Turgen is one of the most beautiful gorges in Zailisky range. While you’re moving by the road that stretches deep into the canyon along the Turgen River, you feast your eyes on the richness of the luxuriant vegetation. Turgen valley is also known for its waterfalls: there are 7 big in this area.
TIEN SHAN GLACIERS
There are 370 glaciers in the central part of the Northern Tien Shan, with a total area of 540 sq.m. In this part, the height of the range exceeds 3.200m anywhere, and it reaches its maximum (5.017 m) in the Talgar Massif
Aktau is a small mountain massif located in the Eastern part of Altyn Emel National Park. The landscape of Aktau is so unusual and fantastic, that it feels like another planet
ASY HIGHLAND PLATEAU
The best place to discover the nomad’s life is to come to Asy (Assy) plateau, which is located 100km to the east from Almaty: it is a huge valley at a height of 2100-2800m above sea level, about 40km long.
Singing Dune is a huge sand hill with overall height of 150m and length about 3 kilometers, located on a right bank if Ili river, in central part of Altyn Emel National Park
Famous Kaindy lake appeared in 1911 after a earthquake. The natural dam stopped the flow of Kaindy river so it flooded the forest in the depth of the gorge and formed a highland lake. The tallest pine trees are still there inside a lake: their tops look like a strange paling above the turquoise water surface
TAMGALY (TANBALY) PETROGLYPHS
The Tamgaly (also called Tanbaly) “open-air” gallery, named after a Tamgaly river in the southeast part of Chu-Ili Mountains. The complex consists of more than 5.000 petroglyphs (rock carvings) dating from the second half of the second millennium BC to the beginning of the 20th century
Kolsai is a name for a cascade of three lakes in Kungey Alatau ridge. Kungei Alatau ridge, where the lakes are locted, is known for its amazing spectrum of high-altitude landscape zones with specific flora and fauna
Charyn National Park is located in the Almaty region, 195 km to the east of Almaty. It includes the area of the Charyn canyon and the Ancient Ash-tree Grove.
Bes Shatyr sacred area is the main ethnographic and archaeological site of the Altyn Emel National Park, located on a right bank if Ili river, in North-western part of the park