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.
They made a national park from it since 2004. It is located close to the Kazakh-Chinese border.
This is a route to place from Kazakhstan capital Alma-Aty.
Thousands of tourists arrive here each year probably because it’s looking so much like Grand Canyon but on a budget for European tourist.
This is a road leading to the place
The surroundings are wild
Close to the canyon tourists have to pay 600 tenge local currency which is just $2.
And then you see the canyon:
The river Charyn is floating here for 400 km .
The canyon parts have different names: “Valley of the Castles”, “Dragon Creek”, and a “Witch Creek”.
It’s looking pretty American, isn’t it.
At night the starry skies makes it phenomenally nice.
There is a bongaloo park for those who want to spend a night here:
It is forbidden to approach the edges.
Any time part of the canyon can collapse because of the errosion.
And this is a sat image of the place.
Some Russian westerns could be filmed here without going to Arizona.
People say that pieces of the rock often look like stone animals.
Typical Kazakhstan hut
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