• Kyrgyzstan Travel

    Date: 2010.02.11 | Category: Asia | Tags:

    Located in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is known for its natural beauty and its mountainous landscape. Also known as “Switzerland of Central Asia, this country has much to offer the traveler. The people of Kyrgzstan are known to be friendly and helpful, which makes traveling in this country very refreshing. The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, which is the travel center of the country where most travelers start out to see this green and friendly country.

    Going back into the History of Kyrgyzstan, the native Kyrgyz settled in the mountains of Tien Shan. The Russian settlers were given much of the best land, which led the Kyrgyz people to a destructive rebellion in 1916. In 1991 Kyrgyzstan became independent from the Soviet Union.

    Agriculture and animal farming make up for a large percentage for the economy of Kyrgyzstan. Services and industry make up the other half. During the early 1990’s the economy was greatly affected by the downfall of the Soviet Union but Kyrgyzstan has seen an upswing but difficulties still remain in there way.

    In the southern half of Kyrgyzstan, the climate is sub tropical, while the largest part of the country experience a temperate climate. The average temperature during the hot season of July is 23 to 26 degrees Celsius and in the winter (January) the temperature ranges between –3 to –4 degrees Celsius.

    The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan depends on what area you want to visit. If you are looking to travel to Northern Kyrgyzstan, June to September is a great time to visit, as everything is in full bloom. Southern Kyrgyzstan, March to October is a great time for moderate temperatures. In the heat of the summer the temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius in the city of Bishkek.