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Arslanbob village KG

Arslanbob (written also Arstanpap or Arslanbap) is a wide village in the mountain, north of the city of Jalal Abad. Mainly populated by people of Uzbek ethnicity, the village count about 15'000 inhabitants. Most of the population are Uzbek, and less than 5% is Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Tajik, Chechen etc… The village is situated at an altitude of 1350 metres up to 1800 metres.

Kyrgyzstan's first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Nuts forest are legendary because there are certainly originel forest of nuts, and maybe Alexander the Great bring back these nuts to Greece. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, expats and pilgrims, skiers and other whole year round.

Arslanbob is named after an 11th-century figure, Arslanbob-Ata (alternate: Arstanbap-Ata). He may have been of Arab descent as in that language, Arslan translates to "lion" and bab to "gate", while in Turkic languages, ata means "father of". ergo "father of the lion gate". 'Bob', used as a suffix, is a traditional practice used in the Arslanbob which denotes "a traveler and explorer.

Muslims consider picturesque forest gardens sacred. According to legend, in ancient times there was an extremely hardworking man called Arstanbap who served the prophet Muhammad. Pilgrims come from far away to see the mausoleum of Arsantbap. And those who visit the forest bring with them a bit of paradise. 

The walnut forest is within the 60,000 hectares (150,000 acres) forest situated between the Fergana and Chatkal Mountains. The walnut forest is located at altitudes varying between 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) and 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level on the Fergana range's south-facing slopes. At 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres), the Arslanbob woodland is the largest walnut grove on Earth.

Behind the village of Arslanbob are the Babash-Ata Mountains. There are two waterfalls nearby. One measures 80 metres (260 ft) high and has a slippery scree slope; it is situated in a cliff face north of the village. Another, to the east, is 23 metres (75 ft) in height and has two prayer caves, one of which is known as the Cave of the 40 Angels.

NGO "Forest relics" is our lodging provider. In Summer or in Winter, they organise sports and cultural events :

In May : Bike Challenge of Arslanbob

Arslanbob waterfall KG

A large waterfall is located north of the village. The waterfall is like a long tongue coming out of a crevice in the rock. This narrow stream of water rushes from a sheer cliff 80 meters high with a breathtaking roar - it truly is an impressive sight!

It is not that easy to access the waterfall, there are rather slippery embankments around the waterfall. The waterfall falls into a hollow. It's hard to see the whole waterfall.

But it is possible to access from the bottom and enter the rift and see yet another waterfall.

Ashgabat International Airport TM

International airport named after S.Turkmenbashy is on crossing of the international air lines. It has been constructed in 1994. Capacity of air terminal is 1600 passengers per hour. There are two artificial runways equipped on second category ICAO and platform, allowing to accept aircrafts of all types. Annually its services use more than one and a half millions passengers on local and international air-lines. On the area near the station are located stops of a municipal transportation and a taxi, allowing to deliver passengers in any point of capital. There is a round-the-clock parking of cars. For visitors and inhabitants of Turkmenistan in a building of an aerostation complex are located and work in a round-the-clock mode:

- spacious waiting rooms; 
- business club; 
- a mother-and-child room ; 
- help information; 
- the international telecommunication; 
- cash desks on sale and booking of tickets; 
- shops; - restaurants, bars, fast food points; 
- exchanges;
- halls the VIP and CIP;


All services of the airport work in a round-the-clock mode and it creates additional conveniences to passengers. Now at the international airport Ashkhabad are served planes of tens foreign airlines of the world, carrying out both passenger, and cargo air transportations that allows to take off from the airport practically for any city of the world.

Assumption Cathedral UZ

The history of the Cathedral of the Assumption is unique in that it was once a small cemetery church, called the Church of St. Panteleimon. In the middle of the last century, work to expand the temple began. In the 30-40s of the last century, the temple was closed, and its premises were used for the needs of the hospital. After the end of World War II, the church was consecrated in the name of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and was named the capital's main Orthodox cathedral. In the 1950s and 1960s, the temple was almost completely rebuilt; the new premises can accommodate up to 4,000 faithful. After the collapse of the cathedral completely renovated and restored. Today you can visit the territory of the cathedral, passing through the triple arch topped with a golden dome. The structures of the inner courtyard are striking in their splendor - they are all made in the same style according to the laws of classicism, white decor in combination with blue facades gives lightness to the composition. The 5-storey openwork bell tower, rebuilt in the 20th century, deserves special attention.

Assy Plateau KZ

Assy Plateau is a beautiful corner of nature, located 100 km east of Almaty. Assy Plateau, known since ancient times as a summer pasture, originates from the Kishi-Turgen River. The plateau is located at an altitude of 2800-3200 meters. Here Signs of a person’s being more than 5,000 years old, both nomadic and sedentary, were discovered. Plateau Assy goes east along the river Assy. Along the river you can see ancient burial mounds and rock carvings, which are one of the most high-altitude clusters of petroglyphs in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The astrophysical observatory Assy-Turgen was erected on the upper platform of the high-mountain plateau, where one of the world's largest telescopes was installed. Construction of the observatory began in 1975. Today, Assy is the only observatory in the Republic of Kazakhstan with an ideal astroclimate.

Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport KZ

Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km southeast of the capital Nur-Sultan (former Astana). 

Astana's first airfield was built in 1931 on the outskirts of the town and was developed further after World War II. However, a new airport, which became Astana international Airport, was built 11 miles to the south of the city and opened in November 1963. It was largely used by Aeroflot and its local directorate. Following the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Astana in December 1997, the airport underwent a series of major reconstructions which brought it up to international standards, including the current 11,484 ft (3,500m) runway. A new passenger terminal designed by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was opened in February 2005.

During 2015, traffic increased to 3,366,560 passengers.

There is one terminal which is divided into two sectors – A and B. A is for international flights and B is for domestic.

No need to confuse with the check-in counter sectors (B – for Air Astana flights only, A – for other carriers).

At-Bashi range KG

The At-Bashi Range is 135km long and culminates at 4,801 meters. It stretches from the southwest, from the Muz-Tor valley and the Tuz-Bel Ashuu pass, to the northeast to Bosogo and the Kayindi pass. North of the chain is the At-Bashi Valley at an average altitude of 2,500 meters. North side, the slopes are steep and covered with rich vegetation. On the south side, the plain of Ak-Say is at an average altitude of 3200 meters. The highest peak is the Rhianydd at 4,801 meters. The At-Basi peak rises to 4788 meters and is the second highest in the chain. The other known peaks are: Pic Arie Gabai 4,530m; Peak Ordo 4,612m; Peak Volchitsa 4,461m. There are still virgin peaks!

At-Bashi village KG

A large village in the Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan, about 35km southwest of Naryn on the main highway to theTorugart Pass. Head of At-Bashi District. Blocked on the bank of the At-Bashy river, between the At-Bashy Range and Baybiche-Too range. It counts more thant 10'000 inhabitants of a total of 50'000 inhabitants of its district. Mostly populated by Kyrgyz, but there are still some minorities like Uzbeks or Uigurs. At-Bashi is wellknown about its handicraft women association and the Sunday's animal bazar.

Baikonur KZ

Here, we are going to talk about the cosmodrome (space center) and not about the mining town of Baikonur. Created in 1956, it is today the most active space center in the world with nearly 15 launches per year. The area leased by Russia is located 240 km northwest of Kyzylorda. The launch of the Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome is the spectacle of a long journey. The installations, which remained secret for a long time, can now be visited, such as the space shuttle installations Egerguiya Bourana, the memorial houses of Korolev and Gagarin, the launching ramp from which on April 12, 1961, the spacecraft Vostok was launched for the first time in the world with pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board. This visit is very special, also the rocket launch and requires strict administrative preparation. We advise you to contact us 3 months in advance if the visit interests you.

Band-e-Amir National Park AF

Of all the natural wonders of Afghanistan, the lakes of Band-e Amir are perhaps the most out-standing. Situated in the mountainous Hazarajat at an altitude of approximately 3000m, 75km from Bamiyan, these majestic blue lakes are of legendary beauty.

It is the country’s first national park, officially designated as such in 2009, and is home to six lakes that are most famous for their striking deep blue shade, a result of mineral deposits. The lakes are separated by natural travertine deposits, making it one of the world’s only travertine systems. It is framed by the Hindu Kush mountains, and acts as one of the centres of Afghan tourism. While the region provides a wealth of natural and agricultural resources, the opportunities for ecotourism mean that there has been a decrease in economic dependency on these resources.

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