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. To visit Burana Tower on your holiday in Tokmok, and find out what else Tokmok has to offer, use our Tokmok trip builder.
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Ziggy28104August 17, 2017
Being an important icon for Kyrgyzstan I kinda expected a bit more, getting there will take about a two hours from Bishkek and is a good day trip. but once you arrive to see Burana it is kinda underwh... more »
Brink BJune 28, 2017
Neben dem Turm gibt es eine kleines Museum mit Ausgrabungen zu besichtigen, die auch auf englisch beschriftet sind. Der Eintritt kostet zusammen 110 Som (50 & 60 Som). An unserem regnerischen Besuchst... more »Next to the Tower there to visit a small museum with excavations that are labeled in English. The entrance costs together 110 som (50 & 60 SOM). On our rainy day of the visit was little going on. In the gift shop, which is housed in a yurt, there to buy postcards. Nice for a short stopover on the way from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul. Well signposted.
johan cJune 20, 2017
La tour a été restaurée suite à sa destruction par des tremblements de terre, mais elle reste toujours aussi belle et intéressante à voir. Le lieu regroupe un musée des mausolées et les fondations d'u... more »The Tower has been restored after its destruction by earthquakes, but it is always as beautiful and interesting to see. The place includes a Museum of the mausoleums and the foundations of a fort. It's worth the detour on the way to Bishkek. I have Vertigo, but except the metal stairs, the rest not asked me of problems. The steps are very high inside the building.
Michael TurtleDecember 1, 2016
It's not the easiest place to get to but it's worth the effort. The tower is from the 11th century and a great example of the cultures that lived here a thousands years ago. Most of the rest of the city has either disappeared or is still buried underground. The museum is basic.
Ilias JumadilovSeptember 3, 2015
One of the place that shows you what type of building Kyrgyz people had in 10-11 century. Very beautiful and deserve to be visited. In near museum people will explain you in English, French or even Spanish Kyrgyz history
Dr. Thomas LiptakAugust 9, 2013
Burana Tower is a large minaret dated of IX AD. The tower, along with grave markers (bal-bals), some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagyn, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the IX century. Current height of tower is 25 m which is about half less of its original height of 45 m. An external staircase and steep, winding stairway inside the tower enables visitors to climb to the top.
Elaman ImashovDecember 3, 2015
This is not just the place or tower, ask around the legends and history. People in nearby villages are very friendly.
Shourya joshiFebruary 19, 2015
its very pretty!
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