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Cities and places in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan cities. History and pictures of all interesting Kyrgyzstan cities

Arslan Bob Arslanbob
In the Jalal-Abad region of Southern Kyrgyzstan lie the walnut groves of Arslanbob. Arslanbob is said to be named after an 11th century hero who met his death nearby - betrayed by his wife to his enemies. His footprints, handprints and bloodstains are said to be still visible at the spot. There is another account which tells of a modest, earnest, and hardworking man charged by the prophet Muhammed with finding a beautiful and comfortable place ...
Bishkek city. Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, cannot claim to be one of the major cities of the world, like London, Paris or New York. It is, however, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan and does have a number of important and interesting buildings, monuments, parks, museums, galleries, theatres and other places worth seeing or visiting. This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide to the city but simply a brief introduction to the city and its history ...
Chalpon Ata Cholpon Ata
Chalpon Ata is the largest town (village) on the Northern shore of the lake, at its mid-point, some 250 kilometers from Bishkek. Summer always sees large numbers of travelers descend for a stay in one of the nearby health spas or resorts (Chalpon Ata boasts one of the two Presidential residences on the lake), and Soviet athletes used to arrive for training at altitude ...
Jalal-Abad Jalal-Abad
It is the administrative, economic and cultural center of Jalal-Abad oblast (province). It lies in the south of the Kugart valley, and among the foothills of the Babash Ata mountains to the North. The climate is noted for dry, hot summers, warm and sunny autumns with rare rainbursts, and warm winters with high humidity. The region is the agricultural center of...
Irkeshtam city. Kyrgyzstan Irkeshtam
Osh is an ancient town on the Great Silk Road, and celebrated its 3000 year anniversary recently. The architecture of the town is completely different from that of Bishkek, as there are far fewer Soviet buildings, and most houses are small handmade buildings, mainly in the Uzbek style with wooden ornamentation. The only element the city has in common with Bishkek are the tree-lined boulevards and parks....
Karakol city. Kyrgyzstan Karakol
Karakol lies at the Eastern end of Lake Issyk Kul. The largest town and the administrative center of the Issyk Kul oblast (Province), the town was founded by Russian settlers in 1869. The name translates as "black lake" ...
Kara-Suu village. Kyrgyzstan Kara-Suu
The village of Kara-Suu is 600km from Bishkek on the upper reaches of the Kara-Suu River, 1300m above sea level. The village is 70km from Kerben and 210km from Jalalabat. A distinguishing feature of the area is the variety and multitude of flora and fauna. The Kara-Suu River flows from the southern part of the At-Oynok mountain range and joins the river Naryn at the town of Tash-Komur...
Kochkor village Kochkor village
Most people used to simply pass through Kochkor (or Kochkorka, as it used to be known in Russian), on their way to, or from, Torugart Pass and the Chinese border. These days, more people are stopping and spending a little time in the region ...
Naryn town. Kyrgyzstan Narin
Naryn is a town with a long, thin shape which straddles the fast flowing Naryn River and is set between high, steep cliffs. It still houses an army base and headquarters for the customs post at Torugart - and so camping on the hills overlooking the town is forbidden. Naryn is known mainly as a stopping point for travellers on the way to/from Kashgar, and unfortunately many guidebooks published in the West are not very complimentary about the town...
Osh city. Kyrgyzstan Osh
Osh is an ancient town on the Great Silk Road, and celebrated its 3000 year anniversary recently. The architecture of the town is completely different from that of Bishkek, as there are far fewer Soviet buildings, and most houses are small, handmade buildings, mainly in the Uzbek style with wooden ornamentation. The only element the city has in common with Bishkek are the tree-lined boulevards and parks...
Saimalu Tash Saimalu Tash (Saymaluu-Tash)
Hidden away at over 3000 meters in the Ferghana range, 100km northwest of Djalal Abad near the Kurgat Pass is the remote plateau of Sailamu-Tash. The name means "Patterned stone" and refers to the gallery of thousands of stone paintings here- petroglyphs which are littered around the landscape...
Sheker village. Kyrgyzstan Sheker
This village, close to the Uzbek border, is famous as the birthplace of Chinghiz Aitmatov. Aimatov is a famous Kyrgyz author, probably the only native Central Asian author to obtain international renown. His works have been translated into English and other European languages. (It is actually claimed that he has been translated into more than one hundred languages, with a total circulation of 90 million copies) ...
Tash-Rabat complex. Kyrgyzstan Tash-Rabat complex
The Tash-Rabat complex is a historical and cultural area, including two of the oldest memorials: the caravanserai at Tash-Rabat and the site of the ancient settlements of Koshoi-Korgon. Caravanserai Tash-Rabat is one of few well preserved memorials from the Middle Ages. It is situated at an altitude of more than 3000m above sea level in the picturesque canyon of Kara-Kuiun, 60km from At-Bashi village and 90 km from Naryn...
Talas town. Kyrgyzstan Talas
Talas is a little known town in a valley of the same name. It is cut off from the rest of Kyrgyzstan by massive mountain ranges and the "easiest" route is via Kazakhstan - involving the need for a transit visa. It is, however, possible to reach the valley by following the Tuu Ashuu pass and then turning North off the main Bishkek-Osh road after skirting the Suusamir Plain ...
Saymaluu-Tash Uzgen
Uzgen is only one and a half hours drive from Osh (north) and one of the most important towns of the former Karakhanid Khanate. Important sights are a minaret of the same architecture as the Burana tower, and three mausoleums, which have been combined into one single building.






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