Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан, formally the Kyrgyz Republic is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast.
Popular in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek is the capital and the largest city of the Kyrgyz Republic. Bishkek is the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic and sits in the Tien Shan mountain range in the Chui Valley.
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.
Bishkek and the Northwest occupy the northern and northwest parts of Kyrgyzstan, north of the Ferghana Valley and south of Kazakhstan.
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.
Part of the Ferghana Valley lies in Kyrgyzstan. The whole valley, both this part and the parts in other countries, is on the main route of the old Silk Road route between Kashgar and Samarkand.