Friday, June 28, 2013

KYRGYZSTAN ~Yurts in the mountains ~

My second amazing card from Kyrgyzstan...with a "yurt" view (that was on my wishlist for a long time)...
the country is home to the world´s 3rd highest mountain range...and I love their flag! ^__^
Thanks soooo much Alexander!!

Great Football stamps:
World Cup 2006 Germany.
(Issued 09.06.06)

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked republic in the eastern part of Central Asia which is bordered in the north by Kazakhstan, in the east by China, in the south by China and Tajikistan, and in the west by Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the capital and largest city.

A yurt is a traditional Kyrgyzstan dwelling. It is a round shaped construction made of wooden framework covered with felt carpet (koshma). Diameter of a common yurt is 4-9m. It is made of handmade woollen rugs (shirdak). Yurt has a round hole in the middle of roof for ventilation. Lighting is natural (through hole), by lamp, candle or by generator. Yurt is easily folding and portable, it takes 3-4 hours to set up.