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Buying a horse in Kyrgyzstan
I bought a horse in a local animal market in Kyrgyzstan and rode it through the mountains for a month as total novice.
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Animal Bazaar in Karakol
Animal Bazaar
If you wish to see something a bit wild and something very authentic you need to see the animal bazaar in Karakol! Every Sunday very early in the morning you will be able to see farmers and shepherds selling and buying all different types of animals. It’s possible to buy sheep, goats, cows, pigs, horses, and all the necessary things you need to take care of the animals. It’s possible to see horses getting shoes and to see locals pushing sheep into tiny Soviet Ladas. The view is amazing with the white capped mountains and the huge contrast between Karakol city and the animal bazaar. If you were to walk from the center of Karakol it would take 30 mints or more to get there. My advice is to hire a taxi from your accommodation and enjoy the long walk back to the center.

Why Should You Go There?

If you would like to see the contrast between the city life and village life this is the place you need to see in Karakol. Don’t forget to take your camera because the pictures you will take will be quite comical.
Address: Udilov Str. / Lenin Str.
Working hours: 01am -10am, only on Sunday
Time Spent: 1Hour

Karakol Dungan Mosuque
About The Mosque
Issyk-kul Central Mosque of Karakol city named after Ibrahim Aji was built by initiative of Ibrahim Aji. He invited the famous Beijing architect Chou Seu and 20 carvers with the skills of traditional Chinese architecture and composition techniques for building the mosque. Construction of the mosque began in 1904 and completed in 1907.
An ingenious system allowed builders to build the mosque with no metal reinforcement tools. The mosque holds 42 based pillars. Encircling of the building is multi-tiered wooden cornice, decorated with images of plants like grapes, pomegranates, pears and peaches. Besides it the mosque is registered as a historical monument and protected by the law. Today mosque operates successfully and opens for everyone who visits our city.
Why Should You Go There?
The Mosque is very beautiful and interesting because it’s the only Chines architecture in Kyrgyzstan.
Address: Abdrakhmanova/Bektenova
Working Hours: 6am-9pm
Cost: 20 SOM
Time Spent: 30 to 40 mints
Contact: 03927 / 03922

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