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  • GlobeRovers Rating: 9 / 10
  • Buzz Line: "The Switzerland of Central Asia"
  • Eagle Eye: Among the smallest and less wealthy countries in the world, but blessed with beautiful snow capped mountains, glaciers, jailoos (meadows) with yurts, horses, and sheep. Most of all - lovely people!
  • Hot Spots: Song-kul Lake, Issyk-kul Lake, Karakol village and surrounding mountains, town of Osh, Arslanbob mountain village, and the pleasant capital city Bishkek.
  • The Low-down: Stay with the locals arranged by the CBT (community based tourism) organisation and enjoy life the way the locals do it!

A Kyrgyz boy in front of his family yurts along Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Boys in the town of Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

The people are not well-off and still drive around with their ancient small Russian Lada cars, but smiles are everywhere! KochkorKyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz girl along the shores of Lake Song-kulKyrgyzstan

Dramatic weather near the ancient caravanserai of
Tash Rabat, southern Kyrgyzstan

Tash Rabat is a 15th century stone caravanserai 
in the Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan

Mountain scenery near Tash Rabat, the 15th century stone
 caravanserai in the Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan

A graveyard outside the town of Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

A yurt and horses along Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

A yurts along Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz girl warming up in the morning sun in front of her family 
yurt along the shores of Lake Song-kulKyrgyzstan

A yurt along Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Lonely road along the shores of Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

The dynamic night skies as seen from along the shores of Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

A view of Song-kul Lake from inside a yurt, Kyrgyzstan

Daisy in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

Ephedra equisetina with berries near the village of Bokonbaeva 
on the south side of Yssy-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Common sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) growing near the village of 
Bokonbaeva on the south side of Yssy-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Yurts and horses near Jedi-Ogus, Kyrgyzstan

This 4-year old Kyrgyz girl rides alone on her donkey up the mountain while her mom walks far behind her, village of Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan

Most school kids are quite well dressed for school with many boys wearing shiny 3-piece suits, village of Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan

A wise elderly man, village of Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan

Dressed for school, village of Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan

An elderly farmer outside the village of Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan