Museum of Petroglyphs, Cholpon Ata

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Examine timeless stone drawings at Museum of Petroglyphs, a huge stone field with thousands of boulders on the northern shores of Lake Issyk-Kul. This stone garden covers 42 hectares (104 acres) and features some 2,000 petroglyphs dating from 800 CE to 1200 BCE. Motifs of sacrifice, hunting scenes, wars, animals, and examples of everyday chores can be seen depicted on stones ranging from 30 cm (11 in) to 3 m (9 ft) in size. Take time to explore the lichen-covered carved stone warriors, tombs, and stone circles. English-speaking guides are available on site. Make Museum of Petroglyphs part of your personalized Cholpon Ata itinerary using our Cholpon Ata online tour itinerary builder .
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  • near the Center is the open-air museum. leisure places for photos. the place is huge.
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  • Museum of petroglyphs is a large open-air stone Park. Before the tour start date see the plan of the Park (stand). We did not, in the end, looked only half. In General, visit turned out to be interesting. That's just not enough Park appearance (no direction signs, some rolled plates and are not restored).
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  • Best period to visit is early morning or late evening when sun is not shining brightly. Interesting place to visit. Suggest to everyone who are coming to Issyk-Kul  more »
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  • An open air museum where you can find stones with ancient drawings
  • For me only few stones :) and they try to cheat us at entrance fee.
  • Other Petroglyph sites are far more interesting (although more remote). This one doesn't look like Petroglyph per se but rather painting on the rocks (which most of them are fading away)
  • If you expect to find hundreds of petroglyphs right at the entrance, then you're at the wrong spot. I took a short walk through the museum and saw some nice paintings.
  • A bit of a disappointment. Very little description. After a few, u have been them All. I recommend to keep your visit below 30 minutes
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