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Tamgaly Gorge, Almaty Region

Tamgaly is a petroglyph site in the Zhetysu of Kazakhstan. Tamgaly became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Tamgaly is located 170 km (by road) northwest of Almaty.DescriptionThe majority of the 5000 petroglyphs are in the main canyon, but there are a number in the many side canyons. The petrogylphs are mostly Bronze Age, but in some cases have been overlaid with Medieval or later etchings. There are some petrogylphs from the Iron Age. The name Tamgaly in Kazakh and other Turkic languages means "painted or marked place".
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  • In fact for a year there was not, but before that was 4 times. And every time it was interesting. Various rock paintings give an understanding of the life of ancient people. The river or brings tranquility to its leisurely course... In summer time you can swim in the river. The location is very interesting for fishermen. Also on the rocks periodically held competitions for active tourism-climbing, etc.
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  • We had contacted indy-guide.com to reserve "Tamgaly petroglyphs Tour - Day Trip Almaty" by Tatyana Gussar. She and her husband, Ramon, picked us up at 8 AM in their nice air conditioned Toyota at our ...  more »
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  • It is a unique open-air museum where you can immerse yourself in history 3000 - 5000 years ago!
  • Tanbaly Petroglyphs protected by UNESCO, were discovered for the first time in 1957 by the great archaeologist Anna Maximova. ranging from the Bronze Age to the XIII-XIV centuries AD
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