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Top Choice Dunes in Altyn-Emel National Park

Singing Dune

A couple of hours' drive from the settlement of Basshi that's part of the Altyn-Emel National Park, this sand dune emits a rumbling sound not unlike an aircraft engine when the weather is windy and dry and the sand …
Historic Site in Altyn-Emel National Park

Besshatyr Burial Mounds

Located in the western part of Altyn-Emel, near the Terekty Petroglyphs, this Iron Age site comprises 31 Scythian kurgans (ritual burial mounds), believed to be final resting places of tribal leaders and distinguish…
Historic Site in Altyn-Emel National Park

Terekty Petroglyphs

In the western part of Altyn-Emel National Park, these clusters of petroglyphs depict ibex, Siberian deer (now extinct in these parts), curly-horned arkhar and human figures on horseback and camelback.