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Colorful Asian countries that travelers rarely visit

Albina PanchenkoNews
Tour of Asia

The picturesque beaches of Thailand, the majestic skyscrapers of Dubai, or the temples of Japan are not all that Asia can surprise you with.

This continent has real treasures waiting for travelers. Today we are going to tell you about four countries that are often overlooked by tourists. Read below to find out where to go.

Kyrgyzstan

It is famous for its amazing mountains, including the Tien Shan. It is here that the highest peak, Khan Tengri Peak, is located. You can also explore picturesque lakes, such as Issyk-Kul. And get acquainted with the nomadic culture of the Kyrgyz.

Bishkek

The capital is surrounded by snow-capped ridges. Ala-Too is considered the central square. Erkindik Statue and the Parliament building are located here. You can also watch the changing of the guard at the State Flagpole. The action takes place from 7 am to 6 pm.

Osh.

The second largest city. The main attraction is the Solomon's throne, which is often considered the second Mecca for Muslims. Many believe that it has healing properties. At its foot stands a mosque, one of the largest in the region.

Karakol

Located at the crossroads between East and West. It is best to come here in winter when ski resorts start operating.

Jalalabad

The third largest city by population. A real health resort with a sanatorium. Be sure to take mud baths or try koumiss treatment.

Interesting facts

  1. The locals are still divided into tribes, of which there are about 20.
  2. They hold equestrian games for every national holiday.
  3. Mountains occupy more than three quarters of the country's territory.
  4. It is customary to bargain at local markets.
  5. Most people use mini buses or special taxis for 4-6 people to get around.
Colorful Asian countries that travelers rarely visit

Turkmenistan

It is known for its deserts with burning gas craters. It is often visited by travelers from the United States, Germany, and France. Here you can be offered a vacation on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Places worth seeing:

  • White Marble Capital. Ashgabat has numerous fortresses and palace halls. Don't forget to stop by the local market to buy a carpet. It will become a special souvenir that will remind you of your vacation.
  • Gates of Hell. A fantastic sight that everyone should definitely visit. This is a 60-meter gas hole that has been burning continuously for 49 years.
  • Karlyuk caves. Next, we travel to the east. Here are the Köýtendag Range and grottoes with labyrinths. Their length reaches more than 50 kilometers. Here you can see patterns on the rocks and stalactites.

Interesting facts:

  1. Locals believe that the horse is a sacred animal.
  2. Many goods in the country are recognized as national treasures. For example, precious stones, mummies, bee venom, snakes, and meat are forbidden to be exported outside the republic.
Colorful Asian countries that travelers rarely visit

Tajikistan

Tajikistan is famous for its peaks. The highest point of the country is Ismail Samani Peak. People come here to explore the picturesque valleys and get acquainted with the Tajik culture.

A trip here is a good choice for those who love trekking, fishing, and boating.

Fann Mountains. Popular among mountaineering enthusiasts and beyond. Tourists here have the opportunity to walk by the magical emerald lakes and waterfalls and meet mountain goats and the ancestors of wild rams, argali.

Interesting facts:

  1. To visit the country, you will definitely need to obtain a visa.
  2. The best time to travel is from April to October.
  3. People on the road often cheat or use travelers for their own benefit.
Colorful Asian countries that travelers rarely visit

Uzbekistan

The country is known for its ancient cities: Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Many amazing mosques, mausoleums, and madrassas have been built here. There is also the Kyzylkum Desert.

Khiva

A real open-air "museum". Near the walls of historic buildings, you can try on and buy a traditional skullcap. By the way, while walking the streets, be sure to pay attention to the patterns on the tiles. It is believed that they were made back in 1838.

Interesting facts:

  1. Algebra was born here. The Persian scientist Abu Abdullah Muhammad popularized the use of decimals.
  2. Prices for foreigners are twice as high as for locals.
  3. White cars are most often used here because they heat up less in the heat.
  4. The country is one of the world's five largest cotton producers.
Colorful Asian countries that travelers rarely visit

Undiscovered Asia is a unique region of our planet. Various mountain landscapes, desert expanses and ancient towns: what else do you need for a good vacation?

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