Western Tian Shan named as UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Tian ShanMountains of Western Tian Shan were included to the UNESCO World Heritage List, reports the press-service of the international organization.

The Committee made the decision at the 40th session in Istanbul held from July 10 to 17.
Natural border is a part of Central Asian mountain system of Tian Shan, one of the largest mountain ranges out of seven in the world. Its western part is located in the territories of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The height of the various peaks of celestial mountains in this area varies from 700 to 4503 meters.

The highest point is the Chatkal peak on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, in the eastern part of Chatkal ridge. The region outstands with various landscapes, specific flora and fauna. The western Tian Shan has an international significance as this is where many kinds of fruit trees originate from.