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Tamgaly Gorge, Almaty Region

Tamgaly is a petroglyph site in the Zhetysu of Kazakhstan. Tamgaly became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Tamgaly is located 170 km (by road) northwest of Almaty.DescriptionThe majority of the 5000 petroglyphs are in the main canyon, but there are a number in the many side canyons. The petrogylphs are mostly Bronze Age, but in some cases have been overlaid with Medieval or later etchings. There are some petrogylphs from the Iron Age. The name Tamgaly in Kazakh and other Turkic languages means "painted or marked place".
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  • It's a very interesting place. In 2019, there paved a good paved road from Almaty, you can get even a car. You can get acquainted with the history of Kazakhstan in the State Museum of Kazakhstan (Almaty), or you can come to Tamgals and wander among the mounds with petroglyphs. At first, I can't believe that all these drawings date back to so late. They reflect the occupations of ancient people, creatures they could see. The gorge also features burial grounds dating back 13 in the south. And...
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  • My wife and 1 visited this amazing site during our trip to Almaty. We secured the services of Tatyana and Ramon through Indy-Guide.com - highly recommended. Leave the city through a construction site ...  more »
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  • It is a unique open-air museum where you can immerse yourself in history 3000 - 5000 years ago!
  • Tanbaly Petroglyphs protected by UNESCO, were discovered for the first time in 1957 by the great archaeologist Anna Maximova. ranging from the Bronze Age to the XIII-XIV centuries AD
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