Kyrgyzstan won the National Geographic Traveler contest in the nomination “The best destination for photo-tour”, - reports the official website of the National Geographic. More than a quarter of million Russians participated in the survey to vote for the most touristic countries in 18 nominations.
The awarding ceremony was held on 18 November in Moscow, where the Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Ayimkan Kulukeeva highlighted rich of touristic resources of Kyrgyzstan. These are, firstly, picturesque high-mountain lake Issyk-Kul and its surroundings well known for warm sand beaches, thermo-mineral radon springs, Alpine meadows and coniferous forests. “Flights to Issyk-Kul have been launched from Bishkek and Kazakhstan. Moreover, visitors can visit mountain resorts on a helicopter”, - noted the Second Secretary.
In 2014, Kyrgyzstan won the National Geographic Traveler contest: it was then recognized as the best “Recreation holiday destination” outrunning Israel and Vietnam.