Let introduce you to the main events from our history of Kyrgyzstan before you set off on your car for rent travel. Of course, you will hear the story in more detail from the guide, nomads and local residents.
For example, in order to follow the traces of history on a tour, you will definitely visit the gorges on the walls of which you can see ancient inscriptions that will tell you about the ancient nomads. At the time of their existence, the ancient nomads moved from one pasture to another while taking with them all their property. They took not only livestock, households, but what is most interesting is the yurt (their traditional dwelling). The history of our people is 2000 years old, and in written records, the history begins in 201 BC.
The best option for getting to know the Kyrgyz people is to rent a car and wander through the mountains, see the development of art and culture. For example, in Cholpon Ata you can see the Rock Art Gallery. This gallery will tell you about the Bronze Age. There, tourists see images of goats, bulls, horses, hunting scenes, socializing, dancing on rocks.
The Kyrgyz people were first mentioned in ancient Chinese writings in 201 BC. Ancient history dates back to 1000 BC before 300 AD. Another mention of the Kyrgyz people in the chronicle "Historical Notes" (tells about five people who tried to subdue the Hunnu). The historian Ban Gu in the Han Shu chronicle also tells about the Kyrgyz. Nowadays modern scientists say that the territory of the state of the ancient Kyrgyz people was in East Turkestan.
In the next stage, from 1200 to 1400, the Mongols made a series of invasions on the territory of our ancestors. The Mongols destroyed the developed Turkic culture in those years. Traveling around Kyrgyzstan with our car for rent service, our tourists will learn that in 1207 the Yenisei Kyrgyz were dependent on Chenghiz Khan. The next significant event took place in the 12-15th centuries, when the ancestors of the Kyrgyz people began to adapt the religion of Islam. The adaptation of Islam was due to trade relations with the Persians, Arabs and Turks.
The territory of the Kyrgyz as well as in the 15th century served as a place of resettlement of people from South Siberia. This is what explains the lack of a state among the Kyrgyz people from the 15th to the 19th century. Despite this, the leaders tried to unite the tribes in order to create states with a single ruler. Nevertheless, the attempts were not confirmed. There remained tribes with a political structure and views on the beginning of independence.
In the period from the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, these are the impetuous efforts of the Kyrgyz to become part of the Russian Empire. The northern Kyrgyz (due to internal and external threats) initiated this aspiration. However, the same cannot be said about the southern Kyrgyz, because they were annexed using force. As a result, the nomads changed their way of life to agricultural and civil. Travelers can receive more information from the history on tour with cars for rent.
The beginning of the 20th century 1917 is another significant event in history - the coming of the Bolsheviks to power, the overthrow of the Russian Empire, the time of the abolition of exploitation and the declaration of the equality of people. Political, cultural life, education begin to grow rapidly. It is also important to note that during the Soviet period it was forbidden to believe in God and have any religion.
The next stage in history is the arrival of independence in 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. People are finally starting to feel independent. However, due to such a sharp change, there was a decline in living standards, unemployment and a crisis in political, economic and social life. Nevertheless, over time, Kyrgyzstan coped with this and with the acquisition of independence, a flag, a hymn appeared in the country. Then he became a member of the UN in 1992, and in 1993 adopted its own Constitution. The next tragic events are 2005 and 2010, when the people overthrew two presidents.
Today our Kyrgyzstan is one of the most popular countries in the field of tourism in Central Asia. Walking around the country is safe and comfortable. Travel more and learn more about Kyrgyzstan! Rent a car right now!