Torysh - unsolved mystery
most mysterious landmark of the Mangystau region makes scientists around the
world puzzle over it. Until now, no one can understand how stones of a clear
round shape appeared in the middle of the boundless steppe. Disputes on the
topic have been ongoing for 250 years. However, thinkers have not come to a
are several versions of the origin of the valley of balls. One of the
assumptions is that the balls appeared as a result of electric discharges in
the earth's crust that occurred in zones of active tectonic faults. Rotating in
the fault rocks formed into spherical nodules.
ball was formed according to the principle of a snowball: a small grain was
overgrown with a thick layer of sand and clay. These processes occurred at a
time when there were ponds on the place of the modern valley. Therefore, the
core of the ball consists of the remains of small organisms that lived in the
sea. The prints of insects, shells and fish are visible even now. However, this
is just a version not scientifically confirmed. Locals, for example, suggest
that this phenomenon is the work of alien creatures.
the beginning of the last century, similar boulders were found in Latin
valley of balls Torysh is a favourite place of Mangystau residents and it
attracts curious tourists from all over the world. Huge boulders of regular
round shape look like dinosaur eggs. They have been lying in the steppes for
thousand years under the hot sun of Mangystau.
interesting fact is that balls interacting with the winds of Mangystau “make”
magical sounds similar to the howls of wild animals.
Legends and traditions
locals have several legends of the origin of the valley of balls Torish.
According to one of them –the balls are former enemies whom the Lord made into
stones, listening to the prayers of residents.
belief - stones are the cannonballs for the cannon of the glorious hero batyr
How to get to the Valley of the Balls?
Valley of Balls is located in the Mangystau region.