Dzungarian Gate in East Kazakhstan region.
Dzungarskie gates (Zhetysu gates) - a trip from Khorgos to Almaty.
Zhetysu Gates, Dzhungarskie Gates - a natural transition between Zhetysu Alatau (Dzhungarskiy Alatau) in the west, Birliktau and Mailytau ridges in the east. It connects the Balkhash-Alakol depression through the Ebinur lake with the Dzungarian plain. The absolute height is 300-400 m, the length is 80 km, the narrowest point is 10 km. To the north is Lake Zhalanashkol. The climate is arid with strong winds. In winter, the wind blows from the south and southeast, and in summer, from the north and northwest. In winter, the wind speed reaches 60-80 m / s.
Dzungarian Gate-information for tourists.
Due to its thin and long shape, the Semirechye Gate forms a natural wind tunnel. When passing through the gate, the wind is compressed and the wind speed increases to 70 m / s. The Semirechye Gate is the "wind pole" in Central Asia, from where huge air masses move in the Eurasian basin.
Dzungarian gate - how to get there.
In ancient times, the Semirechye gate was a means of communication between the nomadic peoples of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. P.P. Semenov-Tien-Shansky, Chokan Valikhanov, N.M. Przhevalsky L.S. Berg was studied by traveling scientists. The Dostyk-Alashankou (Gofuzdi) railway, connecting Kazakhstan and China, passes through the gate. Natural narrow passage less than 10 km wide.
Dzungarian gate is a legend.
The Saikan wind has several meanings in the Chinese translation - "Lord of the Rings", "Winged Wind" or "Windrunner". According to legend, about 300 years ago, during the war with the Dzungars, when Kabanbai batyr defeated them and went into a deep gorge, a deep river flowed. Kabanbai batyr raised his hand and said "Stop". Since then, the river has been called Tokta. Today the bridge across the river on the Usharal-Dostyk road is one of the most dangerous.