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Burana Tower

Burana Tower

Burana Tower was built in 11 century. There was a successful city on the Great Silk Road - Balasagun. A lot of traders were coming to that place to sell their good and spend a night. There is a Tower that is 24 meters high now. At that time it was 45 meters high but because of the earthquake in 15 century it fell down. This tower was used as a sign for travelers and traders, as a watching tower and as a place to call local people to pray. After the earthquake in the 15 century people were scared to stay in the city. They thought that God damned that place. That is way all inhabitants left the city in a hurry. Our archeologist found many artifacts there and you can see some of them in a local museum. Some artifacts were taken to Russian in Soviet time. The houses and structures in Balasagun were made of clay and they melt on account of time. At the present you can see only the tower and a hill nearby that is conjectured to be khan's palace.

Also you will see there a cemetery of Balbals. Balabal is a Stone Warrior. In the 7 century people used to make them for honored dead warriors. They were found in different places of Kyrgyzstan and taken to this place in order to save them for next generation.

Also you will visit there a cemetery of Balbals. Balabal is a type of gravestone or Stone Warrior. In the 7 century people used to make them for honored dead warriors. They were found in different places of Kyrgyzstan and taken to this place in order to save them for next generation.

Near you will see ancient petrogliphs - stone paintings. Some of them are from the 8 century B.C. They also were taken to the Balasagun city to be shown for tourists and travelers.

 

Program:

9.00 a.m.     Your guide will meet your in the hotel

10:30 a.m.   We will arrive to the Burana Tower and have an excursion to the tower, balbals and petrogliphs when you will find out why and what for they were made.

12.30 p.m.   You will be arrived to your hotel.

 

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