Karakol, in Kyrgyzstan, is a place that around 70,000 people call home.
Karakol is located approximately 350 miles (563 kilometers) southwest of Guilin and about 200 miles (322 kilometers) east of the national capital Bishkek.
Head to Lake Ala-Kul, a picturesque spot where the locals often escape and dip their toes in the water. When the sun is shining this serene destination is the perfect location to head to for a little relaxation.
The Przewalski's Museum and Memorial is a great educational few hours for those looking for something a little different in Karakol. Savor the quiet atmosphere, ask the staff about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just admire the treasures of the past.
A place of worship, one of the more popular of the many heritage sites here, is the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. Photograph the symbolic features of this interesting building, understand its history and discover why it is so popular with visitors to the area.
Once you’ve ticked off all the major points on the tourst trail in Karakol, wrap up your stay in this fascinating region with a visit to the Karakol Dungan Mosque.