Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The hot temptating and so diverse Zhambyl region. Two talented photographers of Kazakhstan, Nikolay Postnikov and Oleg Belyalov, managed to show all the unique beauty of the southern region.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Valley of the Karakystak river, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Sandyktas plateau, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Making cookies in Aijantas, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

In a saddle since childhood, Oiranda hole, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Kokpar is a game popular among Asian nomadic people.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

A goat’s carcass is used in kokpar

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Fog in Malala gorge, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

“Audaryspak” compettion – trying to buck off an opponent. Held in spring when seasons change.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Auliekol lake

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Morning

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Shepherd’s yurta, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Red marmot, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Valley of the Karakystak river, Kirghiz range

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Morning fog in Aijantas.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Shepherd’s children grow fast

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Will the baby leave this land or keep the traditions of his ancestors?

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Warm light in the yurta, rest in the end of the day

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Sanduktas plateau

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The Kolguty river in the Kindiktas mountains

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Tulipa greigii or Craig tulips in the Karatau mountains

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Wild apricots do not blossom long

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Young Genghis Khan

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The girl’s duty is to provide the farm with water. The Kordaisky region.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

He asked when the USSR is back…

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Demoiselle cranes fly back home

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Different honey

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Surreal pictures of the Zhualinskaya valley.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Young shrike has recently left the nest

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

These petroglyphs of the Bronze Age are more than 3 thousand years. An ancient nomad depicted the fight of two horses.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Moyinkum desert, everything here is like thousands of years ago…

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Generous summer

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Tolai hare hiding

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Ruins of Akyrtas. Scientists still argue who built this huge structure fromk stone blocks about a thousand years ago. Was it a temple or a palace?

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Ceramic jars

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

It’s a country of bread! Stoves never rest.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Artist from Taraza

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Market of Taraza, one of the last that still keeps ancient trading traditions.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The market is full of positive energy. Visiting it is always a special event. Many sellers and buyers have known each other for dozens of years… You can always bargain.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Try to find tastier cookies and samosa.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

An artist Murat Zheksenbayev keeps ancestors’ traditions in his art.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Mullah is leading people to the mosque.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The mosque is dated the Х-XII centuries.

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

The Mausoleum of Kara-Khan

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

At Akkol lake

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Valley of the Shu river

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Caraculs in Moyinkums

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Plate-tailed ghekko – a night guest of Moyinkums

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Stone warrior has been standing here and holding a cup of life tasted to the dregs for a thousand years…

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Nikolay Postnikov

Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago

Oleg Belyalov

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Location: Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan

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6 thoughts on “Beauty of the Zhambyl Region: Like Centuries Ago”

  1. Fantastic photos.

    Even though I don’t even have a touch of Russian in me, I love this site. You guys do a great job putting together all of these “photo essays”.

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