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Petroglyphs in the cave of Chil-Ustun.

Tours to the cave of Chil-Ustun.

“I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers” 

Langston Hughes.

A trip from Osh to the Aravan cave.

Petroglyphs in the cave of Chil-Ustun is 4km from the village of Aravan near the walnut grove Charvak. This is one of the most beautiful caves in Kyrgyzstan. It is 350m long and has six large grottos and narrow passages, whose walls are covered with a crust of calcite, with numerous stalactites, stalagmites and dripstones in the form of rock waterfalls.
It is one of the karst caves in the Osh Hills near the city of Osh and west of it. Chil-Ustun is a site of nature and culture. On the cave roof, there are ancient writings and drawings including graffiti that resemble similar paintings in the Sulayman-Too and Kerme-Too caves. Tourists regularly visit it.

Authority:
«Rock Art in Kyrgyzstan». Bakyt Amanbaeva, Aiday Suleymanova, Chynarbek Zholdoshev.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.