Abandoned Soviet town, surrounded by the high mountain peaks of the Tien Shan. Located in the remote valley, just a few kilometres from the Chinese border, inhabited only by a few local families. One of the places located deep off the beaten path in Kyrgyzstan. I present you the mesmerizing Sary Jaz valley and Engilchek ghost town that has been left forgotten from the world on the east-north of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan: Sary Jaz and Engilchek – Forgotten Soviet Town in Tian Shan Mountains”
Kyrgyzstan was on my bucket list for, like, forever. The outdoors, the mountains, the wilderness, nature. Everything just screamed to me that it had to be visited. And then, I had a chance to try backpacking in Kyrgyzstan and I loved it! There are so many unique and interesting things to do in Kyrgyzstan, that it’s hard to choose. I share with you some of the top places to visit in Kyrgyzstan, as well as my personal favourites, unique experiences not to miss and hidden gems.
Travelling in Central Asia is like a fairytale. From the white peaks of the Kyrgyz mountains to the wild horses on the steppes of Kazakhstan. From the pearls of architecture in Uzbekistan to one of the world’s most closed countries of Turkmenistan and intriguing landscapes of Tajikistan. Central Asia lies off the beaten path for most of the tourists, but it intrigues and fascinates those adventurous ones. Here, I share with you my Central Asia travel guide and full Central Asia itinerary to help you plan your next backpacking trip to one of the world’s underrated regions.