<ul><li>Ala Too mountains. </li></ul>Mountains and Lakes The arms of two great mountain ranges embrace over 90 per cent of the country: the Tien Shan ("Heavenly Mountains") stretch for 2,500 km from east to west, while the magnificent melee of snowbound peaks which make up the Tajik Pamir spills its dramatic, arid slopes into southern Kyrgyzstan. Over 30 per cent of the country is blanketed in permanent snow and ice. . Peak Lenin: 7,134 metres Peak Pobeda: 7,439 meters Issyk-Kul Lake Son-Kul Lake Sary Chelek Lake
<ul><li>National Emblem was approved on 14 January in 1994 . There is a white falcon, Issyk Kul lake, Ala Too mountains, rising sun. </li></ul>Flag was adopted on 3 March in 1992 . It consist of yellow sun in center with 40 rays on the red baground. The are “tunduk” in the center of the sun. Kyrgyzstan became an independence country on 31 August 1991.
Manas Epic <ul><li>The monumental epic Manas is the most treasured expression of the national heritage of the Kyrgyz people. Composed and sung entirely in oral form by various singers throughout the centuries, Manas is regarded as the epitome of oral creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Today there are about sixty versions of the epic Manas recorded from various epic singers and oral poets. Its longest version, consisting of half a million (500553) poetic lines </li></ul>