Kyrgyzstan Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit
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Top Places to visit in Kyrgyzstan:
Issyk Kul Lake, Song Kol Lake, Burana Tower, Osh Bazaar, Ala Archa National Park, Sulayman Mountain, Jeti Oguz Canyon, Tash Rabat, Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range, Altyn Arashan, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, Karakol Ski Base, Bishkek Park, State History Museum,
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Best Things To Do in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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List of Best Things to do in Osh
Museum Sulaiman Too-
Osh New Mosque
Abshir Ata Falls
Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli
Mosque of Ravat Abdullakhan
Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy
Tokmok - The Green Valley (Timelapse)
Tokmok means Hammer in Kyrgyz. It is one of the biggest industrial settlements in the country, and everyone who comes here seems to be looking for something.
When Germans come to Tokmok, they want to find Germans.
When Chinese come to Tokmok, they want to find poets.
When Americans come to Tokmok, they want to find terrorists.
I came with the night, looking for everything.
It was dark, and some of the buildings seemed to be empty. I set up the tripod in a hidden spot, wanting to stay unseen, but the night sent me a group of young men. They were dressed in black, and one of them was wearing a skinhead. He introduced himself as Ruslan. It turned out they were all very nice.
I told them I was taking footage for a project about Kyrgyzstan, and Ruslan said the buildings were dangerous. Bad people were living in them, was I not able to hear their voices? He pointed to his ear, and yes, there were faint sounds coming from the hollow insides of the buldings. He offered to take me there the next day, but I never heard from him again.
I stayed for a few days, and I found the terrorists first. Or rather, I found the place where they used to live, where they went to school, where they played with their friends before they moved to the US and blew up the Boston Marathon. People knew them still, but they seemed tired of foreigners asking questions, so I looked at the unloading of sugar beet instead. Lots and lots of sugar beet. I figured I had found my terrorists.
Then I went looking for the poet. I took a cab and told the driver to go in a direction southwest of town. We went on and on until I pointed to a place with a few holes in the ground. The driver shook his head and left, and I set down my gear and gently stroked past the ruins that were once Suyab, the supposed birthplace of Li Bai, one of the greatest poets in history. I looked at the green valley and at the mountains in the distance, and it slowly dawned on me that they hadn't changed much during the last one and a half millenia. I had found my poet.
The next day I took another cab to a place called Rotfront, a former German village. Life had never been easy for the residents, but it got worse when Stalin enslaved them into gigantic construction projects while their children were growing up with nomads in the pastures. Decades later, when the Soviet Union fell, most of them somehow ended up back in Germany, a place that they had not set foot in for two hundred years, a place where people looked at them as Russians. I stayed with Wilhelm, a gentleman from Germany who had moved here to teach the language and keep the memory alive. He advised me to visit the graveyard, which I did.
At the graveyard, I found an old man who was putting down flowers at another old man's grave. He was of Russian descent, and he didn't mind talking. This was my best friend, he said, pointing at the grave stone. I read the name on the plate. It was Rudolf, one of the children of the pasture.
I asked a stupid question: Was he your very best friend?
The old man laughed: When Rudolf came down from the mountains, he was about 10 years old, and his Kyrgyz was better than his German or his Russian. We were the same age, and we became friends right there and then. We never left this village. He was the best friend I ever had!
I could see the old guy's eyes turn a bit watery, so I bid my good-bye and walked around the graveyard some more. I didn't expect to come across an inscription that would burn itself right into my soul:
I AM HOME. ARE YOU COMING, TOO?
I had found my Germans.
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This footage was taken in October 2014 in and around Tokmok, the Kyrgyz industrial town on the border to Kazakhstan.
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The Burana Tower - Kyrgyzstan 4K Travel Channel
The Burana Tower is located about 12 km southwest of the city of Tokmok in the valley of the Chu river. The tower was built in the 10th or 11th century. Its original height was 40 meters. Today, its height is 21.7m. The upper part was destroyed by an earthquake.
Upon arrival on the site, we only notice the massive tower, which has a diameter of almost 10 m at the base.
The tower gets a high significance if one knows that here used to be a town on an area of 20 to 30 km ², as excavations testify. Presumably, it was the city of Balasagun. Balasagun was founded by the Sogdiern who had its roots in Iran. It was first mentioned in 942. Shortly thereafter, the city was conquered by the Turkish Karachanids and declared the capital of the empire. When the empire was divided in the mid-11th century, the city was so weakened that it could be conquered easily by the Mongol Kara-Khitan Khanate. In 1211, the son of the former leader of the Naimans came to power but was in conflict with Genghis Khan. Thus, in 1217 the Mongols of Genghis Khan took over the city, which afterward fell into oblivion.
Today, the municipal area which was surrounded by a double wall can still be recognized. A hill, which originally was a citadel is west of the Burana Tower. The name Burana derived from the Turkish word Murana and means minaret. The minaret is the oldest in Central Asia. There is a similar tower in Ösgön which, also had guard functions. One may suspect similar functions here since the entrance is located at a height of 7 m. In the case of an attack, it was easier to defend.
During the excavations, one also found the remains of religious buildings, such as a mosque and many mausoleums.
A lot of petroglyphs and Balbals (little gravestones) are exhibited in the northern part of the area. One has brought them here from the entire Chu Valley.
A small museum displays artifacts found during excavations. Also, many historical photos and illustrations of reconstructions are on display.
We also take the opportunity to make a small flight with a drone to get an overview of the terrain. Above all, the remains of the excavations are easy to recognize from the air. Unfortunately, the weather is a bit hazy, so that the huge mountain range of the Kyrgyz mountains in the background only partially stands out.
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Der Burana-Turm befindet sich ca. 12 km südwestlich der Stadt Tokmok im Tal des Flusses Tschüi. Er wurde im 10. oder 11. Jahrhundert erbaut und hat ursprünglich eine Höhe von 40 m. Heute beträgt seine Höhe 21,7m. Der obere Teil wurde durch ein Erdbeben zerstört.
Beim Eintreffen auf dem Gelände fällt uns nur der wuchtige Turm auf, der an der Basis einen Durchmesser von fast 10 m hat.
Einen hohen Stellenwert erhält der Turm, wenn man weiß, dass sich hier auf einer Fläche von 20 bis 30 km² eine Stadt befand, wie Ausgrabungen zeigten. Vermutlich handelt es sich um die Stadt Balasagun. Sie wurde von den Sogdiern gegründet, die ihre Wurzeln im Iran hatten. Erstmals wurde sie 942 erwähnt. Kurz danach wurde die Stadt aber von den türkischen Karachaniden erobert und zur Hauptstadt des Reiches erklärt. Als das Reich Mitte des 11. Jahrhunderts geteilt wurde war die Stadt so geschwächt, dass sie leicht von den mongolischen Kara Kitai erobert werden konnte. 1211 kam der Sohn des ehemaligen Anführers der Naimanen an die Macht, der aber im Konflikt zu Dschingis Khan stand. Deshalb übernahmen 1217 die Mongolen Dschingis Khans die Stadt, die anschließend in Vergessenheit geriet.
Heute ist das Stadtgebiet, das von einer doppelten Mauer umgeben war, noch zu erkennen. Westlich des Burana-Turms, dessen Name vom türkischen Wort Murana abgeleitet wurde und Minarett bedeutet, befindet sich ein Hügel, der ursprünglich eine Zitadelle war. Das Minarett ist das älteste in Zentralasien. Einen ähnlichen Turm gibt es in Ösgön, der aber auch Wachfunktionen hatte. Ähnliches darf man auch hier vermuten, da der Eingang in den Turm in einer Höhe von 7 m liegt. Im Falle eines Angriffs war er so leichter zu verteidigen.
Bei den Grabungen wurden auch noch Reste von religiösen Gebäuden, wie einer Moschee und zahlreiche Mausoleen gefunden.
Im nördlichen Teil des Geländes sind zahlreiche Petroglyphen und Balbals (kleine Grabsteine) ausgestellt, die man aus dem gesamten Tschui Tal hierher gebracht hat.
Ein kleines Museum zeigt Artefakte, die hier bei Grabungen gefunden wurden. Außerdem werden viele historische Fotos und Abbildungen von Rekonstruktionen gezeigt.
Wir nutzen die Gelegenheit auch einen kleinen Rundflug mit einer Drohne zu unternehmen, um uns einen Überblick über das Gelände zu verschaffen. Vor allem sind aus der Luft die Reste der Grabungen gut zu erkennen. Leider ist das Wetter etwas dunstig, sodass die gewaltige Bergkette des Kirgisischen Gebirges im Hintergrund nur bedingt zur Geltung kommt.
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PETROGLYPHS - Ancient Rock Drawings from Kyrgyzstan
An opportunity to inspect some of the examples of rock drawings from the Lake Issyk-Kol area of Kyrgyzstan. These drawings date from 1500 BC to the 10th century AD
Driving Through Tokmok Heading to Burana Tower Kyrgyzstan February 2016
Biszkek - Jalalabad 2015
Droga z Biszkeku do Jalalabad. Rok 2015.
Setting up Camp, Kyrgyzstan
A time-lapse video showing me pitching my tent in Kyrgyzstan (at a lake to the south-east of Toktogul reservoir).
The road from Tamga village to Karakol town. Kyrgyz Republic
The road from Tamga village to Karakol town
The Kyrgyz Republic, Issyk-Kul Lake. July 2014
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