“The Most Beautiful Country in the World”: Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendour

With stupefying landscapes to explore, marked by the remnants of ancient tribes and Silk Road travellers, Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to roam wild.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

In photos: the best of Central Asia

Exploring one of our favourite regions with our Photographer of the Month, Cynthia Bil.

Uncovering Kyrgyzstan: the land of myths and mountains

Exploring the country’s cultural heritage, from Silk Road monuments to deeply ingrained nomadic traditions.

The most impressive lakes in the world

From boiling lakes to vast alpine bodies of water, these are our favourite lakes from around the world. 

The World Nomad Games

The third World Nomad Games, held in Kyrgyzstan, hosted more than 3,000 athletes from 77 countries. Here are the event’s highlights.

Five reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

We choose five of our favourite things about Kyrgyzstan, one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

Yurt life

In Kyrgyzstan, the yurt is a pivotal part of both the nation’s past and present.

The hottest emerging destinations for 2019

We’re proud to be the only travel publisher with guidebooks to your favourite emerging destinations. 

Eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan

A tradition which goes back hundreds of years, eagle hunting is a dying practice of Kyrgyz life.

The strange tale of the Shaitan Mazar UFO

Lawrence Mitchell investigates one of the country’s strangest encounters.

Issyk-Kul legends

Author Laurence Mitchell recounts the mythical tales of this mammoth alpine lake.