Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан, formally the Kyrgyz Republic is a country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders to the north, to the west, to the southwest and to the southeast.

occupy the northern and northwest parts of , north of the Ferghana Valley and south of .

Part of the lies in . The whole valley, both this part and the parts in other countries, is on the main route of the old Silk Road route between and .

The shimmering Lake Issyk-Kul and the towering Tian Shan Mountains are two of the biggest draws for travelers in , and they dominate the eastern portion of the country.

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