Memo for tourists
Memo for tourists
You go camping trip for the sake of communication with nature. Remember ,that the nature needs your protection. To respect the nature is our duty. So you are coming to Kyrgyzstan as you have some information about our nature. Our nature is wild and beautiful. Your trip in Kyrgyzstan most of all will be on mountains because our country 90% consist of mountains, that is why you should take warm clothes even in summer.
Location: Kyrgyzstan is located in the north- eastern part of Central Asia in the "Heart" of the continent Eurasia. It is a country of bright sun, high, snow-covered mountains, deep gorges, fast rivers, beautiful mountain lakes.
Relief and Climate: Striking natural contrasts are due to the location of the Republic in several climatic zones. There are many lakes in the republic. The largest lake is Issyk-Kul - "Hot Lake". It never freezes and is a resort area. Attractive landscape, beautiful mountain peaks and lakes, fast rivers and the location of Kyrgyzstan along the Great Silk Road provide great opportunities for recreation.
Population: The population of Kyrgyzstan is 6 million people, 1 million of them live in the capital city of Bishkek.
Language: The official language is Kyrgyz, Russian and English also speaks.
National Currency: Kyrgyz “som”.
State Device: The state system is a republic. The country is divided into 7 regions. The executive power belongs to the President and the government headed by the Prime Minister. Legislative power is exercised by a bicameral parliament - the Jogorku Kenesh.
Religion: The Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic guarantees free religion. The most common religions are Islam and Christianity. Along with them, there is a large number of other denominations.
Water: Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries with excellent natural drinking water, which can be drunk from the tap of the city water supply (boiled water).
Transport: The most convenient and common mode of transport is a fixed-route (mini buses ) taxi. Between the cities there is a good bus and air service.
Shopping: In the capital and other towns there is a large number of a variety of shops, where you can buy any goods and products. A distinctive feature is the developed network of large and small markets, called bazaars. Visiting these picturesque peculiar Asian markets presents, among other things, great cognitive interest.
Kitchen: Kyrgyz culinary art absorbed all the best from Eastern and European cultures and preserved its identity and national identity. A number of Kyrgyz dishes and culinary products are very popular among many people. Those who did not eat Shorpo and Beshbarmak, Manty and Pilav, Boorsok and Chak-Chak, one can say, did not go to Kyrgyzstan. The pride of the Kyrgyz people is kymyz, a medicinal drink prepared from mare's milk in barrels of archa wood or leather vessels.