|The magical Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon, near Tamga, Kyrgyzstan|
Locals have given the formations names such as sleeping giants, dragons, snakes, young girls. Even the Great Wall of China is represented.
The entrance is not far from the main road - the fee is 50 Kyrgyz sum per person and it is open from 09:00 - 16:00 daily.
If the weather is fine it is easy to spend most of the day here tramping around the canyon. Good footwear is vital: although the landscape is dry, it is easy to skid. No rivers run through the canyon now. However, if it rains, then walking around will be muddy and slippery.
Many of the herbs and plants used in traditional Kyrgyz medicines grow in this canyon: sage, ephedra, plantain, dog-rose, milfoil, sea buckthorn, barberry and many others.
|View from Fairy Tale Canyon over Lake Issyk Kul|
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