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Burana Tower

If you want to see a piece of ancient history you should visit the Burana Tower referring to the 11 century. There was a prosperous town on the Silk Road - Balasagun. Many traders form China and even from Rome were passing by that place to sell their merchandise and spend a night. In the center of the town was a tower 45 meters high but because of the earthquake in 15 century the upper part fell down. Nowadays it is only 24 meters high. This tower 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. What they thought was that God did not want them to live there. That is way there ran away in a hurry and did not have the majority of their things. Our archeologists started excavation in the beginning of 20th century and found many artifacts there. When you visit the museum you will able to see some of them there. The other part of artifacts was taken to Moscow Museum in Soviet time. The houses in the city were built of clay and they melt because of time. Now it is possible to see only the tower and a hill nearby that is supposed to be khan's palace.

There are also several interesting places in the city. There are collections of ancient stones BalBals (Stone warriors belong to 7-8 century) and Petrogliphs (stone paintings referring to 2 century B.C.)



9.00 a.m.     You will be met by your guide.

10:30 a.m.   You arrive in Burana tower where you will be told the history of this ancient place  

                     and its open air museum including  balbals and petroglyphes.

12.30 p.m.   You will be transferred back in the hotel.