One-day tour "petroglyphs of Tamgaly Tas"
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 sign at the entrance to the tract.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.