TAKE A WALK INTO THE FAIRYTALE CANYON
The fairytale gorge is a place where the red sandstones have been eroded and shaped by the elements... There is a wide variety of shapes, from towers and waves to crescent-shaped rocks. Some people see castles... Hence the name fairy tale.
What you see really depends on your imagination.
The Fairy Tale Canyon, also known as the "Skazka Canyon," is located 30km east of Bokonbaevo along the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. It is a natural setting of orange and reddish hills that have been eroded into various spectacular shapes by the wind and rain. Most impressive is a castle-like hill that visitors can scale along a natural corridor. But be sure to wear good shoes. It can be quite slippery.
This is also a great place for children. They will be enchanted by the colors and scope of the formations. For those who wish to hike the top of the nearby hills, there are views overlooking the canyon with Issyk-Kul Lake in the background. The canyon is accesible by car and the CBT Bokonbaevo staff can arrange transport to and from the parking area. For anyone coming to the Issyk-Kul region this is a destination not to be missed!