BARSKOON GORGE

  • Region: Issyk Kul
  • Best time to visit: June - September
  • Activities: Hiking, Horse riding, Yurts
  • Main attractions: Waterfall, nature, yurts

45km away from Kaji-Say you will be able to enjoy another breathtaking place called Barskoon, a gorge in the Terskey-Alatau mountains. At first glance the entrance to the gorge will look like nothing special, just low hills with overgrown grass. However, if you pay a little bit more attention you will notice the perfect smooth lines of hills, a clear structure of their location relative to each other. It is because these are actually the remains of the fortress which used to control the entrance and exit of the gorge in times past, as the Great Silk Road was laid here. The waterfall hidden in the valley its main attraction.

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