Kyrgyzstan tours:

Historical notes

Introduction. For you to be sure your travel on renting car will be fulfilled with great emotions, we recommend you to get to know the history of Kyrgyzstan; that is why let us make a short introduction of our country. Kyrgyzstan is known to be the country of nomadic tribes living in mountains. It is known that Kyrgyz people preferred to live in special wooden dwellings - yurts for the reason of not spoiling the pristine nature of Kyrgyzstan. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan on car for rent you will be given details and true facts about the country, along with various legends. But for us to start a great tour in Kyrgyzstan on a car rent, you are recommended to get to know the history of 8 periods before you start to travel in Kyrgyzstan.

Prehistory (1 million years ago - 1 000 BC).  The period of 1 million years ago - 1 000 BC is known to be the prehistory of lives of the Kyrgyz people. It is the time of development of art and culture. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan make a visit of the Rock Art Gallery in Cholpon Ata as right here you can make a witness of petroglyphs depicted on the walls of the gallery. You can notice during tours in the gallery that petroglyphs are images of everyday activities and animals like goats, bulls, horses, deer, camels, dogs.

Ancient History (1 000 BC - 300 AD). In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can make a witness of the period of 1 000 BC - 300 AD also known as the ancient history. This is the period when the Kyrgyz start to show themselves but in the Chinese notes. You can start to travel in Kyrgyzstan and see that there were two main Chinese historians who were writing about the Kyrgyz. In 201BC Sima Tan in the chronicle "Historical notes" identified the Kyrgyz as the people, the tribe, who were trying to conquer the Hunnu. Then in the 1st century BC Ban Gu in the chronicle Han-shu (History of Han) identified not only the people of Kyrgyzstan of those times but also the state. It is known that now you can make a tour in Kyrgyzstan but the first territory is known to be on the east of Turkestan.

Turkic Era (500-1200). The period of 500-1200 is known as the Turkic Era of the Middle Ages. It is the time of sad events for the Turkic speaking tribes. They were making their way from the Altai Mountains to the period where you travel now. At the same time we can say that up to the 7th century nothing was known about the Kyrgyz. In the course of a tour you have an opportunity to get to know more facts about various historical eras. But we can admit that in the 7th century the Kyrgyz people started to be in the row of the Kyrgyz Kaganate with the leader - Barsbek ajo. It is possible to see that the researcher Barthold made his tour and identified this period as the Great Kyrgyz Empire. The territory of the Empire is seen from Irtysh River in the west to the Big Khingan range in the east, from the Angara and Selenga Rivers in the north to the Gobi Desert in the south.

The Mongol Rule (1200-1400). The period of 1200-1400 is known to be the Mongol Empire and is seen to be one of the most suffocating and sad periods in the history of the territory. During tours in Kyrgyzstan you have an opportunity to make a visit of the places where it is possible to immerse in nature of that period. It is well known that in the 1207 Genghiz Khan took the people of Kyrgyzstan under his powers. At the same time it was the period of the 19th century when the people started to adopt religions of the Arab and Turkic people. And still when you travel in Kyrgyzstan you can make a notice of the people who bear traditions of shamans.

Kyrgyz consolidation (1400-1800). The times of 1400-1800 are known as the time of Kyrgyz Consolidation. It is the time when people were making their way in the 15th century from the territory of South Siberia to the territory where it is possible to make tours now. You have an opportunity to get to know the idea of the state of the Kyrgyz people. And it is known that the system of two wings was created along with the tribes being detected separately.

Russian Colonization (1770-1917). Russian Colonization is the period of 1770-1917 when the people of the Northern Kyrgyzstan were asking for help of Russia. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will see that there were a lot of cases of dangers and threats from the south of the country along with China, Kokand and Kazakhs. The Russian Empire set the joining of the north of Kyrgyzstan and forceful joining of the south of the country. In the result the people of Kyrgyzstan got the administrative-territorial system and development of agriculture and economy.

Soviet Rule (1917-1991). During the period of 1917-1991, the powers of the Soviet Union, the Bolsheviks came and destroyed the developed society. In 1917 they came and promised the people not to be exploited and to be equal. The process of the Soviet Union powers to be developing at the territory of Kyrgyzstan, various sides developed as well - art and culture, theatre and cinema, education. The Kyrgyz people finally took the status of autonomous republic. but one of the problems was seen in the idea that it was prohibited to believe in God or in something else. This fact led to Atheization, Collectivization and Cultural Revolution.

Independent Kyrgyzstan (since 1991). Your tour in Kyrgyzstan on renting car starts in already independent country. Kyrgyzstan got independency in 1991. Now you can freely travel in Kyrgyzstan and see the attributes of the sovereign country - flag, emblem and anthem. In 1993 the Constitution was taken, in 1992 Kyrgyzstan became the member of the UN. But independency became the beginning of the sad period of unemployment and social crisis. Mainly political instability was seen in 2005 and 2010 when the people were looking for opportunities to overthrow presidents. Now it is possible to start tours in Kyrgyzstan as well as rent a car and travel with pleasure as we are glad to let you know as more as possible about our country.