The largest and oldest walnut forests on earth are located in the Arslanbob Valley in Kyrgyzstan. Returning from a campaign to the East, Alexander the Great, took nuts and fruits from the local forests. Thus, Kyrgyz nuts got to Greece, where they began to be called "Greek".
The astronauts who returned from the flight say that the most unexpected object seen from space on the Earth’s surface for them was not the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Cheops, but the high-mountainous Kyrgyz lake Issyk-Kul.
Not many people know that under the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek there is a real underground bunker, created in Soviet times for party leaders. Now art exhibitions are held in this room sometimes.
Kyrgyz “Big Ben” - the tower is recognizable to any resident of the capital. Chimes - a gift from the Armenian SSR. The watch mechanism of impressive size was delivered from Yerevan to Bishkek by a special plane.
The famous Peak of Victory - the highest mountain of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is called the most inaccessible and formidable seven thousand meters peak in the world.
Buddhists of the whole world and just curious tourists come to the southern coast of Issyk-Kul to the Tamga-Tash stones with Tibetan inscriptions and Buddhist prayers carved on them.
Issyk-Kul - a lake that keeps a lot of secrets and legends. According to legend, at the bottom of this ancient lake rests the relics of the Apostle Matthew, one of the authors of Scripture.
Lake Merzbacher is one of the famous “disappearing” lakes in the world. The lake is formed every summer and approximately in August it flows into the river Inylchek.
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Kyrgyzstan visa for Swiss citizens
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Address of the embassy / consulate of Kyrgyzstan in Switzerland:
Avenue Blanc, 51, 1202, Geneva
Phone: (+4122) 707-92-20; Fax: (+4122) 707-92-21