Bishkek – meeting guests at the airport. Drive to the valley “Skazok” (387 km), on the way stop near the tower “Burana”. Arrival to the valley “Skazok”, excursion. A trip to the city of Karakol (404 km). Arrival in the city of Karakol, stop at the hotel. End of the tour, further the tourists go their own way.
The nature of Issyk-Kul is unique. There is a very mild climate, healing mountain-sea air (the waters of the lake are slightly brackish) – all this helps restore strength and health. The beaches here are sandy, gentle slopes to the water. Most of the beaches are specially equipped for families.
Tien Shan is not only mountains, but also wonderful valleys. Those who were fortunate enough to visit the local lands in late spring know how beautiful Kyrgyzstan is in May. In the mountain valleys at this time wild tulips bloom – an unforgettable sight!
At the foot of the ridges stretch picturesque foothills and high-mountain valleys, forming large and small lakes. The highest point of this mountain system is Victory Peak, its height is 7439 meters. In the Tien Shan mountains there are many ski resorts: Karakol, Orlovka, Kashka-suu.
Ancient architectural monuments of Kyrgyzstan are scattered all over the country. In this article we will tell about one of them – the Burana Tower, or the Buran minaret. This structure is located on the banks of the Chu River, twelve kilometers from the city of Tokmak. In ancient times in those places flourished the rich medieval city of Balasagun – the capital of the Karakhanids. The Great Silk Road ran through Balasagun. It was a rich populous settlement. But in 1219 Balasagun was conquered and plundered by the Mongols, and in the fourteenth century ceased to exist at all.
From the former magnificence there was only the Burana Tower – this ancient minaret. Its height in our days is 21.7 m, but archaeologists say that it was once 40 m. Earthquakes destroyed the top part of the tower, but still it looks very majestic. Inside the tower there is a stone spiral staircase, along which you can climb up.