KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyzstan is still a little-explored country at the intersection of the Great Silk Road and the "Heavenly Mountains" of Tian Shan and the Pamirs. It preserves the richness of centuries-old traditions that also left the Mongol conquerors under the rule of Genghis Khan and his descendants. Here you can find walnut forests, hot sulfur springs and the famous holy Yssykköl lake. We invite you to the trip around the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan to introduce you to the hospitality of the nomads and get to know their culture, to enjoy the pure, unspoiled nature and fantastic mountain landscapes.
VISA TO KYRGYZSTAN
CURRENCY
LANGUAGE
KYRGYZ CUISINE
RELIGION
Citizens of the EU countries are permitted to enter the country for tourism for up to 60 days without a visa. The passport must be valid for at least three months (from the date of entry).
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The currency in Kyrgyzstan is the Som (С̲). One Euro is about Kyrgyz som is about 85,30 Som. The money can be exchanged at banks or in exchange offices. For security reasons, please do not exchange money with private individuals. Maestro and Visa cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants in Bishkek.
The official languages are Kyrgyz and Russian. Most of the population understands Uzbek well. When communicating with foreigners, the locals (mostly young people in large cities) mainly use English:
The Kyrgyz national cuisine is an interesting combination of dishes from different Central Asian countries. Because of the deeply rooted traditions of the nomadic Kyrgyz people the main ingredient in almost all dishes in Kyrgyzstan is meat: lamb, beef, horse and yak meat. Beseids meat these is a range of dairy products are also common in Kyrgyzgystan such as Kymyz (mare's milk that has been lightly fermented), milch-cream Kaimak and ithers. In the southern agricultural regions of the country, the dishes are complemented with lots of fresh vegetables and spices. The best-known Kyrgyz specialties are "Plov", the soup "Chorba", meat-filled dumplings "Manti" and "Samsa" - a dough with meat baked in a tandoor oven.
In Kyrgyzstan various religious denominations exist in peaceful coexistence. Islam is profess almost 83% of the population and about 15% - Christianity . A small percentage of the population is committed to Buddhism and Judaism. Religion in Kyrgyzstan has no prohibitions, everyone can choose their own spiritual affiliation with different faiths.