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Museum of Petroglyphs, Cholpon Ata

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our Cholpon Ata itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Museum of Petroglyphs and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A really huge stone field with wonderful stone age drawings on very special stones. Worth a visit!
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  • One of the few place to see them. Well laid out. Not well documented but huge collection. Very similar in design and background. If passing by make sure u stop. 
  • While I'd entirely agree with the favourable comments about this site, nobody seems to have posted an important practical tip-many of the petroglyphs are virtually impossible to see at some times of d...  read more »
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