October 19, 2014

The Best Tourist Spots to Visit While Travelling in Kyrgyzstan

2013-03-16_150916Kyrgyzstan is a little Central Asian country packed with personality and tourism potential.  Located west of China and south of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan holds one of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges, the Tien Shan Mountains.  Travelers looking for a completely new experience can find just that in Kyrgyzstan.  The Tien Shan “Celestial” Mountains cover most of the country and provide a one-of-a-kind setting for travelers to explore and enjoy.  Kyrgyzstan tour packages are available for travelers with all kinds of different tastes.  Here are a few destinations to consider when travelling in Kyrgyzstan.

R&R TOURS IN KYRGYZSTAN

grazed-and-protected-walnut-forests-in-kyrgyzstanFor a Kyrgyzstan tour package that leaves you relaxed and stress-free, take a tour around Lake Issyk Kul.  Lake Issyk Kul is one of the most popular Kyrgyzstan tourist spots because of its exceptional beauty, variety of resorts, and available water sports and activities.  The lake is surrounded by green mountainsides sporting snowcaps that provide a stunning backdrop for this brilliant blue lake set in the Tien Shan Mountains.

ACTIVE TOURISM IN KYRGYZSTAN

For those travelling in Kyrgyzstan that are looking for a more active vacation, a must-see destination is the Ala Archa National Park.  The beauty of this park is often compared with that of the Swiss Alps. Ala Archa contains 20 glaciers, 50+ mountain peaks, springs, 2 rivers, and waterfalls.  Trekkers and climbers can tackle various trails ranging from easy to challenging throughout the park.  The Ak Sai Glacier within the park is an especially popular img_8646destination for alpinists.

SIGHTSEEING KYRGYZSTAN TOURS

People taking tours to Kyrgyzstan that are interested in sightseeing can visit 2 Kyrgyzstan tourist spots in the south.  First, visit the world’s largest naturally growing walnut forests in Arslanbob.  These forests produce 1,500 tons of walnuts each year.  Secondly, visit the sacred Mount Suleiman Too that stands 175 meters above the city of Osh.   On the mountain you’ll find medieval bath remains, 2 mosques from the 16th century, a museum, petroglyphs, a mausoleum from the 18th century, and 7 caves.

ADVENTURE IN KYRGYZSTAN

For a little extra adrenaline rush in a Kyrgyzstan tour package, try some white water rafting in108296111_medium_f22142 Kyrgyzstan’s tumultuous alpine rivers that are becoming more and more popular with travelers.  The Chu, Chong Kemin, Kekemeren, and Naryn Rivers are all excellent white water destinations that contain class 2-5 rapids for people that want to add some spice to their Kyrgyzstan travels.

Tourism in Kyrgyzstan has a lot of offer the discerning traveler.  Not only does it have some great tourist hotspots, but entry into the country is now much easier and cheaper.  To promote tourism in Kyrgyzstan the country has recently gone visa free for citizens of 44 countries including the USA, Canada, and most of the European Union. Movement throughout the country is not restrictive at all and the people of Kyrgyzstan are genuine and friendly.  All in all, Kyrgyzstan is a goldmine of opportunities for travelers looking for a fresh, exciting vacation spot.

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