Charyn Canyon

Charyn Canyon

Spectacular Charyn Canyon is known locally as Dolina Zamkov, or “Valley of Castles.” The Charyn River, flowing rapidly down from the Tien Shan Mountains, has carved a deep and beautiful canyon into Kazakhstan’s “hungry steppe.” The 50-mile canyon is a place of strange rock formations, colorful strata and the swift Charyn River, a favorite with expert rafters.

PUBLISHED: July 15, 2013