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Such an important part of Kyrgystan's history. We had this large site to ourselves and enjoyed just wandering around looking at the petroglyphs. We arrived driving over a disused air strip and the gardian did not seem too bothered, but our guide went to find...More
These petroglyphs are just a bunch of rocks with some vague markings on them. The only significant one is at the entrance. The "guided tour" is full of nonsense, and stops after 5 petroglyphs. Some people have to pay entrance, other don't...
The security guard drove us up the glacial moraine ~1 mile using an old abandoned military landing strip to this wonderful site. After paying 80 som (~$1.10) each, the caretaker described in decent English the suggested route to follow the blue markers that are at...More
I was disappointed with this site. The site is quite barren with no proper explanation of what's going on. We just walked around for 30 minutes in the searing heat none the wiser. I'm sure there's a lot here if it were only better organised...More
The museum is really just a collection rocks with petroglyphs on, there wasn’t a place to describe exactly what you are seeing or the reasons behind the petroglyphs. Try to get here late evening, just when the sun is shining on the petroglyphs so that...More
I really liked this museum since it is quite interesting. The only thing I would improve is to make the ways more visible. Sometimes I just didn't know which route to take or if this was actually a road. Furthermore, I would love more signs...More
The open air Museum of Petroglyphs just outside of Cholpon Ata is a collection of rocks covered in ancient drawings moved by glaciers and deposited here thousands of years ago. There is a minimal entrance fee to the sleeping guard and not a lot of...More
Good place to see ancient curving because of the open museum. Too bad that the government did not put some of these rock indoor to protect it from the sun. This museum does require a fare bit of walking and there are wild goats roaming...More