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TUZBAIR  CLIFF USTYURT PLATEAU
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Tuzbair is a majestic creation of natural elements. This place, the cliff of the Ustyurt plateau breaks off abruptly by a cascade of clay-limestone steps, at the base of which a vast salt marsh lies, which is called sor (salt lake bottom) in these parts. Tuzbair is a barely perceptible place, although it is only a few kilometers from the highway in the area of the Manata rise. From a distance, it attracts the eye only with two table mountains-remains, adjacent to the main massif of the plateau. From a distance, it attracts the eye only with two table mountains-remains, adjacent to the main massif of the plateau. Only having approached to them on an obscure road, the panorama of unimaginable riot of natural elements - water and a wind opens before the eyes of the traveler. But be careful in your attempt to get close to the shore of sor  - approaches to it are cut off by sheer walls on fifteen floors in places. The plumes of the cliffs are riddled with numerous gullies and deep beds. There is a giant natural arch at the very base of the cliff, but it is very difficult to get to it, only the most experienced drivers can drive here at the very edge of the boggy sor. During the rains, the sor is filled with water, turning into a huge mirror, in which the sky reflects. At the base of a small elevation of Kyzylbas there is a guard of Tuzbair - a natural sphinx, proudly looking at the impregnable bastions of the Ustyurt plateau. If you climb the Ustyurt cliff along the main blade grader, then a barely noticeable old road will lead you to a magnificent panoramic point. An entire archipelago of the remnant mountains, ridges and cliffs with deep precipitous lagoons of a ghostly primitive ocean, the memory of which is stored the salt-beaten shore of the Tuzbair sor, and the teeth of fossil sharks here and there will open before your eyes.

Two stone structures in the form of long rows of stones, deliberately set by the human hand are next to the panoramic platform. These are hunting pens - arans - intended for catching steppe hoofed dwellers - saigas. Local old people say that in the 30s of the 20th century these structures were used for their intended purpose. Now, these are historical monuments of economic development of the Ustyurt plateau.