In the national park of the Ile-Alatau in 90 km. from Almaty located a beautiful piece of nature — Turgen Gorge. Today it is one of the visited tourist destinations in the Almaty region. It caused by the fact that gorge offers a wide choice of entertainment. Such as: trout Farm, ostrich farm, a huge figure of the Golden Man and frozen snow leopard, open-air museum, Issyk mounds and many other entertainments. Also, have an opportunity to visit the Turgen waterfalls. They are characterized by their height, beauty and availability. The most famous of them — Bear Falls, the height of about 40 meters.
Museum of the Golden Man and Issyk mound
The most striking manifestation of the Saka culture in Kazakhstan — archaeological sites, burial mounds. Among them, the rarest of their wealth is Issyk burial mound, located in Almaty region on the outskirts of Issyk village, 50 km from the city of Almaty. At first glance, this burial unremarkable. However, it became famous thanks to the discovery in one of the tombs, called «Issyk mound.» In 1969, in this mound found Golden Man. Saka warrior of the tribe tigrahaud, in golden armor. This warrior became the most valuable archaeological discovery in Kazakhstan. The diameter of the mound was — 60 meters and a height in the range of 6 meters. It also found more than 4000 gold jewelry made about V-VI century BC. At the site, recently built a new museum — The State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum «Issyk». In which located the copy of the Golden Man and his attributes, and model of Saki mounds in the cut. Golden Warrior is one of the national symbols of Kazakhstan, so it is very interesting to visit the mound Issyk — a fascinating place where he was found.
High plateau Assy
High plateau Assy located at an altitude of 2600 m. above sea level, in 100 km east of the city of Almaty and consists of a plateau with stunning scenery around. Assy plateau, known since ancient times as a summer pasture, where grazing ancient herds of horses. However, in our time, in the summer period on the plateau, you can see hundreds of yurts and numerous herds. At the top of the plateau built Astrophysical Observatory, one of the largest telescopes in the world. The observatory was built in 1976.
- Departure from Almaty
- Transfer to Issyk mound
Road to the Turgen gorge will take about 1.5 hours, on the way you can see the amazing and picturesque places of the National Park of the Ile-Alatau. You will also notice an unusual structure, this Stetson Rancho. This entertainment complex, a hidden oasis from the bustle of the city, combining the grandeur of the traditions of centuries past and the comfort of the present. Road to the Turgen gorge will take about 1.5 hours, on the way you can see the amazing and picturesque places of the National Park of the Ile-Alatau.
- Walking around
- Transfer to Turgen gorge
- Excursion to Bear Falls
- Road to Assy plateau
- Return to Almaty