Saturday, May 19, 2012

A postcard from Kyrgyzstan: the Barskoon Waterfall

Kyrgyzstan is a nation located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

Located approximately 20km south of the village of Barskoon more on the southern shore of Kyrgyzstan's Lake Issyk Kul is the Barskoon Waterfall. You will find two monuments to Yuri Gagarin here. Legend has it that as he was hurtling into space on the first-ever manned space flight, he looked down and saw this waterfall. After his return from space, he made a point of coming to visit the waterfall, where he left an inscription on one of the rocks.

From a series of 4 stamps about Mountain Yaks of Kyrgyzstan.


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