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Kyrgyzstan is situated in the very middle of the Eurasian continent.

What Kyrgyzstan lacks in gracious buildings and fancy cakes, it more than makes up for with nomadic traditions such as laid-back hospitality, a healthy distrust of authority and a fondness for drinking fermented mare's milk. Many travellers find Kyrgyzstan the most appealing, accessible and welcoming of the Central Asian republics, particularly as it contains the central Tian Shan and Pamir Alay ranges, Central Asia's finest mountains.

Capital City of Kyrgyzstan : Bishkek

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  Hyatt Regency Hotel Kyrgyzstan ***** , Sovietskaya 191, Bishkek 720011, Kyrgyzstan
located in the heart of the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, in the foothills of the Tien-Shan Mountains, along the ancient trading route of the Great Silk Road. The hotel is conveniently situated in Bishkek's business and government district and the central cultural area of Bishkek.
Only a 35-minute drive from Manas International Airport, Hyatt Regency Bishkek is within 15 minutes by car of anywhere you want to be in the city.

  Pinara Hotel Bishkek Kyrgyzstan ****, 720044, Prospect Mira 93, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Located in a quiet area of Bishkek (the country's capital). Beautiful surroundings include picturesque views of the snow capped peaks of the Tian Shan mountains and the city's wide tree-lined avenues.
  Silk Road Lodge Bishkek Kyrgyzstan ***, Abdumomunova Street, no. 229, Bishkek 720033, Kyrgyzstan
The Silk Road Lodge is a luxurious new full-facility hotel, built in 2000, located in the heart of Bishkek next to the Central Park, only a few minutes walk from the White House and many of Bishkek's best restaurants.
  Issyk-Kul Hotel Bishkek Kyrgyzstan ***, 301 Mira avenue, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Located On The Edge Of Kyrgyzstan Capital - Bishkek - In Ecologically Clean Place At The Bottom Of The Great Tyan-shan Mountain. At The Same Place The Most Beautiful Avenue Takes Its Origin. In The Neighbourhood With Issuk Kul Hotel There Are Architectural Complex Manas Ayily The Recreation Centre Flamingo And Also The Zoo With Amazing Animals.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators   -   dependable tour guide and sighseeing tours
Providing a natural barrier between the oasises of the Taklamakan desert and the Central Asian civilisations, the mountaineous terrain of todays Kyrgyzstan, the Celestial Mountains of the Tian Shan, have always been one of the greatest challenges along the Silk Road.
Kyrgyzstan is probably the most westernised conglomerate of nationalities amongst the Central Asian countries. With a strong semi-nomadic heritage the country boasts fascinating customs amongst its friendly and hospitable people and tremendous trekking and climbing options in the mountain ranges of the Tian Shan and the Pamir Alay.
  Intrepid Travel
  Worlds Apart Travel
'Once known as the Switzerland of the Soviet Union. At over 7,000 metres the relatively unknown peaks of Tien Shan mountains tower over the Alps and are virtually untrekked despite stunning mountainscapes, nomadic peoples and valleys carpeted in wild flowers. One of the World's undiscovered gems.'

  Agava   -   heli ski in Kyrgyzstan
  AKC Kyrgyz Concept
  IMC Pamir 
  Central Asian Tourism Corporation
  Celestial Mountains
  Horizon Travel
  Shepherd`s Way Trekking 
  Tien Shan Travel   -   also for heli skiing

Travel Guides Kyrgyz Republic / Related books

Kyrgyzstan is bordering China (east), Kazakhstan (north and west), Uzbekistan (southwest), and Tadjikistan (southwest and south).

Kyrgyzstan (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841622214 Kyrgyzstan (Bradt Travel Guide)
Laurence Mitchell 
Following the break-up of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan soon earned a reputation as the most hospitable and least repressive of the newly emerged central Asian republics. Unlike some of its neighbours, it has actively encouraged foreign tourism and has pursued a policy of supporting community projects with an emphasis on adventure tourism. The Bradt guide details all the services and experiences the country offers including trekking, mountaineering, horseriding and wildlife-watching. Historical sites, cultural activities and background on the Kyrgystan people are all covered by this definitive guide.
Paperback: 320 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (15 Dec 2007); ISBN-10: 1841622214; ISBN-13: 978-1841622217.

Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
Jessica Jacobson (Author)
The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings. Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture. In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan. She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike.These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
Paperback: 216 pages; Publisher: (10 Oct 2008); ISBN-10: 0595526861; ISBN-13: 978-0595526864.

Transportation / How do I travel to Kyrgyzstan

  Bishkek Airport [ FRU ]   -   30 km north of the capital

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Kyrgyzstan - A Climber's Map & Guide - ISBN 1933056002  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Flights Kygyzstan

Another common way to enter the country is to fly into neighboring Almaty, Kazakhstan, and then take a three-hour car or bus ride to Bishkek.

Buses are available in and between most large cities.

Kyrgyzstan: A Climber's Map & Guide
Garth Willis (Author), Martin Gamache (Illustrator)
Map: 2 pages; Publisher: American Alpine Club (Jun 2006); ISBN-10: 1933056002; ISBN-13: 978-1933056005.

  Map Kyrgyztan [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Kyrgyz Republic   -   Land of the Tien Shan   -   Oasis on the Great Silk Road

  Bishkek Shaary   -   Capital City of Kyrgyztan

  Chuy Oblasty (Bishkek)
  Jalal-Abad Oblasty
  Naryn Oblasty
  Osh Oblasty
  Talas Oblasty
  Ysyk-Kol Oblasty (Karakol)  -  tour skiing
Norus Skiresort
  Ak-Sai Gorg  -  tourskiing
  Lake Issyk-Kul
  Tien Shan mountains
  Norus   -   largest and well known ski-resort in the region  -  30 km from Bisjkek. Mountain skiing, snowboarding,
  Osh [ daily market ]
  Ski resorts   -   relatively small and access by 'jeep roads'
Oru-Sai,  Kashka-Suu, Lenina,  Politek,  Kizil-Beles

Cuisine   -   Kyrgyzstan recipes

  Cuisine of Kyrgyzstan
Traditional Kyrgyz food revolves around mutton and horse meat, as well as various milk products....

  Friends of Kyrgyzstan   -   food, recipes
If you are invited to a Kyrgyz party be prepared to spend several hours, eating, drinking, singing and dancing. As guests enter the party they are seated in a particular place depending on their gender and age...

  Kyrgyzstanian Cuisine - CookbookWiki

History of Kyrgyzstan

Former Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic.

Independence: 31 August 1991 from Soviet Union

  Kyrgyzstan's History   -   Wikipedia

Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Island of Democracy (Post-communist States & Nations) 
John Anderson
Born out of the collapse of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan has been notable for its struggle to develop a pluralist polity and free market, an attempt that distinguishes it from some of its more authoritarian neighbors. This volume introduces students and businessmen to this most attractive of republics, offering an overview of its history, politics, economic development, and place in the international community. In particular, it focuses on the problematic nature of political development, with democratic and pluralist impulses struggling to survive against the dominance of more traditional forms of governance.
Hardcover 107 pages (March 22, 1999);  Publisher: Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 905702389X

Music, Art & Culture, Events

Cultural performances [ many equestrian events ] are among the main attractions of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  Music of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstani music is nomadic and rural, and is closely related to Turkmen and Kazakh folk forms.

  Culture of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan - the Music of Kyrgyzstan 
Audio CD (January 17, 2000);  Number of Discs:1;  Label: Buda;  ASIN: B00000AZ6F 

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