Horseback riding on the mountains
of Chon Kemin National Park
People think that it is just the usual tower, however, this tower has a big history. People can not determine exactly at what century was built that tower, however by different versions it was built in 9-11 centuries. The Burana Tower is the only architectural structure that has survived to our days from the once majestic ancient city of Balasagun, located 70 km from Bishkek. Now you can see there Burana Tower, however earlier it was a place where Karahanid empire lived. It was one of the main stops in the period of Silk Road and because of that, you can see there different finds from 9-11 centuries in Museum.
In the ancient Arabic language, Burana translates as « minaret ». The legend says it was built by a king to protect his only daughter after a prophet had predicted that she would die from a Black Widow spider bite. Your guide will share a full story during the excursion.
Repeated earthquakes damaged the minaret. It was restored in the 1970s, when there were fears the tower could collapse.
Private tour for one person
Group of 2 people
Group of 3-4 people
Group of 5 and more people