Can you name the place in the photograph game?

Travel Forums Travel Photography Can you name the place in the photograph game?

3221. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 1666 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

An article of clothing often seen here has been placed on Unesco's cultural heritage list. Their flag is actually a depiction of accommodation.....

3222. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2551 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Ecuador? Their flag's got a steamboat on it and their straw hats are on the UNESCO 'intangible cultural heritage list' (which is a bit odd because straw hats are definitely tangible).

[ Edit: Edited on 4 Apr 2021, 12:37 GMT by leics2 ]

3223. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 1048 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Somewhere in Kyrgyztan?

Their flag features a depiction of a vent (I believe) from a yurt..

UNESCO and clothing: I'm thinking somewhere along the Silk Road?

[ Edit: Edited on 4 Apr 2021, 13:21 GMT by road to roam ]

3224. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 1666 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Welcome to:
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The capital of Kyrgzystan:
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The traditional Kalpak hat has been awarded the status of Unesco intangible heritage item:
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The hat is said to be a nod to the high mountains in the country.

The flag:
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is a depiction of the poles at the top of a yurt from the inside. This is the outside:
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It is a former Soviet Republic (USSR):
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Part of the Silk Road:
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You can get Kyrgyzstan Flavoured Chicken (KFC) - a whole country in just one bite! :
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And eat (at the time I visited) no less than 3 restaurants named 'Obama'
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You can always find bread (big Soviet thing in the day).
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They always seem to have bloodshed during elections in and around the parliament building:
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The first was in 2005, my photos show the memorial in 2013. Last year (2020), same thing, same place.

Oh, and the Christmas Snake showed up again....
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Welcome to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Your turn Jerry!

[ Edit: Edited on 4 Apr 2021, 13:41 GMT by DAOonVT ]

3225. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 1048 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

This turn is up for grabs to the next taker. I'd like to add another photo myself but we've been on the road for a few days, wifi is hard to come by and I just figured out the thumb drive containing photos is burried deep in a rucksack! :)

3226. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 1666 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Leics2 and I just had our turns...so someone else please post a photo!

3227. Posted by Psamathe (Budding Member 166 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

OK, to keep it going what should be an easy one (but I'm a poor judge of easy/difficult), intent to be more of a "who gets it 1st".
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https://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/stream/photoID/5855465/users/Psamathe/

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As it's intended for "speed" happy to accept the nearest city.

Ian

[ Edit: Edited on 4 Apr 2021, 19:28 GMT by Psamathe ]

3228. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 1666 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I seem to remember you having a map on VT....

OK, we seem to be in Asia...

3229. Posted by Psamathe (Budding Member 166 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I only joined recently and not previously on VT so not my map.

But, yes, somewhere in Asia.

Ian

3230. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 1666 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Apologies, someone on VT had a very similar user name (Dutch if I remember).