Burana Tower

There was a thriving settlement on the Great Silk Way - Balasagun. Many traders were coming to that place to sell their good and spend a night. Burana Tower was built in 11 century there. The Tower that is 24 meters high now. At that time it was 45 meters high but because of the earthquake in 15 century have of it fell down. This tower was 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. They 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. The other part of artifacts was taken to Russian in Soviet time. The houses at the site of that medieval settlement were constructed of clay. They melt because of time. Now you can see only the tower and a hill nearby that is supposed to be khan's palace.

There you will also see the cemetery of Balbals. The word "balabal" translated as a stone warrior. In the 7 century people used to make them for honored dead warriors. They were found in different places of Kyrgyzstan and taken on the territory of the Burana Museum in order to save them for the next generations.

Nearby you will see ancient petroglyphs that are stone carvings. Some of them are dated 8 century B.C. They also were taken to the Balasagun city to be shown for tourists and travelers.


We will pick you up from the hotel at 9.00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.   Arrival to the Burana Tower. This excursion includes: the tower, balbals and petroglyphs visiting. There you will find out why and what for they were made.

12.30 p.m.   Departure to the hotel.