Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yurts of Kyrgyzstan

Yurts -- the original mobile homes -- have long been used by nomads when moving to higher pastures for their animals' summer grazing. More recently, since they are so identified with the traditional culture of Kyrgyzstan, they are more of a tourist draw. The first yurt below is for campers and hunters. The rest are the more traditional type. All of them are found deep in valleys, usually near rivers (or waterfalls!).

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