Kyrgyzstan is one of the best destinations in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is visited by many tourists from different parts of the world. Kyrgyzstan has a lot of beautiful mountains. Kyrgyzstan is a country of magnificent nature, nomadic culture and hospitable people.
Kyrgyzstan occupies an area of about 198,5 square kilometers. The population of Kyrgyzstan makes more than 5 million people. More than 93% of the country is mountainous quarter of which is covered by forests. Our country boasts with its amazing mountains, beautiful lakes and pleasing towns and villages, which is full of culture and history. Kyrgyzstan is positioned on the Silk Road.
Kyrgyzstan has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Fauna counts 80 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 50 species of fish and about 30 different species of reptiles. The argali, snow leopard, bears, badgers, camels, eagles, foxes, hawks, marmots, wolves and yaks are the local exotic animals.
People of Kyrgyzstan
If we could describe the main feature of culture of the people in Kyrgyzstan that would be hospitality and friendliness. Kyrgyz people say that all guests sent by God. That can explain why they are so friendly to strangers. You can always hear them asking: «where you are from?», «what is about your family?», as well as "what places which you have already visited?" If you go even to a yurt somewhere far away, then the owners will always be happy to suggest you food and tea. Kyrgyz people follow all their prehistoric traditions and customs of the nomads.
People respect the nature. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan you will be able to enjoy our nature, which preserved its pristine form.
The capital of Kyrgyzstan is a city named Bishkek since 1878. Bishkek is a young city counting only 135 years. Due to beautiful parks and boulevards it is one of the greenest cities in Central Asia.
Kyrgyzstan received its independence on Aug. 31, 1991 withdrawing from the USSR, now the Kyrgyz people annually celebrate this day as a national holiday i.e. Independence Day.
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