Charyn Canyon 🌵 : Valley of Castles, Charyn river and more

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Charyn Canyon has long become one of the most popular tourist places in Kazakhstan. Let’s find out why everyone loved this place so much.

The canyon was formed about 25-30 million years ago, thanks to wind, water and the sun. In addition to the Valley of Castles, there are the Lunny and Bestamak canyons. We’ll go there another time.

📹 Charyn Canyon video

🚗 How to get to Charyn Canyon

Charyn Canyon is 230 km away from Almaty. This is about 3-4 hours by car.

The main attractions of the Charyn Canyon include:

  • walking,
  • rafting on the river and fishing
  • overnight with a view of the night city,
  • hiking,
  • trekking,
  • bird watching (birdwatching or birding),
  • vlogging,
  • stargazing and others.

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🌵 Valley of Castles

The Valley of Castles is not the Charyn Canyon, but it adjoins it.

📷 Photos

🚁 Photos from drone

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🗺️ Route map from Almaty to Charyn

🎒 Other routes

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