For those travelers who are planning to visit countries in Central Asia, one destination that might interest you is Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is actually one of the countries that comprise the Turkic region which has very strong cultural and historical ties with each other.
Most travelers visit the largest city in the country which is Bishkek and it is also their capital. But before the year 1991, Kyrgyzstan was actually a part of Soviet Union. After the demise of this larger nation, Kyrgyzstan finally became the Kyrgyz Republic. Aside from Bishkek, travelers can also visit other major cities like Balykchy and Karakol.
The country is not very populated since it ranked 110th place in 2010 for the most number of people living in the country with an estimate of over 5 million 5 hundred thousand. The languages that are spoken around the cities of Kyrgyzstan are Kyrgyz and Russian but the Russian language is declared as their official language.
If you plan on making transactions in the country, their monetary denomination is the Kyrgyzstani Som. Because of the rich culture and the influences of East Asia with the Turkic People, visitors will surely be able to witness a very diverse ethnic scene in the country.