The sapphire-blue ‘eye’ of Kyrgyzstan's Tien-Shan mountains and the rugged landscapes that surround it have long been a favoured destination for holiday-makers in the former Soviet Union. Now they have an appropriate promotional video.
Issyk-Kul, an eastern region of Kyrgyzstan that is home to the second largest mountain lake in the world behind Lake Titicaca, continues to be most loved for its beaches and chill waters during the wafer-thin swimming season stretching from early July to early September.
But as a video produced by a Kazakhstan-based creative collective creative Photosafari.KZ shows, there is much more to the region than that, particularly if you are on two wheels. Enjoy!