Last updated: 8 December 2017
Ride a horse down the dusty roads of Kygryzstan through emerald green valleys where spectacular and unusual red cliffs rise barrenly from the verdant forests below. In this country the startling green of the valleys and fields, and the mist hung snow capped mountains contrast with its red and yellow deserts.

The capital city is clean and modern and stands in stark contrast to the countryside where the semi-nomadic people live the life that they have lived for centuries, traveling on horses and living in round tent-like homes made from sheepskin.


The Silk Road that connected the East to the West once ran right through the country, and there are ruins, such as a ninth century tower to bear this out. Mountainous and landlocked the country is in central Asia. Ski, hike or kayak in this inexpensive back-packers paradise.

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