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Burana Tower, Tokmok

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The last remaining structure of the ancient city of Balasagun, Burana Tower offers a glimpse at a long-lost civilization. The tower was constructed between the 10th and 11th centuries and partially destroyed during an earthquake in the 16th century. Its diminished 25 m (82 ft) height can still be scaled by climbing an internal spiral staircase, leading to a panoramic viewing point. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Burana Tower by using our Tokmok travel itinerary planner.
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  • The ancient city of Balasagun was located at where Burana tower is today. The tower was a part of the minaret of the city's mosque and used to be the highest point. Only the tower remains from the...  more »
  • We have visited Kyrgyzstan a few times, on this occasion we got to take a trip to Burana Tower. It is one of the oldest sites in Kyrgyzstan, and although it is not a massive tourist attraction, it...  more »
  • This is a great historical landmark to visit. There are plenty of informational signs throughout the grounds that explain the history of the tower as well as a museum. I'll admit that the climb up the narrow and VERY dark winding staircase causes a LITTLE bit of claustrophobia, but once you reach the top you are rewarded with scenic 360 degree vistas of the surrounding country side! Definitely recommend visiting here if you are in this part of Kyrgyzstan
  • Beautiful landmark which has a museum and you can see the tombs as well. By the way, you don’t have to buy the combo entrance + museum ticket. You can just buy the entrance which is much cheaper than the combo. At first they tried to oversell us the combo but thankfully we were aware that you could buy the entrance only.

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