Amazing Central Asia

There are always Europe, Australia and south Asian countries we find on the tourist map. Popular tour operating companies also give some attractive discounts if you are visiting those regions. But what you have never heard is of travelling and exploring Central Asia. Even the travel addicts and hippies would also fail to tell which are the countries come under central Asia region.

Central Asia includes these five countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. So let’s hop on the ride to one of the least explored destinations on the planet earth.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The biggest city in the country is filled with modern architecture and parks and great mountain views in autumn and spring. You can enjoy green parks and excellent museums, shops and markets, and for eating, drinking and partying in Central Asia’s best selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. And great mountain hiking and skiing are right on the doorstep

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul is the tenth largest lake in the world by volume (though not in surface area), and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. A combination of extreme depth, thermal activity and mild salinity do indeed ensure the lake never freezes, even in the fierce Central Asian winters, despite lying at an altitude of over 1600 m

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan is more of an attraction than its forgettable architecture. State Historical Museum, Ala- too square and Frunze House Museum are some of the most fascinating places you should visit.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe is a modern city which has many places to explore. Fort Hissar located  at 15 minutes drive out of town is a must-see and includes small museums of ancient Tajikistan culture. You can also visit massive statue of Somoni which commemorates the one for whom the currency is named. The crown of the statue has the crown is 10 kilograms of tajik gold.

 

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The capital city of Turkmenistan is popularly known as the city of white marble. 260 km north of Ashgabat there is a place called door to hell. It is a natural gas field in Derweze. that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it has been burning continuously since then.

 

Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva is the most peculiar ancient Uzbek city. Khiva is now a quiet, sleepy oasis that awaits busloads of tourists instead of caravans of captives. Some of the interesting places here include Kutli Murad Inak Medressa, Tash Chauli and Tim.

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