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The Best Attractions In Central Asia

Registan Kalpak Travel
Amir Timur Museum Marcelo Tardío
Mountain Sulaiman-Too Мирослава Штефан
The Baiterek Tower DM Cinema
Ulugh Beg Observatory Denis G. Konyushikhin
Kok-Tobe Hill Yuriy Vitovtov
Ascension Cathedral Fabio Fiacchi
Almaty Central Park Valeriy Kim
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum 吉田誠
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan Igor Ryzhkov
Altyn Arashan Dong Lee
Turkmen Carpet Museum Özgür Karaca
Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is also colloquially referred to as the stans as the countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix -stan, meaning land of.Central Asia has a population of about 105 million, consisting of five republics: Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan , and Uzbekistan . Afghanistan , which is a part of South Asia, is also sometimes included ...
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The Best Attractions In Central Asia

  • 1. Shah-i-Zinda Samarkand
    Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
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  • 2. Registan Samarkand
    The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty, now in Uzbekistan. The name Rēgistan means Sandy place or desert in Persian. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs of distinctive Islamic architecture.
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  • 4. Issyk-Kul Lake Karakol
    Issyk-Kul is an endorheic lake in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It is the seventh deepest lake in the world, the tenth largest lake in the world by volume , and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Issyk-Kul means warm lake in the Kyrgyz language; although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes.The lake is a Ramsar site of globally significant biodiversity and forms part of the Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve.
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  • 5. Ulugh Beg Observatory Samarkand
    The Ulugh Beg Observatory is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Built in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world. Some of the famous Islamic astronomers who worked at the observatory include Al-Kashi, Ali Qushji, and Ulugh Beg himself. The observatory was destroyed in 1449 and rediscovered in 1908.
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  • 6. Nurek Dam Nurek
    The Nurek Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan. Its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation and its power station has an installed capacity of 3,015 MW. Construction of the dam began in 1961 and the power station's first generator was commissioned in 1972. The last generator was commissioned in 1979 and the entire project was completed in 1980 when Tajikistan was still a republic within the Soviet Union, becoming the tallest dam in the world at the time. At 300 m , it is currently the second tallest man-made dam in the world, after being surpassed by Jinping-I Dam in 2013. The Rogun Dam, also along the Vakhsh in Tajikistan, may exceed it in size when completed.
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  • 7. Itchan Kala Khiva
    Ichan Kala is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva, Uzbekistan. Since 1990, it has been protected as a World Heritage Site. The old town retains more than 50 historic monuments and 250 old houses, dating primarily from the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries. Djuma Mosque, for instance, was established in the tenth century and rebuilt from 1788 to 1789, although its celebrated hypostyle hall still retains 112 columns taken from ancient structures. The most spectacular features of Ichan Kala are its crenellated brick walls and four gates, one at each side of the rectangular fortress. Although the foundations are believed to have been laid in the tenth century, present-day 10-metre-high walls were erected mostly in the late seventeenth century and later repaired.
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  • 8. Kok-Tobe Hill Almaty
    Kok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountain's height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city, and it is popular among visitors and tourists to Almaty.
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  • 9. Mountain Sulaiman-Too Osh
    The Sulayman Mountain is the only World Heritage Site located entirely in the country of Kyrgyzstan . It is located in the city of Osh and was once a major place of Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage. The rock rises abruptly from the surrounding plains of the Fergana Valley and is a popular place among locals and visitors, with a splendid view. This mountain is thought by some researchers and historians to be the famous landmark of antiquity known as the “Stone Tower”, which Claudius Ptolemy wrote about in his famous work Geography. It marked the midpoint on the ancient Silk Road, the overland trade route taken by caravans between Europe and Asia.Sulayman is a prophet in the Qur'an, and the mountain contains a shrine that supposedly marks his grave. Women who ascend to the shrine on top ...
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  • 10. Ala-Archa Gorge Bishkek
    The Ala Archa National Park is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, established in 1976 and located approximately 40 km south of the capital city of Bishkek.
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  • 11. Ascension Cathedral Almaty
    The Ascension Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in Panfilov Park in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Completed in 1907, the cathedral is made out of wood but without nails. Its height is 56 meters tall, and it's claimed to be the second tallest wooden building in the world.
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  • 12. Altyn Arashan Karakol
    Altyn Arashan is a valley and mountain resort near Karakol and Issyk Kul Lake, northeastern Kyrgyzstan. It lies along the trekking route from Teploklyuchenka . It is a hot spring development set in an alpine valley, containing the 5020 metre Pik Palatka in its southern part. It is said to include three groups of nitric thermals springs on the right side of the Arashan River, 20 km southeast of Karakol mountain, situated in a picturesque forest landscape at an altitude of 2350-2435 metres. The resort has numerous wooden sheds which contain hot sulfurous pools to cure various ailments. The resort is set in a botanical research area called the Arashan State Nature Reserve which has about 20 snow leopards and several bears.
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  • 14. Central State Museum of Kazakhstan Almaty
    The Central State Museum of Kazakhstan is the largest museum in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and one of the largest museums in Central Asia.When first established in 1931, the museum was located in the Almaty Cathedral. It moved to a modern facility in 1985 and is a landmark in Almaty.The museum houses the most significant collection of Kazakh historical, archaeological, and modern cultural and political artifacts.
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  • 15. Almaty Central Park Almaty
    Almaty , formerly known as Alma-Ata and Verny , is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,797,431 people, about 8% of the country's total population. It served as capital of the Kazakh state in its various forms from 1929 to 1997, under the influence of the then Soviet Union and its appointees. Alma-Ata was the host city for a 1978 international conference on Primary Health Care where the Alma Ata Declaration was adopted, marking a paradigm shift in global public health. In 1997, the government relocated the capital to Astana in the north of the country, which is about 12 hours away by train. Almaty continues as the major commercial and cultural centre of Kazakhstan, as well as its most populous and most cosmopolitan city. The city is located in the mountainous area of sout...
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