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Medieval Burana tower with amazing view on the Tien-Shan mountains



Price per person:

60-160 USD

About tour:

We invite you to visit one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Kyrgyzstan. The Burana Tower is the only architectural structure that has survived to our days from the once majestic ancient city of Balasagun, located 70 km from Bishkek. According to scientists, long time ago here was the ancient city. Some historians believe that this Tower was built in 9th century, while others claim that it appeared even earlier – in the middle of the 8th century.

*Restored drawing on the tower. Photo by Etienne Dayer on Unsplash*

In 1219 Mongols captured Balasagun but did not destroy it but did destroy the areas surrounding it. It is believed that city fell into decay after the plague and then disappearing not long after

Clay city buildings were destroyed, so for hundreds of years the city was level with the land. At the beginning of the twentieth century, only Burana Tower remained from the ancient city. During 1927-1928, measures were taken to preserve this historical monument, and in the 1970s complete reconstruction of the tower was carried out.

*Ancient “balbals” next to the tower*

We invite you to a tour to Burana Complex! Your guide will show you the mausoleums and other buildings discovered by archaeologists during excavations, you will have a chance to climb to the top of the ancient tower, where there is a beautiful view of the Chui valley and the Tien-Shan mountains opens. Visit the small museum, which presents various archaeological artifacts, as well as an open-air museum, which contains ancient gravestones, with rock drawings and other interesting historical objects found on the territory of our country.

What our guests say:

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Other offers with a visit to the Burana tower:

The visit to the Burana Tower is also included in our tours to the northern or southern shores of Lake Issyk-Kul. In these programs, after visiting Burana, you will head to the most popular lake in Central Asia.

  • • transport service
  • • accompanying guide services
  • • entrance tickets to the territory of the Burana complex and to the museum
  • • bottled water, hot tea
Does not include
  • • personal expenses


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