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Ulytau – one the oldest mountains in Kazakhstan

Ulytau is a complex of low mountains located in the southwest of Kazakh Upland (Sary Arka) – a steppe in Central Kazakhstan, in the northwest of the Karaganda region.

It is one of the oldest mountain ranges of Sary Arka that stretches from north to south for 200 km. The highest point is Akmeshit Peak (1,131 m).

In the 17th-18th centuries, the mountains of Argynaty (Ulytau) were considered the center of all of the Kazakh steppe. It was a favorite place of the khans of nomadic tribes.

The monuments located here date back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic. This district has more than 630 monuments, 282 of which are included in the historical and cultural museum “Ulytau”. Ulytau on Google Maps. Photos by: Dmitriy Rugis.

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1 comment

  • Tedd Kunkel · February 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Love it, keep posting. My kids are from Kaz. Beautiful land, wonderful people, and rich in heritage and tradition.

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