Cholpon Ata, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Visit Suyab, an ancient Chinese city best known as the birthplace of Li Bai, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty era.
Suyab is largely undiscovered and barely excavated. The archaeological site expands 30 hectares, but only a small portion of its facades can be seen from above the ground, prompting us to wonder the mystery of what lies under.
Suyab was once an ancient Silk Road site where the Sogdian merchants would rest, as first recorded by Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang during the yesar 629.