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Boritastagan granite cliff.

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“The whole vast world is around me, above me and under me is full of unknown secrets. I will open them all my life, because this is the most fascinating activity in the world”

V. Bianchi.

A trip to the steppes of the East Kazakhstan region.

Granite cliff Boritastagan is located in the Kokpekty district of the East Kazakhstan region. In the southwest of granite, approximately 30 kilometers are the low mountains of Zhabagaila and Tuyemoynak, which stretch from the northwest to the southeast.
The terrain for up to 30 kilometers from granite is ideally flat steppe, without depressions and uplifts. Seven kilometers south, from the cliff of Boritastagan, the small river Bugaz flows. Imagine an absolutely flat steppe surface on which nature has been erected, smoothed by the wind and the weather, a huge pile of granites.
A meteorite, which found its refuge in the steppes of Kazakhstan, can draw an unbridled impression. The rock stands in the steppe and is a massive block of light gray granite stretched from north-east to south-west with bizarre outlines.
The length of the granite massif Boritastagan is 229 meters, the largest width of granite, at the widest point - 68 meters. The height of the cliff of Boritastagan at sea level is 558 meters. At 6 kilometers in the southeast, the small river Bugaz River flows, which originates in the Shubartobe mountains.
On the western side of the granite cliff of Boritastagan, there are scribbles in the grotto, which have been known to researchers since the beginning of the 20th century, which they have repeatedly described and published.
Most likely, presumably, this uplift is characteristic of plutons, when the internal energy of the earth could only raise a layer of rocks to the surface, but the volcanic eruption did not occur. Such a relief of the earth's surface is characteristic of Central Kazakhstan - the Karkaraly mountains, Bayanaul, Bektau-ata, Borovoy, Kokshetau.
In the western part of granite is a grandiose wall, in which there is a small cave with rock paintings, to which a wooden staircase leads. So, in front of us we have an impressive and interesting creation of nature in a flat and endless steppe - Boritastagan granite, by the way, if you are not comfortable spending the night at Boritastagan granite, you can drive, for sure, southeast for 8 kilometers, and you will run into a ribbon of trees among , which flows the river Bugaz.
The river is slightly smaller than the Ayagoz River, but the coolness and cozy place for the camp can be found here without difficulty. From the village of Ayagoz to granite Boritastagan 193 kilometers. If, after 51 kilometers beyond Ayagoz, you have found evening and there is a need to spend the night in tents, I recommend you a picturesque and fishing place on the banks of the Ayagoz River.
There is silence, Ayagoz rolls his clear and clear waters and nightingales sing, especially in the evening at sunset. And the sunset from the steep bank of the river is simply gorgeous. From the village of Kokpekty, the administrative center of the Kokpektinsky district, to the granite Boritastagan 123 kilometers.
The coordinates of the granite cliff Boritastagan N48 ° 04'02,26 ", E82 ° 27'34,56"

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Authority and photos:
Alexander Petrov.