op hat: UNESCO honours Kyrgyzstan’s ak-kalpak

Kyrgyzstan hoped for a fillip for its tourism on Tuesday after the distinctive headgear traditionally worn by its men, the…

Kyrgyzstan hoped for a fillip for its tourism on Tuesday after the distinctive headgear traditionally worn by its men, the ak-kalpak, won UNESCO intangible heritage status.

Inclusion on the prestigious global list “has some very positive aspects for us — including for tourism, to attract tourism to our country,” said deputy culture and tourism minister, Maksat Uulu Damir.

“This gives the international community a chance to get to know our mountainous country.”

UNESCO annually announces a list of cultural artifacts that encapsulate the spirit and heritage of their countries. Those added this month included traditional Thai massage.

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