Shokpar Petroglyphs (Shokpar Gorge)
Petroglyphs of Zhambyl region -
Organization of tours and recreation in the Zhambyl region -
Shokpar-petroglyphs (rock carvings) from the Bronze Age, are located in the Shokpar tract along the river, which is also called Shokpar. These rock carvings were discovered by chance during a study of the Zhambyl region in the distant past. The images were found on granite rocks, which are characteristic of such images, the dark-colored rock is very well suited for applying various kinds of images to them. Images of mountain goats, camels, etc. were found here.
How to get there, see -
The Shokpar petroglyphs are located in the Shokpar mountain gorge of the same name next to the Shokpar River, 1.5 kilometers from the Alaigyr station, Zhambyl region, Kurdai district.
GPS coordinates: N43°48'09 E74°25'55
The Shokpar petroglyphs are also an ancient Shokpar sanctuary, the remains of ancient settlements have been discovered in the area. Most of the petroglyphs are concentrated on the left bank of Shokpar, but images have also been found on the right bank. The A.H. Margulan Institute of Archaeology was engaged in the study of these petroglyphs. Petroglyphs belong to the Bronze Age, images of bull-tours, camels, horses, argali, goats, dogs, men in scenes of "confrontation" were found here. The nature of the Shokpar tract is incredibly beautiful, there are no people here, on the way you will meet only small farms. The Shokpar river is not big, it looks more like a stream, in the summer you can swim in the river, set up a camp on the shore and spend time, relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Shokpar petroglyphs (rock carvings) in Zhambyl region