Kyrgyzstan is an Asian country that occupies a central part of the Asian continent. It is landlocked, but the lack of access to the coastal region is over-looked by its wide varieties of its natural beauties and unbeatable scenery of its mountainous regions that gives the country the best tourism advantages. Kyrgyzstan neighbors China to the southeast. It was a territory of Russia but in 1991, it became an independent republic.
There are many ways of getting into Kyrgyzstan. The main international airport in Kyrgyzstan is the Bishkek Manas Airport. It is located at the northern side of the capital city. The international destinations that are connected to Kyrgyzstan by this airport are Dubai, London, Moscow, and Istanbul. After arriving at the airport, visitors can board a taxi to reach the city. If you are situated in Moscow, you can board a train to reach Bishkek in Tajikistan, but be warned that passengers are not allowed to carry fuel cans with them.
Using road transport can be enjoyable since it enables travelers to have the direct view of the surrounding natural environment of Kyrgyzstan. Routes to take when travelling by a personal car are: Almaty in Kazakhstan to Bishkek; Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Tajikistan to Osh in Kyrgyzstan; and Irkeshtam in China to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. You can opt to take a bus ride from Kashgar to Osh or from Almaty to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.
Visiting and touring Kyrgyzstan can take a couple of days or weeks so you have to start arranging for your night spending in this country. There are two options for accommodation facilities: the rented flats and the camping tents known as the yurta. The flats range from the luxurious to the fine, affordable ones. Camping tents in Bishkek are a lot cheaper to spend your nights. A night can cost as low as only three US Dollars. These tents are made of wool and are used by nomadic communities of Kyrgyzstan.
If you are thinking of the food you would be eating in Kyrgyzstan, beware that all dishes have soup and meat. The diet originates from the survival dieting tactics of nomads of the country. However, some of the restaurants are Chinese-owned, and they offer vegetarian food that can be favorable to all vegetarians.
The fun sites to visit in Kyrgyzstan are: the Tien Shan mountain ranges, the highest mountain of Jengish Chokusu, mountain lake of Issyk Kul at the Tian Shan Mountains, the historic Burana Tower, and the national park of Ala Archa. Enjoy hiking and mountain climbing at the mountain ranges of Tien Shan. The Issyk Kul Lake is a famous place to enjoy summer water sports like swimming, sailing and sun bathing at its banks. Visit the Dordoi Bazaar market to shop for reliable Chinese products, and its located the northern side of the capital city of Bishkek. You can also have a chance to experience the nomadic lifestyle at the Son Kul Lake. The Altyn Arashan Valley is a nice spot for hiking, mountain climbing and riding jeeps for two hours.