Historical events

For you to be acquainted with the history of Kyrgyzstan we have prepared a short introduction you are recommended to get to know. First we should say that everything in the life of the ancient Kyrgyz was going throughout generations and first mentioning was made in the Chinese notes. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that the Kyrgyz didn't create buildings and castles as they cared nature of the country. That is why they were living in the yurts made of no metal or nails. For you to take a car rent service to travel in Kyrgyzstan with pleasure please listen to the following:

Prehistory (1 million years ago - 1 000 BC). The period of 1 million years ago - 1 000 BC is known as the prehistory and identifies the time of the development of art and cultural life of the Kyrgyz people. For you to immerse in history we recommend to visit the Rock Art Gallery in Cholpon Ata. This gallery is visited by all who start tours in the country with a desire to make a witness of the petroglyphs and about 2000 images of animals, everyday activities.

Ancient History (1 000 BC - 300 AD). Ancient History is the period of 1 000 BC - 300 AD reveals us the time of the first information being given by the Chinese historians about the Kyrgyz people. First in the course of a tour you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you should know that in 201 BC the historian Sima Tan in the chronicle "Historical notes" identified the Kyrgyz as one of the tribes trying to conquer the Hunnu. Then in the other Chinese chronicle Han-shu given in the 1st century BC by Ban Gu we witness the identification of the state of the Kyrgyz people in the east of modern Turkestan.

Turkic Era (500-1200). The period of 500-1200 is known as the Turkic Era and it is described as the period of people starting to migrate to the territory of the modern Kyrgyzstan which we know now. In the course of a tour you will find out that the ancient people were living at the territory of the Altai mountains long time ago and due to it there was the creation of the states. In the course of travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can find out that the first mentioning is going from the Chinese notes. In the 7th century there was the establishment of the Kyrgyz Kaganate, in the 9-10th centuries the people were widening their territory - from the Irtysh River in the west to the Big Khingan range in the east, from the Angara and Selenga Rivers in the north to the Gobi Desert in the south.

The Mongol Rule (1200-1400). The Mongol rule is identified as the time of 1200-1400. In the course of a tour it is possible to find out that the 13th century was one of the saddest and tragic periods in the life of the people. It was the time when Genghiz Khan came and destroyed the developed Turkic culture. Starting to travel in Central Asia he was taking the people and territories. In the 12-15th centuries the people started to adopt the religion Islam but still in the 19th and 21st centuries we can witness shamanistic views.

Kyrgyz consolidation (1400-1800).  Kyrgyz consolidation is the period of 1400-1800. This is the time when the Kyrgyz people were changing their homes and were making a sort of a tour to the territory of the country where you are travelling now. The period of 15-19th centuries is known for the Kyrgyz not having the statehood. Later they were trying to create the only tribe with one head, but in the result there was the creation of various tribes with a tribal system.

Russian Colonization (1770-1917). The period of 1770-1917 is the time of the Russian Colonization. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you are free to find out that the Kyrgyz people were the part of the Russian Empire. It is the time when the north of the country was suffering from threats - from south parts of the country along with China, Kokand and Kazakhs. The north asked help and annexation of the country by Russia. The south was taken by force. This period marked the development of the agricultural life and economy.

Soviet Rule (1917-1991). The period of 1917-1991 is known as the Soviet Rule. Before you start to travel in Kyrgyzstan we would like to identify main ideas of that period. In the course of time, in 1917 the Bolsheviks came and destroyed the developed cultural life of the country being the part of the Russian Empire. They were claiming the absence of exploitation, support and political/economical stability. After that the Russian Empire was taken to ash. In the result there was the development of economy, education, culture, art, cinema, and so on. But any way the problem of the country was seen in the prohibition to have any faith, which le to massive  murders of innocents.

Independent Kyrgyzstan (since 1991). Independent Kyrgyzstan started its existence in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can witness things identifying the independent country - flag, emblem and anthem. Travel in Kyrgyzstan and notice that in 1992 the country was enlisted as the member of UN. Then in 1993 the country adopted the Constitution.

The problem was seen in the first instability and sort of collapse. The country was named as the "country of instability". In 2005 and 2010 there were revolutions when people asked for the president to leave the post. Both events ended tragically. It was not recommended to travel in Kyrgyzstan.

Now the situation is stable and pleasant. You are free to travel on rented car to any part of the country and enjoy the views and the beauty of places.