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“The grand canyon of Asia”
Review of Charyn Canyon

Charyn Canyon
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Charyn Canyon Scheduled Group Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We visited a part of the canyon called valley of castles. It is a small but beautiful stretch. Many places for a quick photoshoot. Make sure that you have full day light when you visit there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you haven't got a chance to visit Grand Canyon in USA, this might be your option to see the magnificent view of canyon in Almaty, 3 hours ride from the city. You may need to walk about 5km to get to Charyn River, and have a picnic there. Alternatively you can stay overnight in a Mongolian yurt provided by the host.

View was amazing, totally overwhelmed especially for tourists like me from South East Asia.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank raychukk
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited the canyon on a private tour, which is the more expensive option but it was a working day and the cheaper group visits are at weekends or on public holidays. The ride to the site from Almaty lasts almost three hours for 250 km. The road is predominantly bumpy and you need to slow down often. Go there in the morning and be back by sunset because lights are scarce. Have tasty and cheap lunch in one of the modest village restaurants on the way. The canyon itself is an indescribable marvel. At its bottom lies a canteen and a small camp which is a pleasant surprise for the one-hour-and-something trudge. Take photos from above the canyon too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank georgesW7839VG
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

it is very far away take more than 3 hrs one way means more than 6 hrs travel time.this canyon is 2nd in the world visitor to go one side by foot but to be return via taxi available there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Asha G
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Beautiful canyon not yet discovered by mass tourism. Eco Park offers food and drinks so worth staying in the canyon for one night.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pawelek777
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