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Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan

Posted on October 29, 2015 by tim


The American Grand Canyon is of course a modern wonder of the world. It impresses you greatly when you see it in person and no wonder that millions of people each year visit it to see it with their own eyes. However, if USA is too far away from you and you still want to see something similar – here is a way to do it – you can go to Kazakhstan. The ex-Soviet country can boast a place that is to a great degree visually similar to the American wonder of the world. Let’s see how it looks inside, thanks to an awesome blogger, Rodham:

In Kazakhstan, of course, it’s not called a Grand Canyon but a Charyn Kanyon.

It’s a unique natural wonder which is said to be formed from the natural soils that are more than 12 million years old!

At some points its height reaches 150-300 m tall!

And it is 80-100m wide.

Well looking at these photos its hard to say that this is not the famous American canyon.

Locals say it looks like the Grand Canyon but in miniature scale – though it’s not that small – it is over 150km long and looks like a giant crack in the Earth when seen from above – just like the original Grand Canyon.

You can click on the photos and see the huge widescreen photos.

Same as in the American Grand Canyon with the Colorado river at the bottom, this canyon has a river too.

The most famous place in this canyon is the “Valley of Castles and Citadels” – a place where water and winds have formed weird looking structures that look like castles.

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4 Responses to “Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan”

  1. Mister Twister says:

    It’s hard to tell where on Earth you are, if there are no signs.

  2. Yuri says:

    I wonder if this has volcanic activity?

  3. Jim Philopena says:

    The American Grand Canyon is over 1.6 Km deep. And over 2 Km wide.

    Yes, this is in miniature. But beautiful nonetheless.

    • Tillerman says:

      Of course, in America everything is bigger, taller, deeper, better etc. But this is not about size, this is about beauty. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon and I don’t like the commercialism that surrounds it. The roads, the parkings, the shops. I’ve seen videos of this Charyn Kanyon, and it nothing of all that. You enjoy just a wonderful natural envornment. I certainly would love to go ther once.

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