7 Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan

1. Proud Nomadic Culture

2. Celestial Mountains

3. Clean Lakes

4. Untouched Nature

5. Ski Resorts & Routes

6. Homeland to Snow Leopard

7. World Nomad Games
 

1. Proud Nomadic Culture

1. Proud Nomadic Culture

Kyrgyz Republic has a deep-rooted nomadic heritage. The culture of Kyrgyz people keeps its uniqueness — it is an amazing story starting with customs and traditions, national games, and products of local craftsmen and up to national musical instruments and cuisine. Photo: Ahmet Dogan

2. Celestial Mountains

2. Celestial Mountains

One of the most remarkable features of Kyrgyz Republic is its mountains. Often referred to as "the Switzerland of Central Asia", Kyrgyz Republic is encompassed with peaks of Tien Shan (Celestian Mountains) mountain range, which covers over 80% of the country. Photo: Ahmet Dogan

3. Clean Lakes

3. Clean Lakes

There are more than 2,000 lakes in Kyrgyz Republic. Lake Issyk-Kul in the north-eastern Tien Shan is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca in the Andes. Photo: Ahmet Dogan

4. Untouched Nature

4. Untouched Nature

Kyrgyz Republic is a country of incredible untouched natural beauty with its mountain peaks, thousands of lakes and vast green forests. Photo: Ahmet Dogan

5. Ski Resorts & Routes

5. Ski Resorts & Routes

There are around 25 ski resorts in Kyrgyz Republic. Most of them are small spots around capital city of Bishkek. The large ones, however, lie in the fells of Tien Shan covered with pure snow from November to April and offer something very different from the other resorts of the region. Photo: Ahmet Dogan

6. Homeland to Snow Leopard

6. Homeland to Snow Leopard

Historically, Kyrgyz Republic had one of the densest snow leopard populations in the world. More than 25% of the country's area is suitable for snow leopards. Photo: Sergei Kalachov

7. World Nomad Games

7. World Nomad Games

The country is a founder and a host to the World Nomad Games launched in 2014. The nomadic version of the Olympic Games are aimed at revival and preservation of the historical cultural heritage of the nomadic people’s civilization of the world. Photo: World Nomad Games, S. Dosaliev

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