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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. 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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  • Despite the fact, that this historical and architectual sight is in UNESCO, the surrounding is very dirty - lots of garbage, and terrain is a little bit demaged by building works. The tower is nice, y...  more »
  • The beautiful nature and fresh air. We saw very interesting places and compamos a beautiful souvenirs. Helped us enjoy our trip is the company Tourist Travel land Kyrgyzstan.La Tower Burana - a great almena in the Chuy Valley in the North of Kyrgyzstan. It is not far from the capital Bishkek.
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  • If you want to see a historical place in short time, Burana Tower is the closest ruins to Bishkek. Just 80 km away. It is a ruin of the Karahanid's city. They accepted Islam as a state religion for th...  more »
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  • 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
  • This is not just the place or tower, ask around the legends and history. People in nearby villages are very friendly.
  • 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.
  • Fabulous and worth a visit. Is one of the most important landmarks in Bishkek. His histories with the Silk Road. And the stories told about him vary like other myths
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  • A historic landmark for the people of Kyrgyzstan and their history in defense against the Russians.
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