The history and landscapes of Kazakhstan will amaze you! Visit the Eurasian steppe to explore the mysterious Tamgaly Tas: home to the ancient gods.
170 km from the city of Almaty, on the right bank of the River Ili, the Buddhist open-air temple of Tamgaly Tas will surprise you with its fascinating history veiled in mystery. Over five thousand mysterious signs and pictograms inscribed on the rock bear witness to the passing through of ancient nomadic people whose origins are lost in myths and local legends. Alongside, ancient rock carvings representing men and animals will take you back through time to the eighth and ninth centuries to explore the fascinating story of the first inhabitants of the Eurasian steppe.
But Tamgaly Tas is not just history! A landscape to die for extends from the inscribed rocks to open out on the River Ili. Enjoy the experience and breathe in the air of fascination and spirituality of Buddhism in one of the world’s most incredible places, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.