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Tamgaly Tas

Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 777 244 6459
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Ancient petroglyphs.

An interesting walk around a number of groupings of ancient petroglyphs. Some can be a scramble to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Dunbar, United Kingdom
more interesting than petroglyphs are landscapes of Ili valley

1. accessible with normal car 2. last 10 km is unpaved, maze of 2, 3 different paths - look at... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Torun, Poland
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“unesco site” (3 reviews)
“petroglyphs” (9 reviews)
“buddha” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

An interesting walk around a number of groupings of ancient petroglyphs. Some can be a scramble to get to but are worth the effort. Lovely wild flowers along the way.

Thank Dzerbene
Reviewed 30 August 2017

1. accessible with normal car 2. last 10 km is unpaved, maze of 2, 3 different paths - look at locals if you don't see which one to go; 3. a lot of locals on the banks of river is camping; 4. apply insect repellent...More

Thank TheRzezbiarz
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You kan touch and discover lots of these præhistorical signs from former times in the area. Maybe it should not be that easy to get to. Parking ground nearby and a authentic souvenirseller in a tent close to the entrace, which nærly is for fri.

Thank Claudia T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My partner and I hired a driver to drive us there from the city of Almaty last summer. It took us a couple hours to be there. The whole journey to there was amazing with wonderful view. But once we arrived there, the road was...More

1  Thank Y'z P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you want to see petroglyfs, be very careful where you go. Tamgaly Tas is NOT the same as Tamgaly! In Tamgaly Tas there are only a few petroglyfs and they are quite new. The UNESCO-site is Tamgaly and is in a different direction.

4  Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We did the Tamgaly Tas Petroglyphs tour last week while in Almaty before our drive around Kazakhstan. It was another beautiful area of the country, the guide was great and had lots of information to share about everything. Thousands of rock drawings of all types...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

At Tamgaly Tas we were camping by the river under lovely petroglyphs. The dirt road leading from the main road to the river Illy is ok, viable by non 4x4 vehicles as well. Pay attention to snakes, we have seen one. Also, there are small...More

2  Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Tamgaly tas (near Kapchagai lake) is a place with buddhist symbols and drawings and Tanbaly is that one under protection of UNESCO.

3  Thank inoplani
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We camped out overnight and thoroughly enjoyed the night sky in particular. Beautiful hiking place and a river to cool off afterwards. Make sure to take warm clothes as the temperature drops rapidly at night Very peaceful and lovely place to be enjoyed with family...More

Thank Umnada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited this amazing place first time recently (to my shame). It is a real wonder and must see place for guests of Kazakhstan. Tamgaly Tas is located on the Ili river 170 km north-west of Almaty, ex-capital and largest city of Kazakhstan. The Tamgaly...More

2  Thank Zhamilya
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