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Tamgaly Tas, Almaty

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Ponder over large enigmatic drawings at Tamgaly Tas, an ancient carved-stone World Heritage Site featuring some 5,000 petroglyphs dating from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. An open-air gallery of rock drawings, the gorge features images of animals and scenes of everyday life from the period, as well as images of Buddha and prayers carved in Tibetan, Kalmyk, and other languages. Distributed along several smaller canyons, petroglyphs can be found in several burial mounds and tombs showing life scenes of pastoral people. Go prepared to hike--the main rocks are a 15-minute walk from the nearest parking. Make Tamgaly Tas a part of your Almaty vacation plans using our Almaty travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    You kan touch and discover lots of these præhistorical signs from former times in the area. Maybe it should not be that easy to get to. Parking ground nearby and a authentic souvenirseller in a tent c...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Long knew about this place a few times already went there to relax Or River. By the way, not all ancient inscriptions, something fake for the filming of a movie. The river used to be clean. Now the picture is much worse. Finally zagadiv Kapchigaj, tourists rushed to shore, Or zagazheny, the stones are covered letterings, sometimes you have to look for a good place for a picnic because of wildly behaving neighbors or garbage heaps. Kazakhstan is becoming less and less places for outdoor recreation.
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  • June 21, 2017
    My partner and I hired a driver to drive us there from the city of Almaty last summer. It took us a couple hours to be there. The whole journey to there was amazing with wonderful view. But once we ar...  more »

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