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Charyn Canyon, Almaty Province
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Take a trek along Charyn Canyon, a vast river gorge known for its interesting rock formations. More than 80 km (50 mi ) in length and reaching depths of 150 m (490 ft), the canyon features hiking trails through its impressive scenery. Although the drive from Almaty is long and bumpy, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views and picturesque riverside spots, great for camping or a picnic. Bring plenty of supplies, as the area lacks facilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Charyn Canyon by using our Almaty Province tourist route planner.
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  • After we the Grand Canyon and Bryan Canyon had seen, we wanted to see also the "little" brother! Our opinion as a wonder of the world! The only thing we would like to give as a tip, is the road! It is really very, very, very hard to arrive
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  • We were on a Central Asia tour that traveled from Almaty to Karokol, Kyrgyzstan. Thus, we did not make a "daytrip" out of Almaty and back (which may take more than 6 hours both ways, just on the road)...  more »
  • If you've never been to the Grand Canyon in western United States, then this is definitely the right consolation prize for you. The avenue of castles, hiking along the rushing Charyn river, camping un...  more »

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