burana-tower

We have not yet finished the tour around ancient Tokmok city, although it seems pretty small to us. The heritage arounf the city is big enough to even write a nice book. Last time our talk was about beautiful Burana tower and now we will take a look at the territory around it.

Right next to the tower, you will see an open-air gallery of ancient arts; more exactly, the sculptures that remind people! Kyrgyz people call them “bal-bal”s. Most of them are very cute, looking like a smiling man. However, not all of them are the sculptures are “humans”. There are such rocks, on which the ancient artists left some scripts with Arabic letters.

There is no exact information about why those statues were built and put together in one place. This kind of monuments were found in many other regions of the country as well, but this is the biggest gallery of stone monuments.

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