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Bayan-Zhurek petroglyphs

Travel from Almaty to Bayan-Zhurek to the petroglyphs of Bayan-Zhurek

Bayan Zhurek is the name of the mountains and the mountain is a very beautiful and picturesque valley. Bayan Zhurek
in translation from Kazakh means "Mighty Heart". The Bayan Zhurek Mountains are part of the Dzungarian Alatau, the length of the valley is 23 kilometers.

How to get there

The place of Bayan Zhurek is located in Kazakhstan, Almaty region, Aksu district, Kapal village. The main landmark is the village of Kapal, the Bayan Zhurek Valley starts right from this village. There is no infrastructure here, so this is a complete autonomous journey with the installation of a base camp and accommodation in comfortable tents.

Bayan Zhurek-petroglyphs (rock art)

On the territory of the valley at the end of the XIX century, N.N. Pantusov discovered rock carvings (petroglyphs) in large numbers throughout the Bayan Zhurek valley. Petroglyphs are scattered throughout the valley, here you can find images of groups of people, pets, mountain goats, hunting scenes, etc.

Information for the tourist

Bayan Zhurek is a mountain jailau, a large open very beautiful valley, you can travel here in spring and early summer, at this time there is an abundance of flowers and it is very beautiful. The height of the Bayan Zhurek is 2100 meters above sea level. The Buen River originates here.

Bayan Zhurek petroglyphs and rock carvings


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