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Friday, 22 January 2016 08:57

Ulak tartysh

Ulak-Tartysh is the king of traditional games, dating from ancient times when horse-riding ability was an essential part of a nomad’s dignity and a swift horse was a sure sign of wealth. Like football with a goat instead of a ball, each team of up to 10 players tries to put a headless goat carcass into a goal, while the other team tries to prevent them.  The winners give the goat to a village house of their choice, and are in turn invited in.

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:56

Tyiyn engmei

Tyiyn-Enmei – picking up coins from the ground while galloping on a horse. Several skilled horse men try to compete with each other. The one who get the most coins will get the prize.

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:51

Kyz kuumai (girl chasing)

Kyz Kuumai translated asgirl chasing is oldest game our people have been enjoying for many years. A girls is given a strong horse and a boy is given weaker horse. A girls is given an advantage to start first and boy chases a girl right after she gallops. A task of the boy is to reach a girl and kiss on her face. It would be shame on a boy if he cannot do this task. As a second part of the game, girl chases a boy. Her task is to reach him and hit on his back with the wipe as strong as possible.

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:50

Er engish

Oodarysh (Er-Enish) - Wrestling on horseback. A man while on his horse tries to drag down his opponent from the horse. You need strong hands to win this game. Participants usually take off their upper clothes or shirt to ensure the comfortably. 

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:48

Arkan tartysh (rope pulling)

Arkant tartysh is one of the games Kyrgyz people enjoy playing. The word arkan means a rope and tartysh means dragging or puling. In the past, nomads used to test the men of the region with this game. The team consisting of 5 strong men from one tribe competes with other five men from another tribe. As the word start goes, they start pulling the rope to their direction. A team who pulls the opponent to their line will get the point. 

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 03:35

Beshkonush summer camp

In fact, Beshkonush is a gorge at the entrance to Alay valley. It is just 60 km from Osh city to the direction of Sarytash village. You will see a lot of yurts when you go deep into the gorge. Locals frequently arrange horse games in this gorge during summer time.  It is the right gorge for those who are eager to do short day trips from Osh city. Just take shared taxi heading on to Gulcha village from Osh city and be dropped off from the car when you see the arch "Alay region" under Chyyrchyck pass. Tunr right and enter the gorge.

Coordinates:

Latitude    40°12'8.90"N

Longitude    73°17'59.92"E

Published in Sightseeing

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