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12 things you probably didn?t know about Kyrgyzstan

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12 things you probably didn?t know about Kyrgyzstan




This mountainous nation in Central Asia is full of surprises
The post 12 things you probably didn’t know about Kyrgyzstan appeared first on Young Adventuress.

As we evolve into a more digital age, where information is shared in the blink of an eye, the mysteriousness of destinations around the world begins to shrink.
We plan our trips on blogs and get inspired on Instagram, and we often know quite a bit about a place before we ever step foot off the plane there. The more I travel the world, the harder it is I have found to be completely surprised anymore; that initial joy of “wow, I wasn’t expecting that” is much less frequent, the more stamps I collect in my passport.
When I hopped off the plane in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, I knew I was in for a lot of surprises.
While I did some planning and research before I flew halfway around the world to Central Asia, I avoided looking at visual sites and limited my serious planner side, hoping to be surprised.
And guys, surprised I was!

If I had to hanker a guess, I would say most of you guys don’t know anything about Kyrgyzstan, from where it’s located to how to spell it to what’s famous for, Kyrgyzstan has definitely been flying under the radar for international travelers for years.
But not anymore. With a strategic goal of boosting tourism, and knowing they’ve got a lot to offer, Kyrgyzstan is working hard to get the attention it deserves.

25 photos that will inspire you to visit Kyrgyzstan
While I didn’t know much about this stunning country, I certainly left two weeks later almost overwhelmed with things I learned and with a newfound love for this amazing land and people.
Bottled down, here are 12 things you probably didn’t know about Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy!

1. There are some huge mountains
More than 90% of Kyrgyzstan is covered in mountains. There are even three 7,000 meter peaks here. So if you are a mountain fiend like I am, well this is the place for you.
They are fairly accessible if you’re willing to walk or ride. It’s really cheap to hire guides and porters and horses to head into the hills, and trust me, it’ll be the highlight of your trip.

2. And also a ton of lakes
There are about 2000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan, most of them small mountain lakes.In Kyrgyz, the word for lake is ?kul? something you’ll see a lot.
LakeIssyk-Kul is where we spent most of our time on the trip. It’s the region with some of the best infrastructure and tourism development, and the huge lake there is magical. It’s the second largest mountain lake in the world, 182 kilometers long and up to 60 kilometers wide. It’s a whopper.
But what makes Issyk-Kul really awesome is that it’s warm and never freezes. In fact, it’s a bit salty. Even more random, the Black Plague is thought to have originated here.

3. It is the definition of a cultural melting pot
One of the biggest surprises for me in Kyrgyzstan is the wide...


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