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Burana Tower, Tokmok

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The last remaining structure of the ancient city of Balasagun, Burana Tower offers a glimpse at a long-lost civilization. The tower was constructed between the 10th and 11th centuries and partially destroyed during an earthquake in the 16th century. Its diminished 25 m (82 ft) height can still be scaled by climbing an internal spiral staircase, leading to a panoramic viewing point. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Burana Tower by using our Tokmok travel itinerary planner .
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  • Important settlements were located in the area from Bishkek to Tokmok at Chui region. Burana complex is the main of them, which is well preserved and opened for visitors. The site is located at histor...  more »
  • East of Bishkek by car in the middle of the plain of about an hour alone and built Vrana distinctive Tower. Nicely restored is pretty rough, but the swath of bricks is clean. We can climb up to the top of the Tower, but recommended bring flashlight, black, narrow stairs. View of the plain from the top of the tower and Tian Shan mountains are superb. Open-air museum lined with stone who called bozhi tombstones on the side of the tower.
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  • In a country short of historic sites older than a few hundred years, this is a welcome place to connect to Kyrgyzstan's past. While there is not much of a museum facility, there are informational boar...  more »
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  • Nice UNESCO site, but there is only one tower, small museum and few ancient grave markers. Nice mountains in the background. Worth to visit. Fee 2$
  • Nice place, but not much to see apart from the tower and few object's in the museum. The headstone in the field nearby are very interesting.
  • Just great for taking pictures! One of the must to go sights in Kyrgyzstan
  • This place is very close to the heart of people of Bishkek. But unfortunately for people coming from other places there isn't much to see.
  • Important settlements were located in the area from Bishkek to Tokmok at Chui region. Burana complex is the main of them, which is well preserved and opened for visitors. The site is located at historical place Balasagun, which was the important town in the Chui valley. Today you can find here the tower (minaret), the exhibition of balbal stones, the ruins of 2 mausoleums and the small museum. It's good to visit the place with a local guide, who can tell you more about the location and important historical facts from this region. Good to visit on your trip around Kyrgyzstan, but even if you have just 1 day in Bishkek and want to learn more about the history of Kyrgyzstan.

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