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Tamgaly Tas

Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 777 244 6459
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outstandig historik experience

You kan touch and discover lots of these præhistorical signs from former times in the area. Maybe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claudia T
Vejle, Vejle, Denmark
Interesting journey, but a bit too far for too little

My partner and I hired a driver to drive us there from the city of Almaty last summer. It took us a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Y'z P
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“unesco site” (3 reviews)
“petroglyphs” (8 reviews)
“buddhist” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You kan touch and discover lots of these præhistorical signs from former times in the area. Maybe it should not be that easy to get to. Parking ground nearby and a authentic souvenirseller in a tent close to the entrace, which nærly is for fri.

Thank Claudia T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My partner and I hired a driver to drive us there from the city of Almaty last summer. It took us a couple hours to be there. The whole journey to there was amazing with wonderful view. But once we arrived there, the road was...More

1  Thank Y'z P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you want to see petroglyfs, be very careful where you go. Tamgaly Tas is NOT the same as Tamgaly! In Tamgaly Tas there are only a few petroglyfs and they are quite new. The UNESCO-site is Tamgaly and is in a different direction.

4  Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We did the Tamgaly Tas Petroglyphs tour last week while in Almaty before our drive around Kazakhstan. It was another beautiful area of the country, the guide was great and had lots of information to share about everything. Thousands of rock drawings of all types...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

At Tamgaly Tas we were camping by the river under lovely petroglyphs. The dirt road leading from the main road to the river Illy is ok, viable by non 4x4 vehicles as well. Pay attention to snakes, we have seen one. Also, there are small...More

2  Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Tamgaly tas (near Kapchagai lake) is a place with buddhist symbols and drawings and Tanbaly is that one under protection of UNESCO.

3  Thank inoplani
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We camped out overnight and thoroughly enjoyed the night sky in particular. Beautiful hiking place and a river to cool off afterwards. Make sure to take warm clothes as the temperature drops rapidly at night Very peaceful and lovely place to be enjoyed with family...More

Thank Umnada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited this amazing place first time recently (to my shame). It is a real wonder and must see place for guests of Kazakhstan. Tamgaly Tas is located on the Ili river 170 km north-west of Almaty, ex-capital and largest city of Kazakhstan. The Tamgaly...More

2  Thank Zhamilya
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I was quite shocked at the $250/person price that most tours were asking for this UNESCO site - but a female friend and I did it on the cheap and without a guide - it was fabulous! We got a taxi for 40,000T round trip...More

9  Thank Rheanne_77
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Thousands of petroglyphs from several different historical cultures cover four different extended rock faces at this UNESCO site. It takes about two hours to explore, including photographing time. Though the drive from Almaty is long (3 hours each way, and you will need a driver),...More

2  Thank musiclover23
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