Central Asia, with its rugged terrain and colder temperatures, is a landscape worth visiting. From snowcapped views to stunning Asian architecture, Central Asia’s Kyrgyzstan serves for a great vacation. From markets to mountains, snows to beautiful springs, it has it all. So what are some of the top things to do in Kyrgyzstan? Here’s a list:
1. Explore The Merzbacher Lake
Take a multi-day trek to reach this remort lake in The Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. A look at the stunning glacial lake of Merzbacher and you know why the trek is worth it. You can also witness the spectacular sight of icebergs floating in the lake here.
2. Visit The Ala Archa Canyon
Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan is home to some of the most picturesque views in the world. If you want to witness the beauty first hand, visit the Ala Archa Canyon to see alpine meadows, sweet flowing streams, and majestic snow-tipped mountains. You can even enjoy rock climbing or skiing here.
3. Dungan Mosque
This mosque is like no other. Its architecture is unique in that it’s built without a single nail. Yes, you heard it right! This Chinese styled mosque in Kyrgyzstan located on the shore of Issyk Kul Lake is an architectural wonder like no other. Its interlocking wooden planks lend it a unique aesthetic that goes along beautifully with its Chinese architecture.
4. View The Burana Tower
Imagine visiting a tower straight from the 10th century. Yes! The Burana Tower, formerly a Minaret, gives you a glimpse of 10th-century Balasagun. While the minar itself is still a towering structure, it has weathered many an earthquake and its fascinating how it still stands after all these centuries. So visit this and give yourself a sneak peek into the history in Kyrgyzstan.
5. Go Sci-Fi With Muzey Sulayman Too
A sacred monument and a sci-fi architecture. Now that’s a crossover straight out of a movie. At Kyrgyzstan’s Muzey Sulayman Too, you get to view this Soviet Era marvel live. So head here, and see the Buddhist artifacts
6. Shop Till You Drop At Osh Market
Wondering where to pick some souvenirs to take back home after your trip to Bishkek? Then, Osh Market, it is. This bustling market is a tightly-knit bazaar. It is one of Central Asia’s largest markets and houses everything you can think of. So expect a lot of local folks as well as tourists bargaining here. So get your bargaining hat on and shop away!
7. Enjoy The Bishkek Circus
A view from outside will probably give you the impression that this is some sci-fi museum. The Bishkek Circus’ structure closely resembles a UFO. However, step in, and you will be treated to some exceptional acrobats and stunts. Bringing in Circus Act’s from across the world bur USSR particularly, the acts here beautifully amalgamate humor and magic.
8. Explore Arslanbob’s Ethereal Beauty
Walkthrough the Walnut forests in this Uzbek ethnic village of Arslanbob. Head up to the resort and you can enjoy some great adventure activities here. From skiing to summer hiking, this village is a picture-perfect location to spend your vacation at and enjoy some scenic beauties