If the names of Central Asian countries seem familiar to you, the sights in Stans are just a combination of weird, unknown words and letters…Rukh Ordo, Sulaiman Too, Nisa, Penjikent, Burana, Amir Timur complex, Issyk museum…there is so much to discover! So here I am to solve this issue! Right on this page you can find only relevant and practical information about sights in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Before coming to tour to any of listed countries you will get prepared on the basis of this data. You can read here what to see in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia countries.
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Bishkek is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, located at the foothill of Kyrgyz Ala Too range.
Ala Archa gorge is a famous National park with picturesque scenery in 40 km from Bishkek.
Asian bazaar is a contrast of colors of chaotic stalls selling everything from fruits to clothes.
Chunkurchak is a beautiful gorge near Bishkek to spend a day off in the nature with comfort.
Burana is a tower from the 11th century in ancient town of Balasagyn on the Great Silk Road.
Balbals are stone statues in honor of distinguished warriors in Turk culture in the 6-7th centuries.
Chon Kemin gorge is part of national park with pristine nature and cozy small villages.
Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge is a peaceful ride on a horse to hill with a panoramic view.
Konorchek canyons are miniature of Grand Canyons with no less charm and beauty.
Issyk Kul lake is the most beautiful alpine lake reminding the sea due to its size.
Petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata is a huge collection of carved stones from the 2nd millennium BC.
Rukh Ordo in Cholpon Ata is a cultural and spiritual complex uniting all world religions.
Historial Museum in Cholpon Ata has interesting artifacts from ancient times to nowadays.
Boat ride in Issyk Kul lake will allow you to enjoy unbelievable views from the lake.
Grigorievskoye gorge is one of the highlights of Issyk Kul region for one day tours.
Semenovskoye gorge is one of the most popular gorges on the northern shore of Issyk Kul.
Karakol is a touristic town in south-eastern part of Issyk Kul, starting point of most treks.
Museum of Przhewalsky is a big source of information about the life of great explorer.
Dungan mosque is the only mosque in Kyrgyzstan built like a Chinese pagoda.
Orthodox Church is the first church built in the area during the Russian Empire.
Altyn Arashan is a high mountainous gorge with hot springs near Karakol.
Jeti Oguz gorge is famous for sand formations of striking red color and unusual shapes.
Broken Heart is a rock with a shape of broken heart right at the entrance to the Jeti Oguz gorge.
Oguz Bashy Peak is one of the most beautiful peak in Terskey Ala Too range.
Skazka canyons have overwhelming shapes and colors against the background of Issyk Kul.
Eagle hunter in Bokonbaevo – you will meet a real eagle hunter and learn about his birds.
Yurt installation in Kyzyl Tuu is a show where guests can take active part in setting up an yurt.
Felt show in Kochkor is accompanied with the visit of museum of ancient handicrafts.
Folklore show is a small 30-minutes concert with demonstration of national instruments.
Tash Rabat is a caravanserai in the mountains preserved from medieval ages.
Naryn is transit town leading to various tourist destinations in Naryn region.
Kichi Naryn it is one of the most beautiful gorges to drive along.
Kel Suu lake is a mysterious lake hidden in a remote Ak Sai valley.
Too Ashu pass is an extremely beautiful pass on Bishkek–Osh highway.
Suusamyr valley is famous valley at the altitude over 2,500 meters with stunning beauty.
Chychkan is a gorge with not only charming scenery but also the most delicious honey.
Toktogul is the largest water reservoir in Central Asia, difficult to believe it is human made.
Son Kul is a high mountainous lake where you can encounter nomads and live in yurts.
Kara Keche pass leads to Son Kul through a kaleidoscope of colors of landscapes via coal mine.
Moldo Ashu pass brings to Son Kul lake from the south-east showing unbelievable views.
MELS pass is rarely overcome but worth it for revealing hundreds of fantastic images.
33 parrots pass is famous for winding serpentines leading to famous Son Kul lake.
Kazarman is an isolated village halfway between Naryn and Osh with picturesque roads.
Arslanbob is the world’s largest walnut forest harvesting 1,500 tons of walnut annually.
Sary Chelek is the most colorful lake with a rich flora and fauna in the south of the country.
Uzgen compex is a bright example of early medieval architecture of Silk Road cities.
Osh is the oldest city in the country dating back to the first millennium BC.
Sulaiman Mountain is famous UNESCO heritage located in ancient Osh city.
Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan, located along the Varzob (Dushanbinka) river.
Central museum of Tajikistan is the nature of time immemorial and the Middle Ages.
Flagpole of Dushanbe is the highest national flag in the world of 165 meters.
Ismail Somoni monument is the state treasure of antiquity, located in the north of Tajikistan.
Rudaki Park is a city garden with a greened alley and attractions.
Museum of Antiquities is a glorious oriental-style building and collections of ancient artifacts.
Gurminj museum is a precious collection of antique musical instruments of Central Asia.
Ismaili Centre Dushanbe is a grandiose architectural structure role of various cultures.
Hissor fortress is a historical landmark and the pride of all Tajik people.
Khudjand is one of the largest trade and cultural centers of the Central Asian region.
Kamoli Khudjandi Square is an inspirational holiness of man and poetry encouragement.
Timur Malik’s fortress is a magnificent castle covered with murals and local stone.
Sugd museum is a fascinating house of modern marble mosaics.
Muslihiddin memorial complex is a complex consisting of mosque, minaret and graves.
Panjshanbe bazaar is the central market of Khujand consisting of many shops.
Cultural Palace of Khujant or Arbob palace is an ornate administration building, blending the history of traditional Tajikistan.
Central Mosque is the largest religious building built in Tajikistan in the years of independence.
Mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin is a sacred complex of a medieval times.
Old Panjakent is one of the easternmost settlements of the Sogdiana Empire.
Old City of Sarazm is an ancient town, found in the 4th millennium.
Rudaki museum is an elegant building, with white Doric columns and fine floral display.
Iskanderkul lake is the pearl of the Fann Mountains, full of mysterious.
7 lakes strike everyone with the saturated and ever-changing color of water.
Nezhigon is the turquoise water that fills the deep hollow seems to have frozen.
Soya looks like a shadow among its turquoise waters.
Gushor is one of the most scenic lakes in Northern Tajikistan.
Nofin attracts with its boundless view among the mountains.
Khurdak is located on 1870 meters above sea level on the southern slope of the Gissar Range.
Marguzor where the dome of a snowy mountain hovering over a lake glows with a gentle halo.
Hazorchashma – “thousand springs” is fed by the waters of two rivers and streams.
Istaravshan is an administrative district of the Sughd region of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Sarazm is the first complex of historical and cultural significance in Tajikistan.
Kayrakkum Reservoir is one of the largest basins in Tajikistan.
Garm-Chashma is the holy source of pilgrims.
Rushan fortress is located in the Rushan district right between Shugnan from the South.
Yamchun fortress is one of the most interesting tourist sites in the Wakhan Valley.
Fortress Kah-Kakha is a 4th century AD monument left from Kushan era.
Jizew valley is the wildest and gorgeous valleys in the western Pamirs.
Langar is a village in the Wakhan District, Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan.
Yamg is sited 5 km northeast from Yamchun village in the Wakhan corridor, on the Tajik side.
House-museum of Muboraki Wakhan is located in the colorful village of Yamg.
Yashil Kul Lake is dammed lake in the South Pamirs in Tajikistan.
Bulunkul Lake is a shallow, freshwater lake in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province.
Rangkul Lake is an alpine freshwater lake in the Pamirs.
Karakul Lake is a very beautiful lake on the other side of the border in China.
Almaty is a city located at the foothill of Zailiy Ala Tau that gives a splendid view to it.
Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Panfilov Park is one of the popular places in a city that has a few sites inside.
Zenkov Cathedral is one of the world’s top highest buildings made of wood.
Medeo Gorge has one the largest alpine ice skating rinks in the world.
Shymbulak is a ski resort considered to be the best in Central Asia.
Kok Tobe hill allows observing a great city panorama and offers lots of entertainments.
Green Bazaar has abundance and variety of goods starting from fruits and ending with meat.
Museum of Musical Instruments has a collection of 1,000 objects from the 17th c. to nowadays.
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan is the largest historical museum of the country.
Republican Square is famous for a Golden Man statue, the national symbol of Kazakhstan.
First President’s Park is a grandiose project being under improvement annually.
Qazaq-Oner is an artisan center with a purpose of revival and development of applied arts.
Issyk Lake is small lake with dramatic history of avalanches.
Big Almaty Lake is a great place to visit within an hour drive from Almaty.
"Sunkar" Falcon Farm is a nursery of birds of prey that breed 400 species of endangered birds.
Charyn canyons are unique geological rock formations resembling the Grand canyons.
Kolsai Lakes are the most beautiful emerald green lakes with coniferous forests.
Kaindy is a lake in 291 km distance from Almaty with extraordinary beauty and charm.
Tamgaly is petroglyphs, UNESCO World Heritage site in 170 km north-west from Almaty.
Altyn Emel is one of the largest national parks of Kazakhstan.
Shymkent is the third largest city in Kazakhstan, industrial center of the country.
Turkestan is ancient city famous for mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.
Arystan Bab mausoleum of the 14th century is dedicated to a mystic preacher.
Aksu Jabagly is the oldest and largest national park in Centra Asia.
Otrar is one of the flourishing cities in the Great Silk Road.
Sairam is the most ancient city in Kazakhstan, mentioned in “Avesta” Zoroastrian book.
Kazygurt is a mountain range stretching for 20 meters near Shymkent.
Taraz is a southern city of Kazakhstan, with 2, 000 years of history.
Nur-Sultan is a capital city of Kazakhstan, in the north of a country.
Astana Baiterek is a famous monument and observation tower in Nur-Sultan.
Palace of Peace and Accord is a fascinating pyramid in Nur- Sultan with a height of 62 meters.
Presidential Centre of Culture is a museum of history and ethnography with 143, 000 exhibits.
Khan Shatyr is a large shopping and entertainment center in Nur-Sultan.
Kazakh Eli Square is the main square in Nur-Sultan founded in 2004.
Khazret Sultan mosque is the largets mosque in Central Asia, located in Nur-Sultan.
Palace of Independence hosts official government events, forums and meetings.
Ethno village of Huns was created to demonstrate the life of nomads.
Expo is a grandiose exhibition area with a fascinating design and architecture.
Alzhir is a museum and memorial complex of victims of political repression.
Borovoye is a natural and health complex located in the north of Kazakhstan.
Karaganda fourth largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of almost half a million people.
Balkhash is one of the world’s largest land-locked and drainless lakes.
Kapchagai is a beautiful reservoir located in southern part of Kazakhstan.
Gorelnik gorge is one of the picturesque gorges nearby Almaty.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan encircled by Kopetdag mountains and Karakum desert.
Revival Park is Ashgabat treasure where you discover outstanding figures of Turkmenistan.
Russian Market founded by Russian settlers is a great example of Turkmen architecture.
Lenin’s square is one of the most visited sights with an enormous statue of Lenin.
Ertogrul Gazy mosque is the largest one that accommodates about 5 thousand people.
Park of Independence is a huge space of 140 hectares revealing the national spirit.
Neutrality Arch is considered to be the highest building in the world with 95 m height.
Earthquake Memorial is dedicated to tragic earthquake of 10 points happened in 1948.
Museum of Ethnography has a huge collection of ancient attributes and scientific center.
Museum of Fine Arts includes works of artists of Turkmenistan as well as Western Europe.
State Museum of History has halls dedicated to the history, modern culture and ethnography.
Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque located in Kipchak is “a mosque of spirit of Turkmenbashi”.
The Wedding Palace “Bagt köşgi” united hearts of all Turkmen couples.
Health Path of Turkmenbashy was made to improve the health of Turkmen citizens.
Monument of Constitution is an unusual work of art, exposes important historical facts.
“Alem” Culture and Recreation Center is famous for the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
Carpet Museum stores a big collection of Turkmen carpets from over 20 centuries.
Mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov.
Oriental Bazar Altyn Asyr (Täze jygyldyk) is fifth-largest market in Central Asia.
Kopet Dag Mountain is the celestial mountain system between Turkmenistan and Iran.
Abiverd fortress used to be a golden key on the Silk Route between Nisa and Merv.
Seyit Jamal-Ad-Din Mosque’s one of the most valuable things was the image of two dragon.
Ancient Merv has more than 4,000-year-long history and included in the UNESCO list.
Gyz Gala is a fortress that was one of the significant interchange parts on the Great Silk Road.
Erk Gala was the center of Merv in ancient times with total area of 20 hectares.
Gyaur Gala is the valuable building in Turkmenistan with the total area over 300 hectares.
Soltan Gala was founded in the XI-XII centuries by Seljukid Sultan Melik Shah.
Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum with the height of 38 m is located in the center of Sultan Kala.
Ibn Zeid Mausoleum is one of the best examples of Islamic architecture.
Complex of Askhabs is the “associates” of Prophet and has a spiritual complex around.
Margiana/ Margush is the oldest town, belonging to the famous Behistun inscription.
Complex of Monuments of Oguz Han was added to the Guinness Book of Records.
Tombs of Turkmenbashi is the ancestral tomb of the Turkmen emirs of the Sadly dynasty.
“Old Nisa” is the first capital of the Parthian kingdom, which arose in the III century BC.
Gokdepe is the fortress that brought serious problem for Russian Army.
Darwaza is the famous “Doors to Hell” where that is very captivating to see
Kone Urgench is the city that was mentioned in the holy book of the Zoroastrians "Avesta"
Damla is the a small paradise of traditional Turkmen life which has been preserved.
Gonur Depe is the archaeological park, the largest settlements on the Murghab River.
Mary is the zone consisting of ancient cultural monuments that is located in the Karakum desert.
Talkahatan Baba Mosque is place where two of the sarcophagi belong to Talhatan Baba stay
Ekedeshik Caves as many legends say, it was the done by Alexander the Great.
Kow Ata is the Turkmenistan's underground lake considered to be the wonder of nature.
Nokhur is isolated village with the cemetery decorated by the horns of a mountain goat.
Balkanabat is a leader in the oil and gas industry, found in the west of Turkmenistan.
Dekhistan is the place where the oldest mosque was found, a masterpiece of Islamic art.
Great Mashad cemetery was in the city that was once prosperous and is now almost isolated.
Shir-Khabir Mausoleum is ancient Muslim necropolis, famous for work of architectural school.
Messarian is located on ruins that once were prosperous at the reign of the horezmshah dynasty.
Yangikala it is possible to arrange jeep races along the bottom of the canyon
Gozli Ata is full of sacred palaces, named in honor of mystical man and spiritual leader
Awaza is the land of singing waves, place where the fancy cascade of waterfalls is situated
Turkmenabat became a developed industrial and cultural center of Turkmenistan
Astana-Baba is a place of worship for saints visited by pilgrims, a lot of legend tells about it
Kyrk Gyz is the cave covered with strange fabric stalactites and not with stone one
Kainar Baba is a small lake with a diameter of 25 meters, with crystal clear drinking water
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan located in the north-east of the country.
Broadway is one of the best places to have a walk located in the center of Tashkent.
Independence Square is one of the key sightseeing during your tour to Tashkent.
Amir Timur square was first created in 1870, by the architects from the Russian Empire.
Chorsu Bazaar is the center of Uzbek atmosphere where you can try various traditional food.
Kukaldash Madrasah is the educational center created for boys and girls to study religion.
Hast Imam complex is the spiritual place for the people to come and pray.
Courage Monument is dedicated to commemorate the events happened in the 20th century.
Zangi Ota memorial complex is one of the most visiting sites by the guests of the country.
State Museum of Timurids' history was dedicated to 660th anniversary of the birth of Timur.
State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan stores more than 7000 exhibits of applied arts.
Samarkand has experienced many declines throughout the history of the Great Silk Road.
Registan square was created by the grandson of Amir Timur and situated in Samarkand.
Shakhi-Zindeh has more than 11 mausoleums based here in 14-15th centuries.
Mausoleum Guri Emir is the place where Amir Timur, his sons and grandchildren were buried.
Bibi Khanum Mosque is said to be created in 1399, on the order of Amir Timur for his wife.
Ulughbek observatory was created by the Muslim prince to show respect to science.
National bazaar Siab is a place to communicate with the native dwellers of the Gala Osio village.
Samarkand paper workshop is the first point of the creation of paper in the Middle East.
Complex of Al Bukhary is said to be made in honor of the Imam who collected Muslim traditions.
Gijduvan pottery workshop started to get to be known thanks to Sufi Abdalkhalik Gizhduvani.
Ak Saray Palace is the complex in Shahrisabs, surrounded with the garden of great planning.
Jahongir mausoleum is the memory of Timur’s twenty-two beloved eldest son, Jahongir.
Dorus Siadat is a complex which creation is connected with the death of Jahangir’s son.
Dorus Tillavat is a place of worship of many followers of sufi Shamsiddin Kula.
Bukhara is the city with the largest number of mosques and sacred places.
Citadel Ark is an ancient monument of Bukhara which was actually created in 4-3 centuries.
Samanids mausoleum is considered to be the site of greatest ancient history of Samanids dynasty.
Chashma Ayub is located near the ruins previously being at the territory of the Samanids.
Bolo-Hauz mosque of 18th c. has an interesting design with about 20 columns surrounding it.
Nodir Divan Begi madrasah used to be caravanserai previously, but then became madrasah.
Lyabi House Ensemble was created in the times of Sheybanids and has several madrasahs around.
Poi Kalon complex is the greatest building of Bukhara and means “the foot of the minaret”.
Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex is famous for Naqshbandi brotherhood spreading Sufism.
Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex is the great assessment of the Bukhara emir and national heritage.
Chor Bakr memorial complex is the ancient necropolis of Juybar sheikhs and old city.
Khiva is a city of legends and mythical characters of ancient times.
Ichan-Qala is an ancient and stunning fortress with a rich Uzbek inheritance.
Kunya-Ark fortress is the wonderful stronghold of the eastern world and high culture.
Kalta Minor minaret is a golden symbol of turquoise color, found by Mohammed Amin Khan.
Tash Khouvli palace is an exclusive palace of culture, peace and harmony.
Khudayar Khan Palace is the seventh khan’s yard with brilliant garden and countryside.
Norbutabi Madrasah is a high fortress of incredible beauty and unchanged history.
Modari Khan Mausoleum is a colorful palace with a striking view of the city.
Rishtan pottery workshop is the sophistication of Uzbek ceramics of oriental style.
Archeological museum consists of precious remains of ancient settlements and cave paintings.
Fayaztepa is a Buddhist temple found by archaeologist L.I. Albaum in 1963.
Mausoleum of Hakim at Termezi is an ancient and sacred place of East Iranian Sufism.
Buddhist Stupa Zurmala is a stone heritage in the northeast of the ancient Termez settlement.
Mausoleum Sultan Saodat is a unique fortress formed during the XII-XVII centuries.
Honako Kokaldor Ota is an unusual building with high domes and wide doors.
Nunnery Kirk Kiz is an attractive fortress of mysterious legends and mythologies.
Jarkurgan's Minaret is a unique high building, located in the village of Minor.
Dalverzintepa archeological dig is an archaeological site with an area of more than 7 hectares.
Khasan- Khuseyn Mosque is the blessed house for prayers of the Islamic world.
Potter's workshops create the stunning art of magnificent handmade goods.
Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury is the holy culture of the Uzbek people, found in the 14th c.
Remains of "Alexander the Great's Fortress" is one of the most magnificent relics.
Ayaz Qala is the most beautiful monument of the Kushan period in the history of Central Asia.
Turpak Qala is the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav made of clay and mud.
Museum of Savitsky is one of the largest art museums, located in Uzbekistan.
Mizdakhan necropolis is one of the most ancient places for pilgrimage in Karakalpakstan.
Chilpyk is Zoroastrian dahma, located 43 km from Nukus, Karakalpakstan.
Fergana regional museum is one of the oldest museums in Uzbekistan with gold collections.
Margilan is a center of Uzbekistan with excellence for silkworm and valuable fabrics.