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Tamgaly Tas Gorge - Buddha ancient petroglyphs (1 day tour)

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.

                                 

Prices include:

from 1 to 4 persons  - 150$ per car

 Car type: Jeep 4WD. 

 

from 5 persons and more - 150$ per car

                                  Car type: Comfortable minibus.

 

    Hert).  Not included: 

  meal 

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
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Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
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Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
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