Burana Tower

Burana Tower is a beautiful minaret that belongs to the 11th century. Balasagun was the name of the flourishing city where this tower was built in.  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 sign for travelers and traders, as a watching tower and as a place to call local people to pray. 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 was taken to Russian in Soviet time. The houses in the city were made of clay and they 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 you can also see balbals that mean stone warriors. 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 see ancient petrogliphs - stone paintings. Some of them are from the 8 century B.C. They also were transported to the Balasagun city to be presented for tourists and travelers.



9.00 a.m.     You will be picked up by your tour guide.

10:30 a.m.   You arrive in Tokmok towards Burana tower where you will be told the history of this ancient city  

                     and its open air museum consisting of balbals and petroglyphes.

12.30 p.m.   You will be taken back to your hotel.