silk Road sites, tourists are attracted to the country's stunning natural beauty. White-water rafting, pony trekking, mountain hiking and even heli-skiing are all on offer for today's adventurous and intrepid traveller. Others experience a truly unique cultural holiday by enjoying the hospitality of one of Kyrgyzstan's many authentic nomad families still living in felt yurts out on the steppes and happy to accept guests.
What to See
  • Issyk-Kul Lake, one of the world's largest bodies of fresh water, and the surrounding region are located just across the border from China and saw much Silk Road activity with several old caravan crossroads nearby. traces of cities, temples and other structures abound.
  • The Talas-Chi Corridor runs for 377 kilometres and boasts many individual Silk Road attractions. Archaeological expeditions have turned up traces of more than half a dozen civilizations, as well as ruins of towns, temples, caravanserais and mausoleums all built before the 15th century.
  • The Naryn Region, named for south-central city, contains the ruins of the town of At-Bashi dating from the 8th to 14th centuries. In a nearby valley is the 31-room Tash Rabat caravanserai, probably first built in the 10th century and now restored, where caravans sought shelter from the dangers of the road.
  • The Rock Paintings of Saimalu Tash were created by adherents of the Tengrian religion in their ancient sanctuary high in the Fergana mountain range. There are an estimated 100, 000 ritual paintings depicting both the spiritual and earthly concerns of the devotees.
  • The Fergana-Talas Region is another stretch of Kyrgyzstan which played an important role along the old trade route. Ruins and other historical monuments remain. Near the village of Aravan are paintings dating from the 2nd century BC of the legendary"Celestial Horses" coveted by the Chinese.
How to Get There
Bishkek's international airport has flights to Moscow, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Tashkent and Almaty and the capital is the best base for tourists visiting Kyrgyzstan There is rail transport from Bishkek to Lake Issyk-Kul and Tashkent Air transport is available from the capital to Osh for the Fergana-Talas Corridor and to Naryn for that region's attrac tions and for the Saimalu Tash rock paintings.
Where to Stay

In Bishkek there are a total of 16 hotels for 2, 774 guests, including a four star establishment for 400 guests and which also features a conference hall There are a number of hotels of varying categories in cities like Osh, Chui, Cholpon-Ata (near Lake Issyk-Kul) and Naryn.

Other Important Sites
  • Historical Museum of Bishkek
  • Tomb of Manas
  • Takhti-Sulaiman Mountains
  • Uzgen Mausoleum
  • Historical Museum of Osh
The Republic of KYRGHYZTAN

The Republic of KYRGHYZTAN occupying over 198500 sq. km, is the small mountain country in the center of the Asia continent. Mountain occupy 90% of the territory, high mountains take up over two thirds - 70% of the territory and valleys - 10%. The south-eastern part of the country is located in the region of Karakorum highway and north - western China, where the main stream of tourists comes to Kyrghyztan, futher to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan. This location predeter - mined historically its great geopolitical importence on the major transasian lines of communication between the Central Asia and the China. Kyrghyztan borders on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China.


Geographically Kyrghyztan is one of most picturesque regions of the Central Asia.


Climat of Kyrghyztan is sharp continental.


Kyrghyztan is a multinational state. There are over 4. 5 million inhabitans in Kyrghyztan today. Kyrghyz make 60%, Russia - 20%, Uzbek - 14%, other nationalities (over 45) - 6%.


Kyrghyztan, the official landuage of the country, belongs to the TURK group. Russan remains the language of the interethnic communication.


Multinationality of the state determines a divirsity of religions. The main ones are Islam & Christianity.


The city of BISHKEK with the population of 700 thousands is the capital of Kyrghyztan. According to ancient Chinese and Arabian geographers in IV-VII centuries on the territory of the modern Bishkek there was a commercial town-fortress Dzhul. which appeared on the caravan Great Silk Road from China to Central Asia and to Europa. In 1825 there was built a fortress Pishkek, around which there a settlement grew. It is an indusrial, scientific center with versatile cultural life.


Copyright © 2004-2012 PAMIR TRAVEL
Made by: MabigaTeam

eXTReMe Tracker
Home Contact us