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Border with China

This area is by far the most beautiful in all of Kyrgyzstan, although hard to get to if you are not... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Ziggy28104
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Beautiful landscape

The change from Kashgar in China, the desert city to the mountains at Irkestam and then the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Biber0041
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Aug 17, 2017
“Border with China”
Oct 6, 2017
“Long, boring grind”
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| Located between Kyrgyzstan and China, Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

ln all Chinese visa checkposts there is this bright yellow smiley which proclaims Ni hao - which l understand stands for prompt, courteous service. Our experience at Wuxia, the main checkpost where you get your passport stamped for exit out of China was somewhat different....More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This area is by far the most beautiful in all of Kyrgyzstan, although hard to get to if you are not going to be crossing the border.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The change from Kashgar in China, the desert city to the mountains at Irkestam and then the grasslands in Kyrgisthan with the Yurts and animals couldn't be more impressive. Border crossing itself is annoying on the Chinese side, as you have to pass 5 different...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Highway M41 is the main route from Kyrgyzstan to China and Tajikistan. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the road deteriorated to the point of hardly being a road in places. The road has been rebuilt and is excellent. Irkeshtam Pass is the most...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is the last place in Kyrgyzstan before China. I never passed into China but I went with some tourists to the boarder. The board crossing can be hard to manage but it's a very interesting place. I went with Visit Aly and it was...More

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