Visit Kyrgyzstan’s UNESCO heritage - Burana tower and the stone graves “Balbals”. Experience the feeling of being in the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.Continue the trip to Issyk-Ata gorge, you will have the chance to see the ancient image of Buddha, taste mineral water called "Arashan" and, the most pleasant part, swim in the hot thermal springs.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productBurana Tower is a tower-minaret, which was built in the 10th-12th centuries under the Karakhanids, and is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This excursion will take you around the entire complex territory, on a visit to the museum and up Burana Tower itself for panoramic views all around. In addition to the tower, you will also be able to see the balbalas ("stone graves") that are located nearby and were created by ancient Turkic tribes. Visiting the whole territory will give you a sense of the 12th century atmosphere and the chance to see some of the most ancient artifacts firsthand.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Burana Tower, Tokmok, Chuy ProvinceAfter Burana excursion, you will go to the Issyk-Ata gorge. There are the famous Issyk-Ata hot hydrogen sulfide springs, the ancient image of Buddha and many other sights. In the 12th and 14th centuries, the gorge was the cradle of Buddhism in the region, thanks to which now Issyk-Ata is not just a unique nature area, but also a place with its unique history. There is also famous resort, which was created during the USSR and still has its atmosphere and symbolism there.There you can taste the mineral water called "Arashan", as well as swim in the hot thermal springs (private pool). Depends on the season you can also walk towards the Gorge famous waterfall. We highly recommend this tour also during winter time, as it is just beautiful around with everything snow covered and amazing experiencing swimming in the hot springs under the open sky, when the temperature outside is minus. Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Issyk-Ata Gorge, Bishkek