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Kirgistan question

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In July we will travel by bikes and Defender in Kirgistan.
I have question about better road over Lake Issyk-Kul. Is is north or south side?
I think that south is less travel and more quiet, but I really don't know what to choose.

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Hi folks
In July we will travel by bikes and Defender in Kirgistan.
I have question about better road over Lake Issyk-Kul. Is is north or south side?
I think that south is less travel and more quiet, but I really don't know what to choose.

Thanks

Bartosz
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if you mean nice for better road along the yssyk kul i would say south. more wild (road conditons too) and less trsffic then the north route. i would also to suggest not to miss the song kol lake on the road to naryn. it is an absolute must to see.

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Thanks for answer.
Now I know to take south route.
I have indeed in my plans to visit Son-kol Lake.
I saw very good pictures on you www.

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HI Bartosz
I agree with Nicoletti. We preferred the south side, the north side is much more developed though if chubby, sunburnt Musocvites frolicking in their Speedos is your idea of good scenery then head that way.
Otherwise, go south. We found a couple of places that were nice to just camp out on the sandy beaches, swimming in the lake each day, camp fires in the evening and we didn't see anybody else - my idea of bliss.

I'd also say ditto to the suggestion about Song Kul and its beautiful lake, chilly at 3000 metres with a refreshing feel if you dare to have a morning swim
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I'm totally asserted to drive south route and visit Song Kul Lake also.
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