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Arslanbob
Published: 20 august 2013

  One of the famous and sacred places in Central Asia is mountain settlement Arslanbob. This picturesque place is famous for its walnut-fruit forests, located on the south of Kyrgyzstan, its area is 608,000 hectares.   Arslanbob is at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level. 130 species of trees and bushes grow in this amazingly beautiful place: walnut, apple, currants, pistachios, almonds, and many others. The main attraction of Arslanbob is walnut. Some of these trees bear fruits up to 400 kg per year.   Downhill skiing and tourism are well-developed here. There are many sunny days in winter. It is fabulous and picturesque place is famous for beautiful waterfalls, caves and sacred lakes.   On the way to Dashman (3 kilometres from Arslanbob), you can visit the waterfall Chiltan. Its water falls from a height of 30-35 metre. Here you can also take a tour to the Gr...

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Tash-Rabat - caravanseray
Published: 20 august 2013

  Tash-Rabat is one of the few stone buildings in Atbashin region of Kyrgyzstan. It was built in the 10thcentury BC. Originally Tash-Rabat was like a monastery, which was founded by the monks. There are very few buildings and structures of stone in Central Asia. One of them is the Tash-Rabat.   In 1980 architectural and archaeological structure of Tash-Rabat was well studied. It is a rectangle of 35.7 x 33.7 m with several domes, inside of which there is a large central hall and 31 rooms located around the room, topped with 20 domes and arches. The central hall’s floor is revetted with flat stone; the floor of other rooms is covered with nothing. Deep holes were found in some rooms, the depth of one of them is 2.7 metre and a diameter is 0.9 metre.   It is still a mystery who built Tash-Rabat. According to the history, a caravanserai was built by a local ruler Mohamm...

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