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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. 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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  • Costing 50 som, the gentleman who collects the fee is lovely. There is a lack of information but at least they have the information board to give you some idea of what it is. Huge place filled with ro...  more »
  • Interesting place, an easy 40 minute walk from the town centre. 45minutes are sufficient to walk around. Bring sunscreen or any sort of cover for there is no shadow. 50som entrance fee.  more »
  • So old, so strange , so mysterious ..... not far from lake if you have got the right driver... promise yourself to go... advise is : go there just before sunset... you will see more... in bright sunli...  more »