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Private Day Trip in Kashgar
"At 10 o'clock in the morning your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kashgar hotel to start the trip. Your first stop of the day will be Apa Hoja Tomb which was built in 1640 by local Imam. The mausoleum is in impressive Uyghur architectural style. Next you will move on to Kashgar old town to immerse yourself in local lifestyle. Wander around local streets and browse through shops. From Kashgar old town you will walk to the Handicraft Street to see local workshops producing music instruments tools bronze vessels for food...etc. At the end of the walk is Id Ghar Mosque which is the biggest mosque in Xinjiang. Enter the mosque at non-praying time to appreciate its architecture and decor. Lunch is arranged at a local Uyghur’s house for you to samle authentic and traditional Uyghur food including nang bread
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Private Day Trip in Kashgar
"At 10 o'clock in the morning your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kashgar hotel to start the trip. Your first stop of the day will be Apa Hoja Tomb which was built in 1640 by local Imam. The mausoleum is in impressive Uyghur architectural style. Next you will move on to Kashgar old town to immerse yourself in local lifestyle. Wander around local streets and browse through shops. From Kashgar old town you will walk to the Handicraft Street to see local workshops producing music instruments tools bronze vessels for food...etc. At the end of the walk is Id Ghar Mosque which is the biggest mosque in Xinjiang. Enter the mosque at non-praying time to appreciate its architecture and decor. Lunch is arranged at a local Uyghur’s house for you to samle authentic and traditional Uyghur food including nang bread
From $69.00
 
Private Day Trip in Kashgar
"At 10 o'clock in the morning your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kashgar hotel to start the trip. Your first stop of the day will be Apa Hoja Tomb which was built in 1640 by local Imam. The mausoleum is in impressive Uyghur architectural style. Next you will move on to Kashgar old town to immerse yourself in local lifestyle. Wander around local streets and browse through shops. From Kashgar old town you will walk to the Handicraft Street to see local workshops producing music instruments tools bronze vessels for food...etc. At the end of the walk is Id Ghar Mosque which is the biggest mosque in Xinjiang. Enter the mosque at non-praying time to appreciate its architecture and decor. Lunch is arranged at a local Uyghur’s house for you to samle authentic and traditional Uyghur food including nang bread
From $69.00

More Local Customs in Kyrgyzstan

Don't be shy - visit some locals!

When you travel through the mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan, you often feel like you've never been so far away from any civilizastion (well, that's at least how I felt!!). However, this is not...
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Travelchili
Nov 21, 2004

The last day of school

It was a fun experience to see all schoolkids - younger and older - dress up in black skirts/pans and white shirts on their last day of school. It is definitely an old Soviet custom that they've...
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Travelchili
Nov 19, 2004

Kyrgyz epos "Manas"

Manas is considered the Kyrgyz national pride and is often referred to as "the epos-ocean." Rightly so - Manas is the longest epos in the world. It consist over million (yes!!) lines and is many times...
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Travelchili
Nov 19, 2004

Don't take the photos

Don't take the photos of women without their permission. Usually Kyrgyz people are very open & friendly but it is considered against etiquettes to take photos without permission.When entering a...
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babar_1
Oct 22, 2004

The Flag of Kyrgystan

The flag of Kyrgyzstan is a lot more complicated than you think. The symbol within and forming part of the circle represents the “Tunduk” – a vey important part of Kyrgyz life and culture. At a basic...
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DAO
Nov 17, 2015

Fermented Mare's Milk

Kumuis (Fermented Mare's MilK) is an aquired taste. It has a strong flavor, kind of like liquid blue cheese with a sour aftertaste. It is slightly alcoholic. 4-6%, like beer, nothing too serious. It...
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MrRandMcnally
Sep 21, 2003
 
 
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Kumis Comunities

Along the roadsides of almost every country road are smal comunities of Yurts, Felt tents. The Kyrgyz tend their flocks and herds and sell Kumis to travelers who take the time to stop. Though I'm sure...
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MrRandMcnally
Sep 21, 2003

A felt roof over your head

If you are lucky enough to get to know a family grazing their heards in the high pasture you can go to their portable home, the Yurt. Unchanged since before Gengis Kahn counter Kyrgyz amongst his...
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MrRandMcnally
Sep 22, 2003

KYRGYZ MONEY

The currency of Kyrgystan is the Som (COM in Russian). You will often see this written as KGS - its not a weight! Som is the Kyrgyz word for 'Pure' and its amazingly easy top get your hands on it here...
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DAO
Jan 12, 2016

Kyrgyzstan, like all of the...

Kyrgyzstan, like all of the Central Asian countries, is mainly Moslem. We stopped at a cemetery near the lake to look at the headstones and mausoleums, which were unlike any I had ever seen. One grave...
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travelmad478
Aug 25, 2002

When visiting a nomad family...

When visiting a nomad family in their yurt, show some respect and don't treat them just as an object to take pictures of. First go up to them and talk with them, even if it's only with hands and feet....
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schielen
Aug 25, 2002

If you are a man and are in...

If you are a man and are in Kyrgyzstan, you MUST shake every guy's hand when you meet them. If there is a group of guys standing around and you only know one of them, you still must shake all of the...
shatronda
Aug 24, 2002

The typical children's beds....

The typical children's beds. Under the bed is a kind of small bucket mounted. And then they put a kind of pipe on the baby, so when he pees, it flows into the small bucket. Of course, I can already...
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filipdebont
Aug 24, 2002

pack animals

I am from Osh. And I can exactly say that there aren't any caravans or pack animal. Nomads already had changed pack animals to cars. So they moves by cars. It is very hard to find nomads on their pack...
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altyn
Apr 14, 2008

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"Kyrgyzstan - the unexplored heaven"
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