Kyrgyzstan: The 5 best spots for sunsets

Sunset in Kyrgyzstan

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Welcome to a country of breathtaking beauty and fascinating culture: Kyrgyzstan. Located in Central Asia, this country offers a majestic mountain landscape and unique culture that attracts visitors from all over the world - and soon you too!

In the summer months, the sun usually sets behind the snow-capped peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains at around 8:30 pm. The untouched nature of Kyrgyzstan makes this a special spectacle. 

Find out here where you can experience the most unforgettable sunsets in Kyrgyzstan. 

Songköl Lake 

Lake Songköl (Kyrgyz Соңкөл, Song-Kul) is one of the highest mountain lakes in the world. What makes this lake so unique is not only its breathtaking beauty, but also its cultural significance for the Kirghiz people. In summer, the shepherds take their herds to the surrounding pastures to use the grassland that surrounds the lake. This centuries-old tradition shapes the culture and people of the region. With crystal-clear water, green meadows and snow-capped peaks, it is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers. Hikes, the tranquillity of the surrounding landscape and, of course, enchanting sunsets make it a unforgettable experience

Herd at Lake Songköl


Bishkekthe capital of Kyrgyzstan, combines the tradition of Central Asia with modern flair. The city has a rich history and diverse culture, which is reflected in its streets, squares and monuments. On the one hand, Bishkek proudly presents Soviet architecture and monuments reminiscent of times gone by. On the other hand, lively bazaars and traditional handicrafts showcase the local culture of Kyrgyzstan.

The city brings together many different ethnicities and languages, resulting in a fascinating variety of Kitchenmusic and art, making Bishkek a highlight of the trip for many adventurers. Bishkek is also home to great parks and green spaces that invite you to relax and linger while enjoying the sunset. 

Sunset in Bishkek
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Karakol is a picturesque town in eastern Kyrgyzstan. Situated on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Issyk-Kul and surrounded by towering mountains, Karakol offers an exciting range of experiences. The city is famous for its diverse ethnic composition, which is reflected in the local cuisineart and architecture. Exploring the colorful markets with their local specialties is particularly exciting here. 

Karakol is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers who can lose themselves in the surrounding valleys, surrounded by lush forests and clear rivers. The city serves as a starting point for exciting outdoor activities such as Trekking and mountaineering. Breathtaking sunsets are guaranteed here. 

Lake Issyk-Kul

Lake Toktogul 

Named after the Kyrgyz poet Toktogul Satylganov, the lake covers an area of around 52 square kilometers and is fed by the snow-capped peaks of the Tianshan Mountains.

Lake Toktogul not only impresses with its landscape, but also with its importance for the region. The lake plays an important role for irrigation and energy production in Kyrgyzstan and at the same time offers a variety of Outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking.

Lake Toktogul is also an important habitat for a variety of animal and plant species, such as rare migratory birds that stop here during their migrations. In addition to the flora and fauna, you can of course also watch beautiful sunsets in this picturesque setting. 

Lake Toktogul

Kölsuu Lake

Its unique beauty and remote location make this lake a real highlight on any trip to Kyrgyzstan. Surrounded by the Tien Shan Mountains, this remote mountain lake offers an incomparable experience off the beaten track.

Adventurers have the opportunity to experience the untouched wilderness of Kyrgyzstan up close. From spectacular Trekking routes to camping adventures in the middle of nature, the lake offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Visitors are not only enchanted by the tranquillity of Lake Kölsuu, but also by its natural beauty. When the sun sets between the peaks of the mountains and is reflected on the water, it is a spectacle not to be missed. 

Kölsuu Lake

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