Interesting Facts about Kyrgyzstan

  • Handshaking is a very important part of Kyrgyz culture. Every morning when males meet each other they always shake their hands.
  • The Kyrgyz people value cleanliness a great deal. You need to always take off your shoes before walking into anyone’s house.
  • People in Kyrgyzstan love tea. It is like a replacement for water here, and they drink tea with pretty much every meal.
  • Kyrgyzstan's epic poem, Manas, an oral tale passed down through the generations, is said to be over 500,000 lines long. This makes it the longest epic in the world.
  • Kyrgyz people were originally nomadic. They, therefore, ate mainly meat as they rarely settled long enough to grow vegetables.

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