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  Petroglyphs at Tamgaly Tas
by TheWanderingCamel
 
  • Petroglyphs at Tamgaly Tas - Kazakhstan
      Petroglyphs at Tamgaly Tas
    by TheWanderingCamel
  • Petroglyphs at Tamgaly Tas - Kazakhstan
      Petroglyphs at Tamgaly Tas
    by TheWanderingCamel
 

Tamgaly Tas is a deep ravine with the walls covered in petroglyphs dating back thousands of years through to the Bhuddistic 16th century CE. Amazing scenes of mammoths,cattle, deer, horses, mountain sheep, men hunting and, in the "Sanctuary" a group of sun-headed gods and worshippers, all in an empty landscape that is so quiet and still the agelessness of the place is palpable. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Self-driving isn't really an option in Kazakhstan, so getting to Tamgaly Tas will involve some sort of organization -either a day tour organized through a tourist agency, or a car and driver for the day.

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2008
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