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Address: Chu-Ili mountains | Ili River, Kazakhstan
Description: In addition to ancient settlements and burial sites from the Bronze Age...
In addition to ancient settlements and burial sites from the Bronze Age, this mountain gorge contains thousands remarkable rock carvings.
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Best of its Kind!

Tamgaly has the most extensive petroglyphs of any site I have ever visited. There is good variety, and my sense is that artistically, they are a cut above almost any, if not all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Tamgaly has the most extensive petroglyphs of any site I have ever visited. There is good variety, and my sense is that artistically, they are a cut above almost any, if not all, of the petroglyphs I have seen in Australia or the American West. But many must have the light on them just right to discern them. A person... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Another hidden place in Kazakhstan which should be properly developed for tourism... It's difficult to find it by following the road signs and it takes ca 3 hours to drive there from Almaty. The road is not particularly difficult. Once there, you will see dozens of petroglyphs that have been left by a not-so-well-identified prehistoric tribe. It is just interesting... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

we were there by car, not marked place but possible to find no net, no cell network but gps worked on the phone finally, very interesting history, unbelievable stories from local guide one of the most beautifull places in KZ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

amazing place! yes, quite difficult to find it on the gps maps but enough to buy an old fashioned map and there you go! now the name is a Kazakh one, Tanbaly. very friendly and enthusiastic guide, amazing views, even more amazing deep dive into bronze and iron ages.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Very difficult to reach without tour guide bus (cost USD$200 or more). I went solo, to reduce cost, took bus to Uzynagach and then haggled with the bus driver who then asked his nephew to drive me to Tamgaly Atass (mountain) by car for USD$70. Road condition is very bad and the local have no idea of this place as... More 

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Address: Chu-Ili mountains | Ili River, Kazakhstan
Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty Province

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