Canyon Fairy Tale, Tosor

#5 of 17 in Nature in Issyk Kul Province
Marvel at rainbow-colored rocks, weirdly and fantastically shaped by the wind over centuries, at Canyon Fairy Tale. Sitting on the southern shores of the huge Lake Issyk-Kul, the canyon features rock formations resembling giant termite hills, with shades of red, yellow, and orange. Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped northern Tian Shan mountains, the canyon provides an amazing landscape for taking memorable photos. Use your imagination and try to see interesting shapes in the rocks, some of which resemble snakes, dragons, hippos, a sleeping giant, a castle, and even the Great Wall of China. The magical effect caused by light falling over the fabulous shapes and cracked rocks make a postcard-like scene to remember. Bring plenty of water for your walk through the isolated canyon. Put Canyon Fairy Tale at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tosor tourist route planner.
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53 reviews
  • August 12, 2017
    Easy access from the road (3 km) this vertical Rocky folding is very colorful, red ochre to pale yellow. The Kyrgyz people around here call him "the great wall of China". In my opinion she is most beautiful view from the bottom of the ravines of the crest of the folding. It is possible to make a small hike in a loop on this site. From the small parking lot to go eastward along the South face of the main stratum. Following gullies on 2 km downstream it flows into the bed of a dried up (in summer) rio who descends to the Lake and the road. Can't get lost by following the path of the water that goes naturally to the Lake.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Great Martian place! Can be a lot of napolzatsja on different slides, do a lot of great shots. With peaks overlook the Lake. Entrance fee. The place is quite tourist.
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  • June 19, 2017
    This place is well worth the trip! It is a beautiful place with various natural formations. Especially do not follow the information of little smart (...) do not go take a taxi in a town nearby to get there it will be expensive for nothing, simply ask a marshrutka (minibus) to drop you in front of the fairy tail canyon, there are between 10 and 20 minutes walk to reach the place and we can drop off their luggage in the time on the site. 50 som by people to enter the site (less than a euro). Few tourists and beautiful landscape (even if smaller than I thought a picture)
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