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Сanyons of Kurtogay & Moyntogay.

Trip to Charyn canyons.

“Nature abhors annihilation” 

Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Excursion to the river Charyn.

The canyon of Kurtogay and Moyntogay on the river Charyn received the name from the natural boundaries of the same name which are in a middle part on the river Charyn between automobile bridges on highways of Almaty - Narynkol and Almaty - Zharkent.
The canyon on is in the territory of the Uigur region of Almaty region. Extent of a canyon is 16 kilometers. The canyon for 5 kilometers before the bridge on the highway Almaty - Zharkent comes to an end, the beginning of a canyon is above the mouth of the river Temerlik on 4 kilometers in the place of the right mouth of rain inflow.
It is one of grandiose and majestic canyons on the river Charyn. During many millions of years the river Charyn laid the course in ancient deposits and stone breeds, thus, came very close to rocky to breed, rocks, monolithic rocks.
The canyon of the river is difficult from sedimentary breeds which age makes about 12 million years. The river drain in the Kegen valley increased and concentrated in one course - the river Charyn. At the same time river force increased that led to the beginning of formation of a canyon - the flat river valley with steep slopes.
A river exit to the modern Ili valley was gradually formed. It is possible to get to a canyon if to move on the technological road along the line of the power line which crosses the highway before Bridge Almaty - Zharkent.
If to look at the East, then it is possible to define that the canyon is looked through approximately on one kilometer, on the West, upstream, the canyon lasts, approximately, on 500 meters.
From edge of a canyon tracks of hoofed, wild animals on both slopes of a canyon and the curling tape of the river Charyn in a frame of bushes of a barberry and a Asiatic poplar (Populus diversifolia) and Pipperige tree (Berberis vilgaris).

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Authority and photos
Alexander Petrov.