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Monday, 20 July 2015

Kyzyl Center of Asia

Kyzyl, the capital city of the Tuva Republic, Russia. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan. The geographical center of Asia - the point marking the geographical center of the world's largest region. The title of the geographical center of Asia, claim several places, depending on the method of calculation and conditions - whether includes remote island in the list of the extreme points of Asia, or not. One of the "center" is a place located 20 kilometers east of Kyzyl in the confluence of the Biy-Khem (the Big Yenisey) and Ka-Khem ( the Small Yenisey). The first sightseeing to visit here is the Geographical Centre of Asia. Built in 1964, the monument represents a big globe on which the contours of continents are marked. 

Kyzyl Center of Asia
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A conditional obelisk "Center of Asia" was established on the banks of the Yenisei River in the central part of the city, but these coordinates are in fact the center of Asia is disputed (e.g., Ürümqi in China makes a similar claim). However, there is a monument labelled "Center of Asia" in English, Russian, and Tuvan which asserts this claim. Tos-Bulak is the area of open fields and mineral springs which lies immediately south of Kyzyl.

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
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Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Monument "Khaan and Kadyn are hunting" near to the monument "The Center of Asia"
Monument "Khaan and Kadyn are hunting" near to the monument "The Center of Asia" Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
Photo credit Rita Willaert

Kain versus Kain in the Centre of Asia in Kyzyl, Tuva, Siberia, Russia
Kain versus Kain in the Centre of Asia in Kyzyl, Tuva, Siberia, Russia. Photo credit onesecbeforethedub

Kyzyl, the geographical center of Asia
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Source  — Wikipedia

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