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Shakpakatasay canyon.

Walking Tours in Mangyshlak.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime” 

Mark Twain.

Small Group Hiking Trips on Mangyshlak.

Shakpakatasay a canyon, the most extensive, is in the Mangystau district of Mangystau Region. From the road connecting the city the Fort Shevchenko and Tauchik prior to descent in a canyon only 2 kilometers.
From the East the canyon is limited by the mountain Ungoza and from the West the canyon it is limited by a natural branch of a grandiose canyon of Kapamsay.
In the north a flat part of a canyon becomes isolated the Caspian Sea with the mosque on the flat area and a spring. In east part of a canyon, on a chinka the underground mosque and Shakpak ata necropolis, one of unique sacral places of Mangystau is located.
The northern coast of the Tupkaragan peninsula is cut up by numerous canyons, one of which - Shakpakatasay. Many mighty okean a surf washed away one million years ago a soft limy edge of the cretaceous plateau rising from a bottom, having created unusual views of the gorge and dry courses channels.

Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.Shakpakatasay canyon on Mangyshlak.

Authority:
Andrey Astafyev, town of Aktau.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.