KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 3 (HEADING TO SONG-KUL LAKE – FAIRY TALE CANYON - I)

by Antonio Gil October. 21, 2016 1007 views



KIRGIZIA - FAIRY TALE CANYON

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On the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, about 4km from the village of Tosor there is an unusual place -Skazka (FairyTale) Canyon. The canyon was named due to its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by wind into fabulous sculptures and formations. Some formations in "Skazka" have been named for their similarity to well-known objects. For example, one set of ridges in the canyon is named "The Chinese Wall" due to its similarity to the Great Wall of China. You can also find what appear to be statues of a hippopotamus, snake, dragon, sleeping giant and even whole castles. Because the different rocks have amazing colors, the rocky statues not only have unusual shapes, but also magical colors.

http://triptokyrgyzstan.com/en...


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Glo B 2 years, 10 months ago

ohhhh! the land of fairy tales! About 40 miles from where I live is a town called Paradise...go figure? wonderful airy and sunlit location you've captured here!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks G. Paradise is a wonderful name :-))

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 11 months ago

The scenes give the impression of untamed beauty. Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 11 months ago

A wonderful description Marilyn

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

Exciting captures of this awesome place! The lake looks enormous! I'll bet you got your exercise hiking around that rugged terrain! Thanks for including the links for more on this amazing place! Wow!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

Issyk-Kul lake is the tenth largest lake in the world by volume and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Of course I did hike all over the place :-)) Thanks Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks!
The more you hike, the more you can eat & drink.........right? And, the more you eat & drink, the more you need to hike.......
That's one way I like to think of it......(grin)

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Gillian Parsons 2 years, 11 months ago

Love the simplicity of the first shot, love the composition in 2 looking forward to seeing more.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 2 years, 11 months ago

The next posts will be about this place. Thanks Jill

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 11 months ago

Amazing landscapes

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 11 months ago

Merci Olga

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Daris Pro 2 years, 11 months ago

Wow,another inspiring place to visit.. great shot again my friend.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Daris Pro 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks Dario, but the landscape futher on gets much better. Just wait. :-)

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