The yurt is one of the main symbols of the Kyrgyz, part of their life, and the main attribute of nomadic culture.
The outside is made of felt, and the top of the yurt is a wooden circle, called a tunduk. A small flap of felt covers the tunduk, which can be opened when weather is nice to let in light and fresh air, and closed when the weather is cold and wet. The tunduk is one of the most essential designs in Kyrgyzstan, and is used on the flag. The whole design of yurts was centered around being both portable and flexible, suitable for any season or location.
You will be offered to construct the yurt yourself which is a great team-building activity. And you will know more about the nomadic traditions or even feel the nomad yourself.