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We came to Jyrgalan at the right time to attend the summer festival.
The Jyrgalan summer festival is an event with cultural, artistic and sporting elements. Singers, musicians, and dancers perform. One shows craft products and makes a fashion show. There is a Manaschi and games, involving the spectators.
Highlights are horse games, such as horse wrestling and the national sport of Kyrgyzstan Kok-Boru. At Kok-Boru, one rider has to conquer a goatskin and put it down at a defined place.
Some yurts, a small stage and a number of stalls have already been set up. The stands exhibit Shyrdaks, the traditional carpets or murals made of felt. Food and drinks will be served. And there will be a real wedding ceremony.
As long as the preparations are still going on, we use the time to do a short flight with the drone.
From the air, you get a very good overview of Jyrgalan and the surrounding mountain landscapes. The scars in the landscape left by the coal mining are clearly visible.
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Disclosure: Our trip was organized in cooperation with Discover Kyrgyzstan, and made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). All opinions are our own.
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