The largest walnut forest in the world

Arslanbob is located in the Jalal-Abad region and is the largest walnut forest in the world. It is located at an altitude of 1600 meters and has an area of 600,000 hectares. In addition to walnuts, about 130 plant species grow here: apples, pistachios, cherry plums, pears, almonds and others. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, do not miss the opportunity to visit this place.

Arslanbob originated in distant antiquity, there are assumptions that it is more than 50 million years old. Every year up to 1,500 tons of nuts and 5,000 tons of apples, pistachios and cherry plums are harvested here. During the Great Silk Road, nuts from Arslanbob were transported to different parts of the world. There is a legend that once Alexander the Great himself took the fruit of a nut to Greece, from where it got its name – walnut.

During a trip to the south of Kyrgyzstan, more precisely, having arrived in Arslanbob, go to the large and small waterfalls, which are also one of the main attractions of this area, and take a walk to them. A trip to Arslanbob is a great opportunity to feel the gifts of nature, plunge into the greenery and feel the flavor of the area.