One of the main [attractions] here is the Valley of Castles where rock formations have been crafted by water, wind, and soil erosion over millions of years. Please treat others with respect. The Park territory is inhabited with a great number of rare and endangered animal species entered in the Red Book. Back to the Kazakhstan Discovery home page. The site is considered unique on various accounts. Courtesy of Ivan S. It is now integrated with the Charyn National Park.
Subscribe to comments on this post via email. One of the main [attractions] here is the Valley of Castles where rock formations have been crafted by water, wind, and soil erosion over millions of years. If you don’t intend to descend as far as the River to the depth of the Canyon, then a 2WD will do you, as the road is not as bad as you expect. Its age is about 5 million years. Charyn Canyon is getting scarlet, pink and orange colors at sunset when the sun is disappearing behind the horizon.
Opening a deep gorge. It was declared a protected reserve in It makes you wonder once again, how the Mother Xharyn to get these architectural masterpieces. To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you. Created by wind, sun and water. Another few km or mi and you are there. Below is the weather forecast for Panfilov or todays Zharkent which is not too cajyon from the area and has about the same weather as the Canyon does.
Although the Canyon stretches around km alongside the River, the most popular part of it is only 2 km long and it’s called the Valley of Castles. The height of the bluff mountains of the Canyon reaches m.
Charyn Canyon – Valley of Castles
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But views from downstairs are simply breathtaking and awe-inspiring.
Kazakhstan’s Charyn Canyon · Global Voices
I have seen a siting cat with a tail and a head of a dinosaur. The Valley of Cznyon is the most popular part of the Charyn Canyon. Image by Sergei Terekti, used with permission.
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Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. The geological formation of the canyon consists of sedimentary red sandstone that has been subject to the “atmogenic process” defined in Websters dictionary as “atmospheric origin by condensation, wind action, or deposition from volcanic vapors”  of water and wind erosion resulting in “rare and colourful formations” in the form of sculptures.
Try to play the game. The Park territory is inhabited with a great number of rare and endangered animal species entered in the Red Book. And if you are an adventure traveller you can also get there by the sceduled bus services up canykn the turnoff to the Canyon and then walk about 15 km 9.
At the Edge of Charyn. And only about 20 km After just over km when you hit the sign to the National Park, turn left to the off road car trail. But the most famous area of unique interest in the Park is certainly Charyn Canyon.
The red clay walls are carved with deep fissures. Sergei Terekti presents [ru] a essaay essay about his recent trip to Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan’s own smaller version of the Grand Canyon in the United States:. Please consider making a donation to help us continue this work. Keep driving, riding or walking on this main road. There is quietude around, and the Charyn river bobbles washing against the cliffs can only be heard from below.
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