Photos from Kyrgyzstan (Page 2)


The east of the country's major attraction is the beautiful lake Issyk-Kul, in the Tian Shan mountain range (second largest mountain lake in the world). More of the wonderful mountain scenery of Kyrgyzstan can be enjoyed on foot or on horseback, while sleeping in yurts and discovering the traditional way of life of the Kyrgyz people. The pleasant small town of Karakol is a great starting points for hiking. It is also the home of a Dungan community (descendants of Hui people who migrated from Northwestern China to the region in the 1870s).

see also page 1 : the south and Bishkek

 

lake Issyk-Kul

Tamchy : lake Issyk-Kul

 

Altyn Arashan

Near Karakol : Altyn Arashan valley

 

Karakol mosque

Karakol : small mosque

 

Karakol russian orthodox cathedral

Karakol : the russian orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

Dugan mosque karakol

Karakol : the chinese style mosque of the Dugan community

 

Kochkor

Near Kochkor : on the way to Köl Ülök by horse

 

jailoos

Near Kochkor, yurts in the jailoos

 

Köl Ülök

Near Kochkor : Köl Ülök

 

kyrgyz mountains

Near Kochkor further up in the mountains

 

kyrgyz goats

Sentinels

 

yourte

Our hosts' kids

 

yurt

The boss in his yurt

 

kyrgyzstan horse riding

Returning in the warm evening light

 

see also page 1 : the south and Bishkek

 


 

Kyrgyzstan was part of the 2005 trip

read about the trip
banknotes / billets de banque
travel story : life in the Jailoos

 

from :
Uzbekistan
to :Kazakhstan

 

 
 

 


 

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