Day 2 (16.06) Full day in Issyk-Kul
Sightseeing in Cholpon-Ata: Kyrgyz Ethnographical Museum Open-air Museums of Petroglyphs Boat cruise on the Issyk-Kul lake (optionally) Ruh-Ordo ethno-cultural center Visit Semenovka gorge for excursion in nature Cholpon-Ata - literally translated as "Venus-father", the name of a mythological protecting spirit) is a resort town on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs are located between the northern, western and north-western outskirts of Cholpon-Ata. The drawings theme is varied but the main pictures are the images of animals: deer, bulls, horses, wild rams, goats, wolves and many others. Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs are located between the northern, western and north-western outskirts of Cholpon-Ata. The drawings theme is varied but the main pictures are the images of animals: deer, bulls, horses, wild rams, goats, wolves and many others. There are also the scenes of animals attack, riders on horseback and many images of people. Most petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata are dated to II millennium BC - VIII millennium AD. Ruh Ordo is a unique cultural center in the open air in the town Cholpon-Ata, on the shore of Lake Issyk Kul. Its name is means from Kyrgyz language "spiritual center". It gives each visitor the opportunity for spiritual development and self-discovery and combines elements of various cultures and religions. Cultural center Ruh Ordo named after famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov. On a bottom of Semenovka gorge flow rough mountain river Ak-Suu with the cleanest glacial waters, and on slopes tower majestic Tien-Shan fur-trees. During the spring and summer period's pure mountain air is filled by aromas of highmountainous grasses. The Semyonovsky gorge is one of sights of Kyrgyzstan and enters into number of obligatory excursions for the tourists having a rest on Issyk Kul Lake. In the summer here establish yurts where all interested persons can try dishes of the Kyrgyz ethnic cuisine: beshbarmak, koumiss etc. For fans of riding horse walks on gorge will be organized.