Issyk Kul & the Tian Shan
The shimmering Lake Issyk-Kul and the towering Tian Shan Mountains are two of the biggest draws for travelers in Kyrgyzstan, and they dominate the eastern portion of the country.
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Karakol is a city in Kyrgyzstan on the east of Lake Issyk Kul. Karakol is a true gem in the rough, just awaiting a master jeweler to polish her up.
In Issyk Kul & the Tian Shan
Issyk Kul is a lake in Kyrgyzstan. The name refers both to the lake and the oblast containing the lake.
Kochkor is a town in Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul and the Tian Shan region. Kochkor has recently built a new taxi stand / bus station on the main road.
Balykchy is a city at Issyk Kul. Balykchy is the gateway to Issyk Kul. It sits on the western bank of the lake.
Song Kul is a high alpine lake in the Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk kul.
Naryn is a city in southeastern Kyrgyzstan, high in the Tian Shan Mountains. The population is 52,300 people and is largely residential.
Tash Rabat is a well-known caravanserai in southeastern Kyrgyzstan, near the Torugart Pass.