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Batken is the most mysterious region of Kyrgyzstan. It is in the most distant, southwest part of the country. ¾ borders of area are international: neighboring countries are Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Also there are some enclaves – the territories that belong to other countries in Batken region . Population of area is slightly more than 400 000 inhabitants. Batken is an important agricultural region. Local apricot gardens, which  are  unusually juicy and sweet. Batken apricots  are known all over the Kyrgyzstan.

Very few people know that there is the lowest point of the country in the territory of Batken region which has the absolute height of 401 m above sea level. Popular kinds of rest activities in Batken’s region are tracking in valleys and gorges, horse walks, mountaineering, cultural,  informative, medical and wellness tourism.

 The most famous and unique place of Batken region - is, of course, the Mountain Aigul-Tash. It is famous for the fact that there is a unprecedented beauty fiery of red flower Aigul. It blooms only once a year, in April, and the blossoming period lasts about two weeks. Rocky mountain, literally strewn with bright colors, is an amazing view that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. That is why it is worth to come here, from so far away.

Gorge Karavshin in Turkestan Range – is a favorite place for fans of walking tours. Here you can see the amazing beauty of green meadows and mountain river with clean water. Opportunities for trekking are accompanied by  climbing. In Karavshin there are several peaks (Pyramidal, Asan Usen et al.), which are often climbed. Another jewel of the Turkestan Range – is azure mountain lake Ai-Kul , captivating with its beauty.

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