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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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  • Very interesting to visit. Quite an adventure to take the stairs. Especially the Petroglives are very worth seeing. And the small but special museum. Go next year another time.  more »
  • What was the capital of the Karakhanido Empire for more than 300 years has now shrunk to a few modest remnants. A tower and the foundations of two buildings, nothing more is left. The tower has been fully renovated and can also be climbed. But the whole thing is in very beautiful nature and together with the informative museum and many face stones that have been brought here from other areas of Kyrgyzstan, is quite worth a visit.
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  • Not much to see here but an old broken tower. They have a spiral ladder to go up to a hallway which lead to the entrance of the tower. You have to crawl inside a small corridor to go up the the top. From here you can see a very nice view around(again not much to see) The stoneheads around the area are interesting but not something phenomenal. Also interesting are the stone money they have laying around.
  • One of the best historical sights you must to visit in Kyrgyzstan
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