Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

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Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

Kol Ukok Kyrgyzstan

The beauty of Kyrgyzstan, you just have to see it to believe it.

Kyrgyzstan, country of nomads and snow leopards is such a picturesque destination. The land, people, wildlife, mountains, and lakes, together they create a unique and memorable scenery. I explored a small part of this amazing country for 10 days and I couldn’t stop taking photos wherever I went. Now it’s time to share the beauty with all of you. Here are a small portion of photos I took in Kyrgyzstan.

Jumgal region


Song Kul

Jalgyz Karagay to Song Kol

Jalgyz Karagay to Song Kol



Kol-Ukok and Kor-Dor

View of Kochkor and around

Hiking to Kol-Ukok

Our home for the night

Our host of the yurt

Our yurt and the view around





Walking around the Kol-Ukok

On the way to Kol-Dor

To the lunch spot!

Meeting a nomad family

Drinking kumis with a nomad family

Just another day in Kyrgyzstan

Yay Kol-Dor!







Burana Tower




#Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. clach says:

    Beautiful pictures indeed! Which camera did you use?

  2. Andrew says:

    beautiful photos Juno, such a wonderful country I’m so glad you got to really explore it!

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