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



Near Kochkor : on the way to Köl Ülök by horse



Near Kochkor, yurts in the jailoos


Köl Ülök

Near Kochkor : Köl Ülök


kyrgyz mountains

Near Kochkor further up in the mountains


kyrgyz goats




Our hosts' kids



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


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