Quick gallery from Kyrgyzstan's Dor-Doi bazaar, which is the second largest after Bangkok in Asia with over 30 thousand of shipping containers and 60 thousand of workers and vendors.
Talas region is a remoted area in north-west part of Kyrgyzstan. Easy accessible from Bishkek through Kazakhstan via Taraz city, a bit harder on the M41 (Bishkek-Osh highway) then through the Ötmök pass (3326m).
"The great Kyrgyz hero Manas who united Kyrgyz people and headed the fight for their independence, according to the legend, was born and lived on the territory of modern Talas region. This region is located in the north-western Kyrgyzstan. Talas region occupies the territory of Talas valley and the part of the ridge Kyrgyz Ala-Too. On the north and west the region borders with Kazakhstan. By population it is the least populated region of Kyrgyzstan as it has just over 230,000 people." (via triptokyrgyzstan.com)
Issyk Kul is an endorheiclake in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It is the tenth largest lake in the world by volume (though not in surface area), and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes; hence its name, which means "hot lake" in the Kyrgyz language.
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The Australians opened their campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a tenacious triumph in Bishkek, overcoming their unheralded but highly charged hosts.
Captain Mile Jedinak scored in 60 seconds before the Kyrgyzs even touched the ball and substitute Tommy Oar coolly slotted another in the 68th minute.
The Australians were outplayed for much of the encounter at a raucous Dolen Omurzakov Stadium before a capacity 18,000-strong crowd.
Some fans perched on light towers, others scaled fences to get in, with an estimated 10,000 more fans crowded outside the gates - including a mob on the rooftop of an adjacent building.
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