Kyrgyzstan is a remarkable country for its nature and fairly well preserved traditions. Snow-capped mountains, the highest altitude lake in the world after Titicaca, traditional eagle hunters ...

 

- Manas is an epic hero of the Kyrgyz people.

His epic is the subject of a monumental literary work, counting more than 500,000 verses, and is the longest in the world.

It tells the story of the independence struggle of the Kyrgyz nomads against the Mongols and then against the Chinese.

The soundtrack is one of the episodes of the epic Manas (Kökötöidün Ashy) performed by Rysbek Jumabaev.

- The Burana tower near the city of Tokmok is the vestige of a minaret which was much more imposing but which was decimated by a succession of earthquakes over the centuries.

This tower is part of an archaeological ensemble that brings together the remains of the city of Balasagun which was destroyed around the 14th century.

About the 4 places in this film

 

Bishkek is the capital and the most populous city of Kyrgyzstan with just over a million inhabitants. Its construction is quite recent since the fort of Pishpek was built in 1825.

Bishkek like many towns in the former Soviet republics still shows a lot of the Soviet era.

The Chuy Valley is a large valley with a favorable climate and sufficient water resources. This is what makes it a fertile land and explains why the valley is one of the most populous regions in Kyrgyzstan.

 

Karakol is the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located at the tip of Lake Issyk-Kul. Like Bishkek, its expansion is recent and linked to Russian military activity.

The city has about 65,000 inhabitants.

Karakol is famous for its wooden buildings, including a mosque and a cathedral.

 

Lake Issyk-Kul is a large mountain lake. Its surface area places it in second position after Titicaca. It is also the seventh deepest lake in the world. It is a salt water lake, and in area it is the second after the Caspian Sea.

 

 

Music

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Ak Satkyn menem Kulmyrza (Ak Satkyn and Kulmyrza)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Episode from the Manas: Kökötöidün Ashy (Kökötöy's Memorial Feast)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Esimde (I Remember)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Fantasy on the Chhopo Choor (Ocarina)

 - Alihan Samedov (Ouzbekistan)  - Duduk - Track 1

 

Lake Issyk-Kul is a large mountain lake. Its surface area places it in second position after Titicaca. It is also the seventh deepest lake in the world. It is a salt water lake, and in area it is the second after the Caspian Sea.

 

 

Music: 

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Ak Satkyn menem Kulmyrza (Ak Satkyn and Kulmyrza)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Episode from the Manas: Kökötöidün Ashy (Kökötöy's Memorial Feast)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Esimde (I Remember)

 - Rysbek Jumabaev (Kyrghizsistan)  - Music of Central Asia vol 1 : Tengir-Too -Mountain Music form Kyrgyzstan - Fantasy on the Chhopo Choor (Ocarina)

 - Alihan Samedov (Ouzbekistan)  - Duduk - Track 1

 

 

Bishkek, Chuy Valley, Issyk Kul lake, Karakol. Kyrgyzstan