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Tash Rabat, Naryn Province: Address, Phone Number, Tash Rabat Reviews: 4.5/5

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The great Nazira
Aug. 2019
At first I was quite frustrated and almost gave up because I have been calling and emailing for 2 days but didn't get any reply.Then I got an SMS to go directly to the camp.Someone called but we couldn't understand each other. When I arrived at noon,I was the only guest. I walked around and took photos till 3 or 4pm. Someone must have noticed that I had gone without food for a long time and asked if I was hungry. He said dinner would be at 8pm. At first I said I would wait but then I changed my mind.He took me to a canteen where there were biscuits and bread. He made some chopped carrot with a delicious dressing which devoured like a hungry wolf. The next day someone asked if I would like to ride a horse. I said yes. He motioned a horse nearby and told me to mount it. I explained that I did not know how to ride one. Soon someone came with a horse on a leash and told me to mount and led me around the camp! At dinner time a local Kyrgyz guide who probably didn't work for the camp told me and other foreign guests that the middle name of Kyrgyz people was hospitality. It was not an over-statement. Before I met Nazira, I thought for someone who had probably cornered the market it must be a big and burly man. My sexist stereotype was shattered when I finally met her.She was gentle and down-to-earth. When I asked about the bill, she had this expression of nonchalance as if she had forgotten about it until I reminded her. Having read the reviews here,I estimated the amount beforehand and asked her if it was right. She said sure in a casual way and even wanted to give me change. It was much less than I had expected so I refused the change. I have a typical city-dweller mentality. I put locks on my backpack because I had robberies in previous trips.Locals would look at the locks with confusion and seemed offended.I also use a money belt.Just before I arrived when I was in Cholpon-Ata,I pulled the zipper too hard and the knob came out. A kind old lady put it back for me and told me to go to a seamtress nearby to have it sewn back which I did. She charged me only a very small fee. Although I have only been there for a very short time,I dare say that people there lead a simple and pure life in unison with nature. Nazira was pregnant at the time.I wrote this to congratulate her and wish her and her new born the best.Your kindness will come back many times over. Also I would like to thank the French girl who gave me a lift to Naryn.Merci beaucoup:)

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Hong Kong, China4 contributions
Aug. 2019
At first I was quite frustrated and almost gave up because I have been calling and emailing for 2 days but didn't get any reply.Then I got an SMS to go directly to the camp.Someone called but we couldn't understand each other.
When I arrived at noon,I was the only guest. I walked around and took photos till 3 or 4pm. Someone must have noticed that I had gone without food for a long time and asked if I was hungry. He said dinner would be at 8pm. At first I said I would wait but then I changed my mind.He took me to a canteen where there were biscuits and bread. He made some chopped carrot with a delicious dressing which devoured like a hungry wolf.
The next day someone asked if I would like to ride a horse. I said yes. He motioned a horse nearby and told me to mount it. I explained that I did not know how to ride one. Soon someone came with a horse on a leash and told me to mount and led me around the camp!
At dinner time a local Kyrgyz guide who probably didn't work for the camp told me and other foreign guests that the middle name of Kyrgyz people was hospitality. It was not an over-statement.
Before I met Nazira, I thought for someone who had probably cornered the market it must be a big and burly man. My sexist stereotype was shattered when I finally met her.She was gentle and down-to-earth. When I asked about the bill, she had this expression of nonchalance as if she had forgotten about it until I reminded her. Having read the reviews here,I estimated the amount beforehand and asked her if it was right. She said sure in a casual way and even wanted to give me change. It was much less than I had expected so I refused the change.
I have a typical city-dweller mentality. I put locks on my backpack because I had robberies in previous trips.Locals would look at the locks with confusion and seemed offended.I also use a money belt.Just before I arrived when I was in Cholpon-Ata,I pulled the zipper too hard and the knob came out. A kind old lady put it back for me and told me to go to a seamtress nearby to have it sewn back which I did. She charged me only a very small fee.
Although I have only been there for a very short time,I dare say that people there lead a simple and pure life in unison with nature.
Nazira was pregnant at the time.I wrote this to congratulate her and wish her and her new born the best.Your kindness will come back many times over.
Also I would like to thank the French girl who gave me a lift to Naryn.Merci beaucoup:)
Written January 28, 2020
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Leila K
2 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Tash Rabat is old building located in Naryn region, if you come to Naryn you can see Tash Rabat, Chatyr Kul lake and Kel Suu. Tash Rabat is belongs to the 16th century. Our tour arranged with Pegas Adventure. We spent best time in Kyrgyzstan.
Written January 20, 2020
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Allan F
Engelberg, Switzerland4 contributions
Jan. 2020
Tash Rabat located in Naryn region and extremely isolated Silk Road caravanserai lies at an elevation of 3,200m (10,498ft) above the sea level. It’s probably Kyrgyzstan’s most remarkable monument. This beautiful mountain setting for an ancient caravanserai was built in 15th century. It was the inn for merchants and travelers on the ancient Silk Road from Central Asia to China. To see inside Tash Rabat it takes 5 min and possible to sleep in yurt
Written January 7, 2020
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Daleen D
Bradford, UK27 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We drove from Karakol to Tash Rabat the same day but would recommend allowing more time as we did a couple of hours driving in the dark which means you miss the amazing views and are tackling Krygzstan’s roads in the dark. The road to Tash Rabat once you leave the main road is pretty rough but the rental car again rose to the challenge. We were staying in the Yurt’s opposite Tash Rabat. It was a very chilly night even with a stove on and the nearby yaks gave me a fright in the middle of the night. Facilities are rustic but I would not have missed it. One of the many highlights of the road trip.
Written October 23, 2019
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John123874
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions
Jun. 2019
Tash Rabat is off the main highway (poorly signposted), but the road is pretty good all the way to the site. There is ample parking for vehicles. Entrance fee to the Caravanseraii is cheap (about 100 SOM). Note that the building is not open all day. The building is impressive with lots of nooks and crannies. While it has been reconstructed, it is still possible to see the old plaster on the inside central dome. The fireplaces, wells and storage areas area all still there. It is a must see and worth the trip. Accommodation is a little rustic in the two yurt camps but cosy warm and welcoming. Horse rides available and again a must do. We hired from the yurt camp and spent a glorious couple of hours exploring over the upper hillslopes-well worth it. While there were a few visitors around we did not feel crowded. Once on the upper hills on the horses, it was truly splendid isolation with stunning views. Caution though-the toilets are long drops and you need a key from the yurt camp to use them. As the yurt camp cleans them and supplies toilet paper (or a version of), you have to be staying at the camp to be able to use them.The public toilets defy any polite description and no-one should use them.
Written October 8, 2019
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Love to Travel
Potters Bar, UK737 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
We trekked up to mountain behind the caravansai and stayed in the yurts opposite.
The area is beautiful and from the tops of the local peaks you can get great views in all directions.
The caravansai is great for a quick visit but on its own not worth a detour. There is much debate whether this is really an old caravansai or whether it was actually a monestary, due to location and size.
When we were there it was popular with the locals with people having picnics and playing loud music.
Written June 28, 2019
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sleepster
Chicago, IL347 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Tash Rabat is a beautiful valley. Its history as a caravansarai gives it a sense of the ghosts of the many who passed through here. Don't go here just to see whats left architecturally, but it is part of the experience all the same. There is beauty and peacefulness in this space. Feeling and hearing the wind move through the valley was sort of magical. I only had lunch here as it was too early in the season to spend a night in a yurt. They were just being constructed for the season at the time I visited. I enjoyed the long road to get here. Not everyone will.
Written June 16, 2019
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK770 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We stopped briefly to visit this 15th Century caravansary on the silk trading route. It is an unexpected structure reminiscent of a stone castle and is incredibly strongly built with lovely scenery around complete with sheep and a shepherd. Various theories exist as to why it was built and by whom. It is worth a visit if you are in the area. .
Written June 13, 2019
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,726 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Couples
According to our guide, this was probably not a caravansary, although both guidebooks we have call it that. Reasons: it is 12-km off the Silk Road route that passes nearby; this seems to be too big a detour to spend the night for caravans that only did snout 30 km per day. Also, the layout does not appear to favor the housing of camels and bundles of trade goods, but rather might be more suited to a Christian or Buddhist monastery. Whatever its purpose, the building is mysterious and picturesque. You can request the key from the local woman who lives across from therntrance.
Written May 3, 2019
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Stanislas
Spain, El Centenillo, Spain9 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
It was an amazing trip to Tash Rabat! I have been there for two days. We started our trip from Bishkek and visited buhana tower. Than we drived to Tash Rabat via Naryn.First day we slept in yurt,second day visited Chatyr kol lake.All landscape,nature was excellent. We booked the tour by facebook,via company KYRGYZ WONDERS.They have also office at Kochkor centre.
Written March 24, 2019
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