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20 amazing things to do in Kyrgyzstan

20 amazing things to do in Kyrgyzstan. You cannot miss these outstanding tourist attractions when you visit the almost forgotten country in Inner Asia. Looking for other points of interest in Kyrgyzstan - this travel guide will tell you. Click fo more.

from Uncornered Market

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

How to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.


Samarkand, Uzbekistan | The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study.

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9 reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan and photos to prove it

9 reasons to visit the Central Asia country of Kyrgyzstan - and the photos to prove it!


Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki.


The Holy Ascension Cathedral or Zenkov Cathedral  |  Almaty, Kazakhstan (Central Asia) from Maxim Zolotukhin Photo


The Silk Road by Retlaw Snellac, via Flickr / The old walled city of Khiva, in western Uzbekistan, was once the capital of the kingdom of Khorezm, near the Aral Sea. It grew rich on the Silk Road trade carried across Central Asia's deserts. Now it is a remarkable open-air museum of history and architecture.