Fairy Tale Canyon

Month of the year to visit: full year

Transportation: people can take a taxi to Fairy Tale canyon.
Canyon "Fairy Tale" (Skazka) - the popular gorge with red clay rocks on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul attracts with its easy accessibility, uniqueness of contrasting landscapes and memorable colorful photos. Just imagine the combination of blue sky, bright sun, bizarre slopes of alternating colors from pale sand to deep brick.

For many centuries, the nature and climate of the region have been transforming the eolian canyon into mysterious forms and images of heroes from the world of fairy tales.
Here you can walk along the edge of the ridge of the dragon located on patrol, look into the caves of its eyes, descend along its clawed paws or dashingly jumping from side to side to reach its long tail, and in between wanderings admire the recognition of its prey in the form of a deer and an eagle.

Moreover, in each visit, a change in his posture or new prey is detected, because the wind and rain change these bizarre figures of stone and clay. There is a piece of the Chinese wall and a predator frozen in the moment of hunting. It remains to just come and see. In addition, in the words of tourists, their own fantasy world makes the experience simply unique.

Canyon “Fairy Tale" (Skazka) is a characteristic place and suitable for all visitors with different moods and goals:

  • someone enjoys overcoming winding slopes;
  • someone guesses new forms and images;
  • someone finds peace of mind and harmony in the yoga position lotus;
  • someone impresses their loved ones with a marriage proposal in a colorful place;
  • and someone spends a shooting day for a galaxy of textured photos.

Important: No one is indifferent! Everyone is impressed!

A visit to the “Fairy Tale” canyon always ends with the acquisition of a new wisdom of being.

The Fairy Tale can be enjoyed at almost any time of the year, except for the rainy season.

The location is suitable for everyone to visit, because of comfortable infrastructure:

  • the road mostly is asphalted and some section of it is gravel (will be appreciated by car drivers and motorists, as well as cyclists);
  • spacious parking lot;
  • expanse for a photo;
  • popular paths deep into the gorge;
  • viewing natural sites.

The Fairy Tale can be enjoyed at almost any time of the year, except for rainy days.

Other places to visit in Kyrgyzstan

Kegety Gorge is a wonderful place near the capital of Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 4000 m above sea level. Not a classic gorge is appreciated by tourists for its spaciousness - wide and long, about 27 km.

Within our republic's territory, there exist numerous architectural monuments, with one of the most renowned being the Burana Tower. The term "Burana" is derived from the word "monora," which means minaret. The minaret is a part of the ancient Burana settlement, situated 12 kilometers from the town of Tokmok and 80 kilometers from Bishkek. Burana Tower stands as one of the oldest structures within our republic. Its construction dates back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Originally, the minaret's height reached 40 meters, and according to some researchers, possibly 45 meters. Its upper section was crowned with a dome-shaped lantern, similar to other structures of its kind. However, due to the consequences of an earthquake that occurred around the 15th or 16th centuries, the upper portion was destroyed. As of today, the tower's height stands at 21.7 meters.

Sary Chelek is an enchanting place that captivates even the most discerning enthusiasts of flora and fauna. The most popular route leads to Lake Sary Chelek, located near the Chatkal Range at an altitude of 1940 m.

The national park Ala-Archa is a picturesque delight for the eyes, it is located nearby Bishkek, Ala-Too Kyrgyz ridges. The national park stretches at an altitude of 1600-4860m and is a favorite place of citizens and guests of the capital.

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Karakol (formerly known as Przhevalsk from 1889 to 1922 and from 1939 to 1992) is the fourth most populous city in Kyrgyzstan. It serves as the administrative center of the Issyk-Kul region. The city is located near the eastern end of Lake Issyk-Kul, approximately 150 kilometers from the Kyrgyz-Chinese border and 380 kilometers from the capital, Bishkek. Geographically, it is situated at an elevation ranging from 1690 to 1850 meters above sea level.

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