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Nazugum cave, sacred place

Travels and excursions in the Uygur region in the Almaty region

Sights of the Uygur region, Almaty region

Nazugum was the name of a woman of Uyghur nationality who escaped and hid in this cave from the slave owners. 1825-1828 in the city of Kashgar on the territory of China, an uprising against the Manchu-Chinese enslavers began, which was brutally suppressed by the Chinese authorities. Nazgum took an active part in this war and fought bravely and staunchly on a par with men. After the suppression of the uprising, all the men were executed, and the women were sent into slavery to be sold. Nazgum was among these women and she managed to escape from captivity and move to the territory of present-day Kazakhstan where she was hiding in a cave near the village of Ketmen, the cave is now named after her.

How to get there

The cave is located in the Almaty region, Uygur region, Kazakhstan. The height of the cave is 1200 meters above sea level. The main landmark here is the village of Ketmen. From the village of Ketmen to the Nazgum cave is 9 kilometers. Auto road Chundzha - Kolzhat, a country road is laid from the road to the cave, the distance is 19 kilometers.

Information for tourists

The cave is a sacred pilgrimage site. Grotto Nazgum is located in the mountains in the rock, a cave of natural formation. Soot from the fire remained on the walls of the cave, which reminds us that people lived here and warmed themselves by the fire on cold nights. There is a water source nearby, which made the stay in the cave a little more comfortable. On the way to the cave, you will see beautiful panoramas and landscapes of the Uygur region, Almaty region. It is a mountainous area with high enough mountains for the area.

Nazugum cave


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