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Kazakhstan Tour

3 Days Kazakhstan Tour - Life Course Of Mangyshlak

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LIFE COURSE OF MANGYSHLAK

Mangystau region is located in southwestern Kazakhstan, east of the Caspian Sea to the plateau Mangyshlak (Mangystau). It borders on the north-east of Atyrau and Aktobe region in the south - with Turkmenistan and in the east - with Uzbekistan.

The Treasure Peninsula... This is what people call one of the richest areas of Kazakhstan - Mangistau Region. This land is rich in oil, gas, raw materials, and various ores and minerals. It is also true that present-day Mangystau is called a land of tourism and recreation, with a rich cultural heritage.

Aktau C

Aktau City

Aktau is a capital of Mangystau region. In 1963, the settlement of Aktau received town status. The city is a major oil and gas production center, and is known for its unique heated oil pipeline. The population of Aktau is around 185,353 (on 2016).

Karagie Depression

Karagie Depression

Karagie Depression is the third deepest depression in the world at 132m below sea level. Its length is 40km, and width - 10km. Formation of the depression has been connected with the process of lixiviation of saline rock, subsidence and karst processes, which took place on the coast of the Caspian Sea. These processes are still at work. Numerous offsets and scarps, segregated by wide and deep erosive sais, indicate that the relief-forming processes are still going on.

Mountain Bokty

Mountain Bokty

Mountain Bokty is location on the bottom of dry sor, where north side is narrow by hillock Golbanshe, where through permeate the graded road on mosque Beket-ata. Mountain Bokty has amazing characteristics. It is change its contours on different point of view. On the one side Bokty looks like giant boat with upside down keel. On the south side mountains look like horizontal many-colored pyramid.

Bozzhira

Bozzhira

This is part of cliff plateau's Ustuyrt, which has unusual landscape in white chalky tones. The giant valley Bozzhira is surrounding on three sides with white canyons, peaks, mountains-tower, mountains-castles, mountains-yurtas. The visiting card is two limestones peaks, which called Fangs. Height of Fangs is more than 200 meters. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Beket Ata

Beket Ata

Beket Ata religious monument of architecture dates back to the XVIII century. The mosque was cut down in the middle tier of high cliffs, descending ledges into a deep ravine, and overgrown with bushes. Beket-Ata is considered as a holy place, in importance as a burial of Khodzha Ahmed Yassaui. Beket-Ata is known as a predictor and prophet, to whom was open Genesis book. He was also famous as a healer, a man who knew the laws of physics, mathematics and astronomy.

Tuzbair

Tuzbair

Tuzbair place has magnificent landscapes, it is made of white salt, white limestone, white clouds and sometimes when the sky is blue all that makes Sor Tuzbair look surreal. Those brown blotches in the mountains there make salt look even whiter. If you drive to Sor Tuzbair from west then the view of it that you will see is very unexpected, suddenly you see something totally different from the previous landscapes in front of you. The view depends on the time of the day when you see it. You realise what an amazing creation it is when you see it. From the West part of plateau Ustyurt you see cascades of clay-limestone "stages", at the base of which lies the salt marsh, that locals call "Sor" there.

Airakty

Airakty

Mountains of Airakty look like magic castle with castle with spires, towers, colonnades and fort walls. Main sinhts of the valley are a magic grots, fanciful caves, palaces with colonnades, temples with cupolas, gothic spires and fanciful canopies. On one of mountain has wild winding road, which punched by half-wild horses; from this mountain are overlooking a view on sightseeing platform where you can see faraway mounts of Aktau and castle of Airakty. Dinner and overnight in yurt.

Sherkala

Sherkala

The Sherkala is the legendary mountain, where was built the fortress in the middle ages, which secured the parts of Great Silk Way. The Sherkala is situated behind central and west systems of mountain range of the Karatau, and in north part of mountain Akmyshtau. "Sherkala" - translated from Turkish means like "lion fortress" ("sher" - lion, "kala" - fortress).

Ball Valley Torysh

Ball Valley Torysh

The Ball Valley Torysh uncovering nodule lies on both side from mounting above hundreds of kilometers, which is giving the singularity to local landscape. Where bed was broken in a vertical position - there are formed long ridges from stones of various sizes. And where bed was broken in a horizontal position - there are nodule is occurring by field, that is formed the fanciful conglomerations of balls, eggs, mushrooms, UFO, cylinders, nest-dools and animals.

Stone Lace Shakpak Ata

Stone lace Shakpak Ata

Underground mosque Shakpak-Ata is located on the Peninsula of Tub-Karagan, off the south coast of the Gulf Sarytas, 20 km north-west of the village Tauchik. In the mosque can be accessed from the surface of the plateau, nadmechetnoy pad opening on the east side. The interior of the mosque has no elements of decoration. The walls are covered with niche portal and multi-temporal inscriptions contour images of horses, bulls, open palm.

Sherkala

Underground Mosque Sultan Epe

According to legend, Sultan Epe is known as the disciple of saint Khodzha Ahmed Yassaui. One day Sultan Epe's father called him, but he was late and explained his delay in that it helped people a sinking ship. His father did not believe, so Sultan Epe gone and built an underground mosque. "Sultan-Epe save and protect" as his name is mentioned people who are in trouble of water.

Airport of Aktau city

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