Kyrgyzstan travel » About Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is a real paradise for people who want to have a rest from civilization. The diversity of the landlocked, mountainous country is the essence of Kyrgyzstan and gives the country its unique identity.
Along with its attractiveness as one of Asia's main tourist destination, it is best known for its
mountains, nomads, horses, felt carpets and fermented milk.
Kyrgyzstan takes up an area of 198,500 square kilometers and is home to 5.2 million people.
More than 93 percent of the country is mountainous and a quarter of it is covered with forests.
Our country boasts breathtaking mountains, picturesque lakes and charming cities and towns that
are full of culture and history. Kyrgyzstan is landlocked and situated on the crossroads
of the Great Silk Road. Kyrgyzstan has 7 regions:
With over 80 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 50 species of fish and about 30 of reptiles and
amphibians, Kyrgyzstan has a rich and diverse wildlife.
Examples include: snow leopards, mountain goats, badgers, bears, camels, eagles, foxes, gophers,
gulls, hawks, horses, lynxes, marmots, martens, porcupines, raven, sheep, Turkmen rats, wolves,
Our people are famous for their great hospitality. Kyrgyz say, that all guest are sent from God.
That is way they are so kind with foreigners. They are always interested in your family, country and
places where you have been. When you come even to a remote yurt in the mountains they will always
treat you with food and drinks. Also Kyrgyz saved all their traditions and their unique nomadic culture.
There is a lot of virgin nature and in general people are careful with it with many efforts being
undertaken to protecting the environment. As a result, you will enjoy our nature that is as
untouched as many centuries ago.