|Kyrgyzstan Som||6,202 million|
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Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country encircled by sumptuous mountains and verdant forests. Although having been under the influence of many emperorships and tribes throughout the history as it was settled at the crossroads of cultural and commercial roads such as the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan succeeds in preserving its historical heritage of many years, as well as its deep-rooted traditions and cultural diversity. When its attractive nature is combined with the traditions, nomad culture and local cuisine, these lands shine out as an ideal destination for those looking for an extraordinary experience.
Take a look at the flights to Kyrgyzstan now to be enthralled by the beauty of sublime Thian Shan Mountains covering 65 percent of the country’s area, as well as the Issyk-Kul Lake, the world’s second largest tarn and visit the city of Osh, one of the most ancient settlements of the Central Asia; start preparing for a magical journey to one of the most interesting destinations.
Turkish Airlines offers regular flights to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Bishkek Manas International Airport (FRU) take nearly five hours.
The most ideal season to visit Kyrgyzstan is the months of spring and autumn. Especially the capital Bishkek may be extremely hot in the summertime due to the continental climate. However, there are a large number of events to overcome the summer heat in the country. Regarded as one of the best trekking places worldwide, Kyrgyzstan welcomes many nature sport lovers, thanks to the mountains and rivers surrounding the country. Trekking tours are held all over the country especially during the months of summer.
Summertime would be an ideal time to visit the country also for the culture fanciers. Yet, many festivals focusing the history and nomad culture of Kyrgyzstan are held in summer, bringing in many fanciers all over the world. Nomad and Horse Games Festival held in July every year is a very popular event in this respect. Kyrgyz Traditions and Ceremonies Festival which takes place also in July stands out as an utterly palatable festival keeping the traditions alive, where the dishes of local cuisine are served. Another large festival in the country is the Bicycle Races held every year in May. A long route covering the glorious mountains of the country is set for this remarkable race held in Arslanbob.
Kyrgyzstan is under the spotlight all seasons by its festivals keeping its culture alive between the natural landscapes of marvelous beauty. It would be recommendable booking flights without delay if you are also planning a trip to these lands.
The capital Bishkek owns an utterly different atmosphere with its dim streets, sumptuous monuments, streets, museums and parks remaining from the Soviet period. Daily life in the capital with a large student population is highly colorful and mobile. Ala-Too Square is the most remarkable must-see spot in the city, regarded as the main square. The icon of the city, Statue of Liberty is situated in this square as well. The square also hosts the significant buildings like Bishkek Museum of History and Parliament Building. Moreover, you may take a peaceful break at the city’s famous park Panfilov; or walk around the local markets Osh Bazaar and Dordoy Bazaar.
Transportation within the capital is generally provided by minibus-like vehicles named marşrutka. There are also options of buses, trolleybuses or cabs. Another alternative would be renting a car to both ease your transport within Bishkek and set a travel plan covering multiple destinations.
The majority of Kyrgyzstan is under protection by its mountainous and verdant nature. Ala Archa National Park in the south of Bishkek is one of the most splendid examples of the country’s natural wonders, where Ala Archa River flows towards Bishkek. Semenova Tian-Shanski Peak, the highest peak in the Kyrgyz Ala-tau range of the Tian Shan with a height of almost five thousand meters is also located here, creating a breathtaking valley extending over 15 kilometers. Archa National Park which is cooler especially during the summer when compared to Bishkek would be an exclusive holiday destination for those wishing to be alone with the nature.
One of the exclusive tourist attractions in the country is the Issyk-Kul Lake located in a tectonic hole between Küngöy Ala-Too Range and Teskey Ala Range in the south. As the world’s second largest mountain lake (tarn), it is one of the most significant must-see spots in Kyrgyzstan with its sandy coasts, rich fish types and salty water. The city of Osh in the southwestern Kyrgyzstan, which was an important stop on the historic Silk Road, has a history dating back to almost 3000 years. This ancient city hosts many artifacts, including but not limited to the Rabat Abdullah Han Mosque remaining from the 16th century, and Asaf İbn Burhiya Shrine from the 12th century. Make sure to also visit Central Imam Serahsi Mosque, the largest mosque in the country, located near the Osh Market.
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