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Kyrkgyz gorge.

Trip from settlement of Koytyn to gorge Kyrkgyz.

«Every creature lives in a state of war by nature»

Jonathan Swift.

Walk in gorge Kyrkgyz in Koitendag montains.

The gorge Kyrkgyz is on a northern slope of Ridge Kugitangtau, in 9 kilometers to the east from the settlement of Koytyn. The gorge Kyrkgyz ("Forty girls") reminds the raised trough. Here about three thousand people can take cover from bad weather.
Tell a surprising legend about this miracle of the nature: "In ancient times for the village strangers attacked, destroyed fortress, destroyed men, children and old men. Strangers spared only forty beautiful girls and captured them with themselves.
Each of leaders wanted to marry one of forty girls. Having learned about intentions of newcomers, girls began to pray to hide to God with a request them at the foot of a hill. Allah heard their plaintive groan. The mountain opened.
Girls quickly hid at the foot of a hill. Shortage of water, food did not force them to leave the mountain. When newcomers could not find girls, villagers came for search of missing and found them. All forty girls were dead.
All of them were buried together, in one grave".

Authority:
Allagula Yusubov. The deputy chief editor of the Vatan newspaper, especially for "Spark". https://www.kommersant.ru