Ten fun facts about Kyrgyzstan


Fact 1
The people of Kyrgyzstan love tea and it is as if no one knows what water is. Every single meal is accompanied by tea here. Instead of in cups, it is served in small bowls and traditional Kyrgyz bread is almost always ordered with it.

Fact 2
Handshaking is ingrained in the Kyrgyz culture. People shake hands almost every time they meet each other even if you they work in the same place and meet 5 times a day. However, if you are here, don’t try to shake hands with women- it is considered rude.

Fact 3
The country is essentially a very safe one but it is a little disconcerting to note that there are hardly any street lights anywhere. Even the capital-city of Bishkek is barely lit after dark.

Fact 4
Bishkek is considered to be one of the old Soviet republics’ greenest cities. Some say that is probably the greenest in the world. There is greenery everywhere you look.

Fact 5
“Manas” is the world’s lengthiest epic. This Kyrgyz poem consists of 500,000 lines.

Fact 6
Akhmed Al Fergani, the famous medieval astronomer was born in Kyrgyzstan’s Fergana Valley.

Fact 7
Chingiz Aitmatov the well-known writer belongs to this country.

Fact 8
The world’s second-largest high-altitude lake, Issyk-kul is situated here. It is popularly called ' Pearl of Tien Shan'. Its name has been derived from Kyrgyz or - “hot lake “as it doesn’t freeze over even in the coldest of winters.

Fact 9
Kyrgyzstan is the sole country in all of Central Asia where one of the official national languages is Russian.

Fact 10
The walnut-fruit forests here are of are one of the largest natural walnut forests on the planet.


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