The picturesque Charyn National Park will reveal its most picturesque places to you during this author's weekend tour in Kazakhstan. If you dreamed of visiting one of the most beautiful tours in Kazakhstan, the program of the trip "Unknown Charyn Canyon" is exactly what you need!
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Bestamak Canyon or Small Canyon refers to the territory of the National Park.park (you need to buy a pass to visit). Bestamak is a dried-up gorge 4 km long. The canyon is adjacent to the Charyn River. There is a descent in the gorge (only an SUV will pass). There is a trail along the bottom of the Bestamak Canyon, you can walk to the river and have a picnic. Bestamak is located between the canyons of Temerlik and Moon Valley.
Lunar Canyon (Uzynbulak) - wind and water erosion for many millions of years from clay has created amazing, spectacular shapes, clay small mountains resembling the landscape of the moon - from here the name Lunar Canyon. The most interesting and beautiful view of the Moon Valley opens from the observation deck. The Martian view will not leave any tourist indifferent.
Temerlik Canyon - a river with the same name Temerlik flows in the gorge. The river is a tributary of the Charyn River and belongs to the territory of the National Park.park (you need to buy a pass to visit). The gorge is 10 km long . The walls of the canyon consist of red clay, the height reaches 160m.
This place is very popular with tourists who want to spend the night on the canyon. Among all the canyons, it is considered an ideal place for camping. On the banks of the river there are huge thickets of Ash and Turanga forests, which create a shade under which it is comfortable to rest and set up tents in the summer, when the temperature can reach +40 degrees.
Black Canyon - most of about 40 km of Sharyn consists of dark igneous (volcanic) Basalt rock of dark color, so local people call it Black.
The canyon has many viewing platforms. The most famous site is located on the road to Kolsai, everyone who has rested on the Kolsai lakes has seen this place.
The Valley of Castles is the most popular location among the places of the Charyn Canyon. At the height of the season, there are a lot of tourists in this place, up to 3000 thousand people can visit in 1 light day, so you can visit other beautiful places on weekends. The length of the canyon is about 2.5 km, and the shapes of the "structures" resemble real castles!
The Valley of Castles has several viewing platforms, with a beautiful view. If you walk along the bottom of the canyon to the end, you can rest against the Charyn River, relax, sit on the bank of the river and take a lot of beautiful photos. If you do not have the strength to go back, an Eco-taxi runs through the gorge, where you can easily get to the beginning of the canyon.