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Historical Site

Ishtik ancient caravanserail site

Ishtik ancient caravanserail site

Issyk Kul regionKyrgyzstan • 3330 m

This site is situated at the foot of the ancient border post of Bedel. There are traces of settlement and tombs of different centuries. 

There is still a dirty road to China, but it closed and guarded by Kyrgyz border patrol. In II-IV centuries AD the track through Bedel pass and southern Issyk Kul was already in regular use by caravans. Commercial use of this road stop in 1975.

Border zone permit is necessary. 

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