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Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs on the Ili river.

Buddha images in Altyn-Emel park.

Rafting on the Ili River in the Tamgaly-Tas tract.

Rock carvings in the Tamgaly-Tas tract on the river or are very popular. The images of the Buddha that were discovered here were supposedly depicted here 500 years ago. Buddha images were depicted on large rocks, which are located on the banks of the Ili River. Tamgaly-Tas in translation from the Kazakh language means "stones with drawings". Images of the Buddha (Bodhisattvas) are very beautiful and well preserved, you can also see Tibetan inscriptions here, the drawings date back to the XIV-XVI centuries. The Tamgaly-Tas complex also includes ancient Turkic runic inscriptions of the 8th-9th centuries, presumably left by the Kipchaks.

Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs on the Ili River - how to get there.

Tamgaly-Tas is located in the Almaty region, 120 kilometers from the city of Almaty to the north, petroglyphs are located in the tract, which is also called Tamgaly-Tas, on the banks of the Ili River. GPS coordinates of Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs: 44°03′43″ N 77°00′02″ E

Tamgaly-Tas - information for tourists.

Tamgaly-Tas is the rarest monument of ancient creativity and history; it was a sacred Buddhist temple where prayers and meditations were held. Tamgaly-Tas is a popular place, the tract and rock carvings can be seen when you are rafting down the Ili River, they usually make a stop at the tract and have an excursion. You can also visit the Tamgaly-Tas tract and Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs by car and relax on the banks of the Ili River. You can fish on the Ili River, but for this you need to purchase a fishing permit.

Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs on the Ili River.


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