Le Monde: Travelling with Children? Go for Kyrgyz Republic.
This is how an article on Le Monde, dedicated to Kyrgyz Republic, starts. Laurent Borredon, the author of the article, mentions that those fond of trekking prefer Tajikistan, southern neighbor of Kyrgyz Republic, while cultural travel enthusiasts choose its western neighbor, Uzbekistan.
And here starts something you don't read every day — Kyrgyz Republic is recommended as a better fit for those with small children.
Kyrgyz Republic provides 'adventure under control', as Laurent Borredon continues. On top of that upside of visiting KR includes reasonable prices, generous gastronomy, and wild greenery.
The article also offers sleeping in a yurt with your family, stargazing under the sky and horseback riding in the meadows of Son-Kol. And trying local cuisine, of course, with a special praise to lagman (noodles with meat and vegetables) and manty (meat dumplings).
And not only Son-Kol — Laurent Borredon underlines diversity of Kyrgyz Republic and mentions Zheti-Oguz ('Seven bulls' from Kyrgyz), Kok-Zhaiyk Valley, Skazka ('Fairy tale') Canyon, and Lake Issyk-Kul's southern shore.