KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 11 (ALA-ARCHA NATIONAL PARK - II)

by Antonio Gil July. 28, 2017 1786 views

Ala Archa National Park Kyrgyzstan

The Ala Archa National Park is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, established in 1976 and located approximately 40 km south of the capital city of Bishkek. The park, which includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River and the mountains surrounding it, is a popular destination point for weekend picnickers, hikers, horse trekkers, skiers as well as mountain climbers looking for challenging ice, rock and mixed routes. The park is open year round, although the most popular season is late summer and early fall.

In Kyrgyz, the archa, which gives the park its name, is a bright or many-colored juniper which the Kyrgyz people have traditionally held in special esteem, using smoke from its burning wood to chase away evil spirits. However, the archa is not supposed to be planted near the home, because it is believed gradually to sap the energy from human beings living close-by.

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Veronika 2 years, 3 months ago

Wow amazing! Nr.1 is my favourite

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Antonio Gil Replied to Veronika 2 years, 3 months ago

Thank you dear Veronika

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Russell Smith 2 years, 3 months ago

Such beauty thank you for sharing it with us.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 3 months ago

My pleasure Russel. Beauty must be shared

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- Kim - 2 years, 3 months ago

As always, beautiful landscape photos!

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Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 3 months ago

You're too kind. Thanks my friend

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

Lovely landscapes & fascinating caption!#1nicely composed #2 love the wide hiking path #3 love this striking perspective #4 exciting water flow & cloud formations #5 the people in this add extra interest & drama. Always a pleasure seeing your fine images, Amigo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Jay. This place reminded me an alpine landscape. This country has so many different landscapes.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

My pleasure!
:=D
Cheers!

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Old Monk 2 years, 3 months ago

Beautyfully captured,delicately carved,eloquently described.... 
Your pictures use to tell stories my friend..!!!
You made my time.. lovely blush

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Antonio Gil Replied to Old Monk 2 years, 3 months ago

Thank you so much for your words dear friend. You've made my day. smiley

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Old Monk Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

It's all my pleasure my friend.... blush

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Pam Brighton 2 years, 3 months ago

Exquisite views and it looks pleasantly warm by your clothing. You must have packed a lot of gear! No 3 is my favourite, beautiful capture of the rocks.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 3 months ago

Well, it was raining before I took this picture smile We have been here 12 days, going from very cold to very hot, so yes we've packed some extra gear. Thanks dear Pam

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Franky Four Fingers 2 years, 3 months ago

Hermosos paisajes!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Franky Four Fingers 2 years, 3 months ago

Gracias Franky. They sure were. smiley

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Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 3 months ago

Gorgeous! You've capture the beauty of this place exquisitely.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 3 months ago

Your words touched me my friend. Thank you

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Carl Mcpherson 2 years, 3 months ago

Antonio, simply stunning view what an amazing place to visit.  Thank you for sharing.  I absolutely love #4 a great sense of depth.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Carl Mcpherson 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks a lot for your kind words Carl.

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Sabrina Melim 2 years, 3 months ago

Woww que vista! Como sempre bom olho e ótima perspetiva ;)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sabrina Melim 2 years, 3 months ago

Com uma paisagem destas é difícil falhar smiley Obrigado Sabrina

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Francesc 2 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic views!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 3 months ago

It was a very beautiful place. Thanks for the favs my friend

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful place nicely captured #2&#4 are my favourites.the low angle on 4 is a nice touch

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks my friend. This landscape was almost alpine.

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