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Traditionally the Kyrgyz were nomadic shepherds who lived in felt tents known as yurts and migrated seasonally with all their flocks. The yurt with its entire household was transported by horses or camels. The walls of yurt and the floor were covered with felt rugs (shyrdak) and felt carpets (koshma). The walls were decorated with reedy rugs (chij) that protected a yurt from wind and could be displaced easily. Since that time the size, the shape and the yurt inside have not been changed. The yurts are still used by shepherds in summer and for all year round it is used for traditional events.
Tash-Rabat Yurt Camp is situated in 90 km from Naryn and 100 km from the Torugart, in 9 km to the south from the road to the Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Just in ten-minutes-driving from the yurt camp there is an ancient caravanserai Tash-Rabat - one of the ancient relics of the Silk Road. The massive stone building, half-embedded in the slope used to be a shelter for caravans with merchants, monks and other travelers from snowstorms and robbers. The plaster walls of the main hall still have ancient painting. The caravanserai was constructed in the XV-th century. For centuries Tash-Rabat was a Mecca for pilgrims. The camp consists of 6 yurts and is opened in June- September
Issyk-Kul yurt camp is situated on the Southern shore of the lake in 132 km from Balykchy town. Due to its turquoise transparence water Issyk-Kul is called "The pearl of Central Asia". Translated from Kyrgyz "Issyk-Kul" means a warm lake. The yurt camp consists of 6 yurts and is opened in June - September.