Tamgaly Tas, Kapchagay

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Ponder over large enigmatic drawings at Tamgaly Tas, an ancient carved-stone World Heritage Site featuring some 5,000 petroglyphs dating from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. An open-air gallery of rock drawings, the gorge features images of animals and scenes of everyday life from the period, as well as images of Buddha and prayers carved in Tibetan, Kalmyk, and other languages. Distributed along several smaller canyons, petroglyphs can be found in several burial mounds and tombs showing life scenes of pastoral people. Go prepared to hike--the main rocks are a 15-minute walk from the nearest parking. Put Tamgaly Tas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kapchagay trip planner.
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  • First of all, do not get sidetracked by the photos posted, many of them are not from the Tamgaly open air museum of petrogliphs. That said, the place is worthy the daily trip, if you love the idea of....  more »
  • I travelled there with 2 friends of mine. I drove in my car. It took us around 2 hrs to get there. As you drive there you will enjoy the endless steppe. The entrance fee is 200 KZT/person. Most of.....  more »
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  • Nice view, great place to have a barbecue
  • Not too interesting. Nice views
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