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Don-Aryk, Tokmok 722201, Kyrgyzstan
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All reviews small museum silk road an hour worth a visit great view historical place day trip souvenir shop stunning scenery small entrance fee a unesco world heritage site two hours on site coming down ancient building tower city
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive tower in this historic place. You can climb the tower. There is a magnificent view from the top. Near the tower there is a museum of Balbas, carved stone figures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mystery of the Burana Tower...Do climb up the stairs to the top and make sure count the steps. “The number of steps you counted as you go up compared to the number you counted as you go down, shall not be the same...” We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tatee69
Reviewed November 3, 2018

How wonderful to see this ancient tower which has stood for hundreds of years. It has been beautifully restored and commands great views ( I understand, as I didn't venture to the top). Great carved stones & museum in the grounds as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This tower is just an amazing place which is still standing and if you have the time go up the tower but not if there are a lot of people as you will get stuck coming down. The surrounds are great with the out door...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

As you enter this place, you will really feel that it’s filled with historical matters. The tower texture when u look close to ot is really creative and amazing. This tower used to be a minaret or light house years ago. Around the place, you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sarah Jane P
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We stopped here as part of our tour to rural Bishkek. The tower has been reconditioned and is the focal point of most visitors. Many of us climbed the outside metal stairway that gives access to the doorway. Here we heard a call from above...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Burana site (City of Balasagun) is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is worth a stop over if your passing through the area whilst seeing all the beauty that Kyrgyzstan has to offer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AKWShix
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The Burana Tower complex is around 1 hour 30 mins from Bishkek and I would recommend a half days visit – or if you are heading east from Bishkek to another destination. The tower itself was much bigger in its heyday, but there is still...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Firoz U
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Not much to see here, there is of course a tower, and you can climb to the top for a view. The stairs are steep and dark. Bring a torch. A few other bits and bobs (the gravestones good to see) also a very small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phillkentuk
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Thd sight dates back to the 11th. century. The city itself was destroyed by Genghis Chan army with only the tower remaining.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shim S
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john b
March 23, 2018|
Response from NomadyTravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, the 'stone statues of people' are called 'bal-bals' (singular - bal-bal, or kurgan). They are the grave stones for honourable people of nomadic Turks. The collection of bal-bals at Burana complex dates from 6th... More