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Kyrgyzstan (official the Kyrgyz Republic) is a landlocked country in central central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan,

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated as being 5,482,000. The country's capital and largest city is Bishkek, which, as of 2007, had an estimated population of about 1.25 million.

Kyrgyzstan Country Details


Country Name Kyrgyzstan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Asia
Principal Languages
  • Kyrgyz
  • Russian
  • Capital Bishkek


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    Kyrgyzstan (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Laurence Mitchell

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    • Bradt Travel Guides
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    One of the most beautiful countries in the world, Kyrgyzstan has it all: glorious mountain scenery, a rich nomadic tradition, Silk Road monuments and thrilling wildlife. Author and seasoned traveler Laurence Mitchell is an expert in the country and in this fully updated edition details all the services and experiences on offer, including trekking, mountaineering, horse riding, historical sites, festivals and Kyrgyz culture. Of all the Central Asian ex-Soviet states, Kyrgyzstan is widely considered to be the least expensive and offer the best value for money. It is also by far the easiest to enter as visas are no longer required for most passport holders.
    City Guide to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    By Stephen Stocks

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    City Guide to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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    This guide unearths the treasures of Bishkek. It gives detailed cultural and historical insights on all points of interests, and includes practical easy-to-follow maps and walking tours. 

    Most guidebooks skip over Bishkek or only give the most rudimentary of overviews. This is a shame, as Bishkek has a lot to offer if you just scratch the surface. The reality is that Bishkek is a wonderfully green and leafy city, with a permanently snow-capped backdrop of the Ala-Too mountain range. With a strong Soviet flavour, and many buildings from that era lending an unforgettable atmosphere, the ravages of globalisation have passed the city by. 

    As in the time of the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan and the Central Asian region again lie at a global crossroads. There is no better time to get reacquainted and to experience Bishkek, one of its biggest cities; its unique blend of culture, history, religion, language and peoples will live with you forever, and this guide will help you get the most out of your visit.

    The book is organised into readily digestible chunks:

    • Getting to know Bishkek gives a brief history of the city and examines its history, geography and demographics.
    • Part 1 delves into the two landmark markets of Bishkek, if not the whole of Central Asia, the Osh and Dordoi bazaars.
    • Part 2 takes a close look at Chuy Avenue and its major sights, split into four short walking tours.
    • Part 3 investigates the religious scene in Bishkek and visits some of the most notable churches and mosques.
    • Part 4 takes a break from Bishkek and looks at some of the spectacular hikes on the city’s doorstep. It also explores the Burana Tower and the ancient site of Balasagun.
    • Part 5 gives you all the practical information you need to prepare for a trip to Kyrgyzstan.
    Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
    By Jessica Jacobson

    Brand: iUniverse
    Paperback (216 pages)

    Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
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    The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences.Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings.Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture.In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan.She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike. These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
    Lonely Planet Central Asia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Mark Elliott & John Noble

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    Lonely Planet Central Asia (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Central Asia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample lamb kebabs and nan bread from roadside grills, hike through the spectacular canyons of the Kyrgyz Alatau Range, or marvel at Yasaui Mausoleum's beautiful architecture; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central Asia and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Central Asia Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, the Silk Road, religion, art, literature, film, music, architecture, landscapes, border crossings, outdoor activities, wildlife, environment, and cuisine
    • Over 65 maps
    • Coverage of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Almaty, Taraz, Astana, Tashkent, Khorezm, Karakalpakstan, Bishkek, Tamchy, Naryn, Dushanbe, Khojand, Khorog, Ashgabat, Merv, and more

    eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

    • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
    • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
    • Seamlessly flip between pages
    • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
    • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
    • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
    • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
    • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
    • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Mark Elliott, Tom Masters and John Noble.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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    Kyrgyzstan: A Climber's Map & Guide
    By Garth Willis

    Brand: Mountaineers Books
    Paperback (2 pages)

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    Here lie unclimbed 5000-meter peaks, virgin granite walls, and thousand-foot smears of ice--enough to make a mountaineer's heart race.
    Kyrgyzstan History: Early History, The Soviet Union and Recent History, Society, The Economy, Government
    By Uzo Marvin

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (128 pages)

    Kyrgyzstan History: Early History, The Soviet Union and Recent History, Society, The Economy, Government
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    Kyrgyzstan history, from early civilization, the book includes Kyrgyzstan government system, Kyrgyzstan people, Kyrgyzstan politics, Kyrgyzstan culture, Kyrgyzstan tourism, Kyrgyzstan foreign relation. The modern nation of Kyrgyzstan is based on a civilization of nomadic tribes who moved across the eastern and northern sections of present-day Central Asia. In this process, they were dominated by, and intermixed with, a number of other tribes and peoples that have influenced the ultimate character of the Kyrgyz people. Stone implements found in the Tian Shan Mountains indicate the presence of human society in what is now Kyrgyzstan as many as 200,000 to 300,000 years ago. The first written records of a Kyrgyz civilization appear in Chinese chronicles beginning about 2000 B.C. The Kyrgyz, a nomadic people, originally inhabited an area of present-day northwestern Mongolia. In the fourth and third centuries B.C., Kyrgyz bands were among the raiders who persistently invaded Chinese territory and stimulated the building of the original Great Wall of China in the third century B.C. The Kyrgyz achieved a reputation as great fighters and traders. In the centuries that followed, some Kyrgyz tribes freed themselves from domination by the Huns by moving northward into the Yenisey and Baikal regions of present-day south-central Siberia
    Kyrgyzstan (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
    By Rowan Stewart

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    Kyrgyzstan (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
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    This unique and stunningly illustrated book, the first English- language guide exclusively dedicated to Kyrgyzstan, provides up-to-date practical information on the full range of travel possibilities to all parts of the country, along with a clear overvie
    Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide (Russian) (Discovery Central Asia)
    By Ian Claytor, V. Kadyrov & S. Dudashvili

    Silk Road Media
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    Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide (Russian) (Discovery Central Asia)
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    • Kyrgyzstan
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    Kyrgyzstan is a land of contrasts. Even though it is only a small country, within its borders there are a multitude of spectacular landscapes; an abundance of wildlife much of it very rare and endangered; a multi - ethnic population representing over 80 different nationalities each preserving their only culture, traditions and cuisine primarily, of course, the nomadic Kyrgyz; numerous sites of historical interest and importance and a range of possible activities from mountaineering, trekking, rafting, skiing, or eveb just sitting on a beach, relaxing in the sunshiny. In short, there is something for everyone.
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