STORY: Would you like to try drinking and bathing in mare's milk?
Come to Kyrgyzstan
The Central Asian country is hoping to attract more tourists
with a unique spa treatment
Drinking and bathing in fermented mare's milk, called 'kumis'
is believed to boost immunity
(Guljamal Mambetova, Visitor) "I try to come here and drink mare’s milk every year in May or June before the Dipper is seen (in the sky). I've noticed judging from my health that in those years when I don't drink kumis I feel weak and when I drink it, I don't get sick, I don't even catch the flu during winter. I feel good."
The capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
is named after a paddle used to churn the fermented milk
Fresh horse milk, known as 'saamal,' is also available to visitors