Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

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Yes this place in Kazakstan is looking very similar to American Grand Canyon. They even call it “Kazakstan Grand Canyon” and here are some photos from this place.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

 

They made a national park from it since 2004. It is located close to the Kazakh-Chinese border.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

This is a route to place from Kazakhstan capital Alma-Aty.

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Thousands of tourists arrive here each year probably because it’s looking so much like Grand Canyon but on a budget for European tourist.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

This is a road leading to the place

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

The surroundings are wild

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Close to the canyon tourists have to pay 600 tenge local currency which is just $2.

And then you see the canyon:

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

The river Charyn is floating here for 400 km .

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

The canyon parts have different names: “Valley of the Castles”, “Dragon Creek”, and a “Witch Creek”.

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It’s looking pretty American, isn’t it.

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At night the starry skies makes it phenomenally nice.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

There is a bongaloo park for those who want to spend a night here:

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Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

It is forbidden to approach the edges.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Any time part of the canyon can collapse because of the errosion.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

And this is a sat image of the place.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Some Russian westerns could be filmed here without going to Arizona.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

People say that pieces of the rock often look like stone animals.

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Typical Kazakhstan hut

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

Grand Canyon? No! Charyn Canyon in Kazakstan [30 photos]

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