The best photography locations in Mangystau. TOP-5

Mangystau region is full of beautiful places and unique landscapes. We have made a selection of the most interesting photography locations created by nature itself.

Mangystau region is full of beautiful places and unique landscapes. We have made a selection of the most interesting photography locations created by nature itself.

Aktau embankment.

People say that the best sunsets are by the Caspian sea. And not just by the Caspian sea, but in Aktau itself. The variety of colours and tones is fascinating. A photo was taken in this “magic moment” will undoubtedly gain a tonne of ​​likes from your subscribers.

Valley of Castles Airakt.

Each elevation of this plain is a unique creation of nature. Any photo taken in this area will undoubtedly become a photography masterpiece.

Tamshaly Canyon

Scenic canon is located in the middle of the endless steppe of Mangystau. The canyon is famous for its unusual waterfall and a freshwater lake. In the waterless desert, this place is a real oasis for a traveller and, of course, a catch for a photography amateur.

Sands of Tuyesu

The best deserts of the world, loved by the tourists, cannot be compared with Kazakhstan's “virgin” sands, where there is literally no one. Winds “draw” patterns of incredible beauty. Rally lovers have chosen this area for the rallies and it is perfect for photoshoots.

Rock trail

A pedestrian path between a sheer cliff and the sea was created by modern architects just last year. On the first day after the opening, it became the most popular place to visit by the tourists and residents of the region. The reason for it is a unique combination of modernity and antiquity in one place. Here, every detail and every view deserve a separate picture: the blue sea, blue sky and magnificent rock. Moreover, depending on the weather and time of day, the view from the trail changes.

Bozzhira Mountain

The magic of this place cannot be expressed fully with photo and video camera. The unimaginable view of the natural boundary Bohzhira, located on the Ustyurt plateau, attracts tourists from all over the world. White rocky remains shine blindingly. This amazing place is compared to Arizona, Monument Valley. However, as for the Kazakh natural monument, it is way easier visit it, it is financially more affordable, and there are a lot fewer tourists visiting, which makes one with nature time more magnificent.

Sor Tuzbair

This creation of nature is incredibly beautiful. On Tuzbair, desert, hills and cliffs are miraculously combined. Tourists from all over the world come here to look at the salt flats, to conquer the rocky peaks, to touch the great creation of mother nature. Each view is an unforgettable scene. For photographers, this is a paradise for a successful photoshoot, for artists, ready to be drawn landscapes saturated with inspiration.

Cape Zhigylgan

Fallen land. This is what the cape is called because of its’ unusual appearance formed by the huge geological landslide that arose as a result of the soaking of the clay-sand pillow on which the limestone layer rested. Zhigylgan gave people a rare opportunity to view an extraordinary thing - fragments of plates with surface impressions of petrified traces chains of large and small sabre-toothed makhairod cats and small three-toed horses - hipparions deeply bogged down in silt. The age of these traces is 10-15 million years.

Karynzharyk depression

The most famous and popular place among tourists looking for a wild trip through the vast expanses of the Ustyurt National Reserve. Karynzharyk is one of a kind place, where saline 

soil replace sand and clay, and the visitors of this amazing nature creation feel like they are on another planet.

Valley of Balls Torysh

The most mysterious landmark of the Mangystau region over which scientists around the world puzzle over. Until now, no one can understand how stones of a clear round shape appeared in the middle of the endless steppe. Disputes of the origin of this place have been ongoing for 250 years. However, thinkers have not come to a common opinion.

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