In Kyrgyzstan two objects of pride: horses and yurtas. But horses in the cities were already forced out by cars, and it is possible to see riders only in villages. And here to modern Kyrgyz so far nothing can replace yurtas.
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Route: Bishkek — the gorge Alamedin — the Buraninsky ancient settlement — a canyon the Fairy tale — Pier-Przhevalsk — Karakol — Bishkek
The traveler gets acquainted with the Yurt in the first minutes of arrival in Kyrgyzstan: on the flag of the country in the sun is inscribed tunduk — rim, crowning the dome of the traditional home. On the way from the airport we meet a small village. In the garden next to the Adobe house (made of raw brick) there is a Yurt, it is used as a summer room.
We reach expensive hotel on the bank of the lake. Small yurtas are double rooms, it is more — family, the biggest — the dining room.
The accompanying guide speaks about horses, cultivation, equestrian competitions, but also here not to do without yurta.
— Kyrgyz are riders. The person without horse — the half-person.
— And what, the friend you do not go by anything?
- Why? There's yaki.But you need two people: one top right, and the other pulls ahead.The camel is better — drivers it is not necessary, he goes and bears much.The dismantled Yurt on three horses should be divided, and the camel one carries all.Five billion five hundred thirty four million six hundred sixteen thousand six hundred sixty three Shore Of Issyk-Kul Lake.On kilometer a number of the concrete "yurtas" trimmed with a tile which part, however, already fell off lasts.Yurtas are connected among themselves by a wall to the peeled-off paint.As envisioned, it is the cultural center.But now everything is thrown.
Crawl past the truck. In the back of some furniture, units, carpets, and on top of tunduk — someone moved to a new location. The looming grey of a series of mounds. Another village is built along the road round-sided yurts.
Cooks here strictly follow traditions: dough is rolled on carried — a supara, and meat and vegetables fry on slate plates.
Tower of the Buraninsky ancient settlement
Minaret of the 11th century. Later the ancient settlement fell into decay because of change of routes of caravans of the Silk way. The earthquake of the 15th or 16th centuries destroyed the top part of a tower. Rest height — 24 m.
"Farm Reina Kench»
Breed horses for traditional horse competitions: the cook pine forest (team game for possession of flourishes of a goat) and — riding single combat (the opponent needs to be pulled down from a saddle and to force it to concern the earth or to overturn together with a horse).
The name is translated from Kyrgyz as"hot lake". In winter, it does not freeze due to the warmed thickness of brackish water (Issyk-Kul is in seventh place among the deepest lakes).
Canyon Fairy tale
The relief is created by the aeration which bared multi-colored layers of sedimentary rocks. The landscape reminds national park of Bedlends in South Dakota (USA).
New Hyundai Santa Fe reminds the obliging valet: it is ready to provide the best services and to come to the rescue of the owner. "You crossed the line of a marking of an oncoming lane. Made bold to turn a wheel to the right".
"Darkened, and towards nobody goes.I switch to a driving beam"."I am afraid for your children — you left, and they sit on a back seat.Turning on the warning signal.»."The distance to the car in front is reduced, you do not brake.I do it for you"."I can go in the eco-friendly, comfortable and sports modes, however it is ready to learn your favourite manner of driving"."I block a door through which the passenger wanted to leave: in a step from us other car goes".Of course, everything is not so literal, reminders of help and security systems of the new Hyundai Santa Fe are accompanied only by unobtrusive chime and squeak.But continuous dialogue makes the car practically your personal assistant.Gradually you get used to his complaisance and automatically you implement recommendations.And life really becomes easier and more comfortable.
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The material was published in the magazine "Around the world" № 12, December 2018