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Burana Tower, Tokmok

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Must see · Observation Deck · Historic Site
The last remaining structure of the ancient city of Balasagun, Burana Tower offers a glimpse at a long-lost civilization. The tower was constructed between the 10th and 11th centuries and partially destroyed during an earthquake in the 16th century. Its diminished 25 m (82 ft) height can still be scaled by climbing an internal spiral staircase, leading to a panoramic viewing point. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Burana Tower by using our Tokmok travel itinerary planner.
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  • Another great half day with Mars. Enjoyable snowy drive. The burial grounds and tower has so much history, def worth a few hours. Although it was bitterly cold, the walk through the statues and...  more »
  • This is one of the key historical site in the country as the minaret can be traced back to the 11th century. One can climb the minaret from the side as well but the steps are steep.  more »
  • This is a great historical landmark to visit. There are plenty of informational signs throughout the grounds that explain the history of the tower as well as a museum. I'll admit that the climb up the narrow and VERY dark winding staircase causes a LITTLE bit of claustrophobia, but once you reach the top you are rewarded with scenic 360 degree vistas of the surrounding country side! Definitely recommend visiting here if you are in this part of Kyrgyzstan
  • Beautiful landmark which has a museum and you can see the tombs as well. By the way, you don’t have to buy the combo entrance + museum ticket. You can just buy the entrance which is much cheaper than the combo. At first they tried to oversell us the combo but thankfully we were aware that you could buy the entrance only.

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