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Boom Gorge, Bishkek

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  • great road, beautiful views on the way to Issyk-kul. By the way, right by the road sold national goodies - kurut, smoked fish, max drinks and kymyz
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  • It's beautiful, nice road drive. But there are so many other places nearby Bishkek such as AlaArcha, Kegety, ChonKemin that Boom Gorge is just another road drive.  more »
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  • Boom Gorge, Kyrgyzstan 112 km (70 miles) from Bishkek on the way to Issyk-Kul, the road enters Boom Gorge, which lies at the eastern end of the Kyrgyz Range and provides the only corridor between Issyk-Kul and Bishkek. Passing together through this narrow canyon are a highway, a railroad, and the Chu River. The name Boom (pronounced “bom”) means “evil spirit”. The gorge acquired this name in recognition of the trials and tribulations it presented to anyone who tried to pass through it. The first outsider to do so was the 19th century Russian explorer Pyotr Semyonov (Tienshansky), in 1850. He wrote in his memoirs: “The Boom Gorge is a deserted death trap. We could hardly advance along our path, which didn’t always follow the riverbank, as sometimes the cliffs would drop strictly vertically, forcing us to clamber up the walls of this stone corridor. To avoid such detours, we preferred, where possible, to wade against the violent torrent that hid the bed of rocks and promised every second to wash us away.”
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