Bayan-Jurek mountain valley in Almaty region, Kazakhstan.
Excursion to Bayan-Zhurek valley from Almaty.
Bayan-Zhurek (mighty heart) is a beautiful valley and not very high mountains as beautiful in the Dzungarian Alatau region. The Bayan Zhurek Valley and the complex of cave paintings adjacent to it are located in Aksuisk district, Almaty region, the Republic of Kazakhstan. The length of the entire valley 15 kilometers, a width 10 kilometers, the height of this area is 2100 meters above sea level. The valley is very beautiful composed of limestone, sandstone and schists. Here the river Bouyen originates.
How to visit Bayan-Zhurek valley.
In the Bayan-Zhurek valley, archaeological work was carried out, upon completion of work it was established that in this region there were more than one ancient settlement dating back to the early Iron Age. Also at the end of the 19th century, Pantusov discovered petroglyphs (cave paintings) on the Kurty River in the Chulak Mountains, the Terekty Gorge and in other places.
The Bayan Zhurek valley is known for its cave paintings (petroglyphic complex).
Tourist information Bayan-Zhurek valley.
This area and valley has always attracted people with its climate. In the Bayan Zhurek mountains there is never a "jute". (Jute - is a massive cattle death caused by icing of pastures or heavy snowfall, which makes it difficult to graze cattle (horses, sheep) in Kazakhstan).
The legend says that if horses had grazed here for 6 years, then Tulpars would be born (Tulpar is a winged horse).