Tamgaly-Tas (Almaty region)
Tamgaly-Tas ("stones with signs / painted stones") - a tract along the Ili River, 120 km north of the city of Almaty, where a lot of petroglyphs, images of mysterious deities, late Buddhist inscriptions have been preserved on the rocks. Among the petroglyphs there are about a thousand rock images, among which the most famous are the Buddha images of Shakyamuni, the Buddha of the Infinite Light of Amitabha and the Bodhisattva of the Infinite Sympathy Avalokiteshvara. In addition to Buddhist drawings and inscriptions, there is a stone with ancient Turkic runic letters of VIII-IX centuries, supposedly left by the Kipchaks. Tamgaly-Tas is under the protection of the government of Kazakhstan as a cultural monument and is a Buddhist temple in the open air as evidenced by a sgn at the entrance to the tract.
from 1 to 4 persons - 150$ per car
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from 5 persons and more - 150$ per car
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