I decided a few weeks back to head to the city of Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Unlike the other Silk Road countries, Kyrgyzstan is famous for nomads and nature, meaning it does not share the beautiful Silk Road cities with its neighbour Uzbekistan. With this said, I could not turn down the only Silk Road building in the whole country! It is the biggest historical restoration project that the Russians undertook. The site is called Tashlibate, and is quite hard to get to...it can only be reached by private taxi. The sites’ biggest reward is seeing the little bits of original tile inside the structure. In addition it feels like a dungeon or ancient torture chamber, no one really knows its purpose but it was nice to visit this once important site!
Thanks to CBT Kyrgyzstan for setting up the trip: http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/