Burana Tower

Burana Tower

The construction of the Burana Tower refers to the11th century A. D. There Balasagun existed that was a thriving city on the Great Silk Road. Numerous 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 m. high but due to the earthquake in 15 c. has of it fallen down. This tower was used as a indication mark for travelers and traders, as a watching tower and as a place to call local inhabitants to pray. After the 15 century earthquake people were scared to stay in the city. The citizens thought 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. Our archeologist found many artifacts there and you can see some of them in a local museum. In Soviet time the greatest part of artifacts was taken to Russia. The houses in the city were made of clay and they melt because of time. Everything that left after the original settlement is the tower and the foundations of the mausoleums that were reconstructed in the Soviet times, and a hill nearby that is supposed to be khan's citadel. Close by you will see ancient petrogliphs - stone paintings. Some of them date from the 8th century B.C. They also were taken to the Balasagun settlement to be shown for travelers and vacationers.

There you will also see there a graveyard of Balbals. In the 7 century people used to make them for honored dead warriors. Balabal is a Stone fighter.  They were found in different places of Kyrgyzstan and brought to this place in order to save them for the descendants.

 
Program: 

9.00 a.m.     Your guide will pick you up from the hotel.

10:30 a.m.   Arrival in the open air museum of Burana. And excursion to the tower, balbalns and petroglyphs site where you will get to know why and what for they were made.

12.30 p.m.   Transfer to your hotel.

 


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