ARSLANBOB

  • Region: Jalal Abad
  • Best time to visit: all year round
  • Activities: hiking, horse riding, cultural festivals, free ride skiing

What really attracts tourists, are two beautiful waterfalls – worth visiting a specially in summer time. You can feel a chilly breeze on your face during hot days in Kyrgyzstan, which last for two months . On your way to the waterfalls stop at the market (bazaar) and buy some local specialties, as for example real, natural honey which you will not find anywhere else (prices from 200-400 KGS). Arslanbob is also known for its wild walnut forest called Juglans regia. This walnut forest is the biggest on earth of area around 150 000 acres. It is located between Chatkal and Fergana mountains. It is thought that Alexander the Great took the walnuts from this forest, which later gave the beginning of plantations around Europe.

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