Burana Tower

Burana Tower is a beautiful minaret that dates back with the 11th century. Balasagun was the name of the flourishing city where this tower was built in and took place on of the main branches of the Great Silk Road.  Many traders were coming to that place to sell their good and spend a night. There is a Tower that is 24 meters high now. At that time it was 45 meters high but because of the earthquake in 15 century has of it fallen down. This tower used as a beacon light, a watching tower and calling place for paryers. After the earthquake in the 15 century people were scared to stay in the city. What they thought was that God did not want them to live there. That is way there ran away in a hurry and did not have the majority of their things. Many interesting artifacts have been found by our archeologists there and you will be able to see some of them in a local museum. The other part of artifacts had been taken by Russian in Soviet time. The houses in the city have been constructed with clay which melt with the course of time. Now it is possible to see only the tower and a hill nearby that is supposed to be khan's palace.

Here group of stone warriors are also visible that local cxall balbals. In the 7 century people made them for honored dead warriors. They were discovered in different places of Kyrgyzstan and taken to this place in order to keep them for next generation.

Not far from there you will  be able to see ancient petrogliphs - stone paintings. Some of them are from the 8 century B.C. which also were transported to the Balasagun city to be presented for tourists and travelers.



9.00 a.m.     You leave your hotel with your tour guide.

10:30 a.m.   You arrive to Burana tower where you will learn about the tower itself and an open air museum including the petroglyphes and stone warriors.

12.30 p.m.   You are taken back to your hotel.