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Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak.

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In the Western Karatau Range (Kazakh. Black Karatau, Batys Karatau) refers to the Karatau mountain system on the Mangyshlak peninsula in the Mangystau region in western Kazakhstan. The Western Karatau Ridge is located in the Karatau mountain system in the central part of the Mangyshlak Peninsula.
The length of the Western Karatau ridge from the north-west to the south-east is 44 kilometers, the width, from north to south, in the vicinity of the Otpan mount, is 11 kilometers. The highest point of the ridge is Otpan Mount, 532.7 meters high above sea level.
Mount Otpan is located in the Mangistau district in the central part of the Western Karatau ridge between the Besbulak tract in the south and the Karasai tract in the north. The surroundings of the Otpan mount are picturesque, they keep the historical and natural attractions of the Mangystau mountains.
At the top of the mount Otpan, two structures are installed - the 37-meter high monument to Aday and two steles of the minaret towering to the right and left of the Aday ata monument. They symbolize two wings of the father - sons Kudayke and Kelimberdy.
The complex includes Aksaray - a 2-storey building resembling a large yurt and a batyr's helmet. In the memorial complex there is: a museum, a library, a room for ceremonies, a hall for the Council of Elders. There is also a footpath, which consists of 360 steps that lead to the top of Mount Otpan, where the monument to the founder of the Kazakh tribe, Aday, is located.
Aday ata lived approximately in the XV century. In memory of his sons, Kelimberdy and Kudayke, small towers with domes were erected on each side of the main memorial. Near the place of the symbolic fire is the President’s Square and Tutobe.
In the vicinity of the memorial there is a figure of a wolf, which reflects the symbol of strength and freedom of the spirit. A little further installed sculpture leopard. Further, below, at a distance of approximately 455 meters, a round Aksaray building was erected, in which up to 1000 people can fit.
The octagonal two-story building (number 8 for the Turkic-speaking peoples is sacred and symbolizes the infinity of the universe). In 2007, the Otpan Tau Historical and Cultural Complex was solemnly opened. Translated from the Kazakh "Otpan" means fire.

Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Фототуры в горах Киргизии.

Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.Mount Otpan on Mangyshlak and environs.

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Alexander Petrov.