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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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  • Cognitive space. On the rocks of ancient Buddha images and ancient texts in Tibetan. the river flows nearby, or.
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  • Arrival 3-4 h, departure 3-4 h - da remains not much time for the real attraction. Although for UNESCO World Heritage nothing should be collected, the State enjoys to gamble good since 2016 by every 500 tenge off - the Treasury is empty. But still worth seeing are the petroglyphs in the endless steppe!
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  • Kapchagay district from even less than an hour in a taxi. Located on the banks of the river. Tibetan Buddhist murals remain clear. Buddha, several Buddha figure is depicted in the rock beneath was inscribed with Tibetan characters. Access is difficult (often that local taxi drivers do not know the way), the Temple of love please come look at. From Almaty is available one day.
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