Feel the risk of the ancient Silk Road trade at Tash Rabat. This 15th century stone caravanserai (or roadside inn) sits at 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Originally built as a Nestorian monastery in the 10th century on the road from Bishkek to Torugart Pass, this sheltered trading stopover has 31 dome-shaped rooms made of crushed stone on clay mortar with gypsum mortar in sealing joints. You'll find on-site camping available with basic facilities and yaks, yurts, nomads some 17 km (10.5 mi) from the end of the paved road. Unmatched starry skies will be your reward if you stay overnight here. Put Tash Rabat into our Naryn Province vacation app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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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... more »
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 ar... more »
We had a nice stay here. Lovely scenery, nice yurts with heating and friendly hosts. Definitely try the sauna!
Never been here but feel like I have as I saw it on Joanna Lumley’s tv programme, the Silk Rd. looks amazing
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