Tamgaly Tas

Duration — 6-7 hours

Feel the breath of history and take the tour to Tamgaly Tas — the place on the right bank of the Ili River, where images of Buddha and other deities look at the sky from a huge stone for many centuries already, where mysterious black rocks keep a great amount of petroglyphs and late Buddhist inscriptions…

You have a great opportunity not only enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Almaty region, but also see the one of the unique monuments of the past — Tamgaly Tas, where fragments of the rocks keep images of Buddha. It is still unknown when and under what circumstances these images have appeared, and who is the author — the scientists have been unraveling a mystery of these enigmatic drawings for more than 150 years already. 

On the way you are expected the brief stop at Kapchagai reservoir — the «artificial sea» which is the favorite and the most visited recreation area for Almaty citizens in the region. Upon arrival to Tamgaly Tas Gorge the guide will tell you a lot of interesting things about this amazing place. On the opposite bank of the Ili River you can observe the scenery of medieval Kazakhstan which has been specially constructed for the movie «The Nomad».

You also will have a picnic on the bank of the Ili River and free time for rest at nature.