Kyrgyzstan, also known as "The Land of Celestial Mountains" is an exciting travel destination in Central Asia. Surrounded by breathtaking mountainous terrain, many travelers choose Kyrgyzstan so they can trek toward the massive glaciers, ski mountains, and immerse themselves in the rich, cultural heritage of the land.

The vast, rugged terrain draws in thrill-seekers and sports enthusiasts, while the folklore and history attract those looking to expand their knowledge of the world. Whether you're in the mood for a new outdoor adventure or someone who appreciates the uniqueness of foreign lands, Kyrgyzstan has something for everyone.


01Burana Tower

For a unique history lesson, head over to Chuy Valley and to see the structure from the city of Balasagun. What used to be the rest of the city is now grassland, and the minaret tower belongs to the city's only mosque. If you're curious about what's on the inside, there is a staircase that leads to the top of the minaret.

Burana Tower close to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, taken in August 2018 - stock photo Lukas Bischoff / Getty Images