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Сhalk mountains of Mangyshlak.

Exclusive tours Mangyshlak.

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

Jonathan Swift.

Individual tours by jeep Mangyshlak.

A trip to the White mountains. Drive through the city of Aktau in the direction 29 of the neighborhood, turn to the North-West by the road leading to Kalamkas and Fort-Shevchenko and right past the village Akshukur, perched by the sea, past the Kazakh cemetery, past the houses of the village of Telman.
The road leads to the North. On the left of the Caspian sea with brackish water. It is 20 meters below sea level. In his harsh shores from the earliest times ran a lively trade route. About the Caspian mention since ancient times.
The ancient Greeks called him Hyrcanian and the Arabian sea, the Chinese - West, the Assyrians it is known as Eastern. The Arabs gave him several names - Hurosan, Hazarskoe, Djordan.
The Persians wrote - sea Gurzem. Tatars seemed to be white - AK-Dengiz means White sea. The ancient Russians about the Caspian said Khvalyn sea, Hvalinskoe, Derbent. The name comes from the Caspian disappeared now people of the Caspians (horse breeders), who pass their countless herds on the Western and South-Western coast.
The sea retreats, hiding. 43 kilometer. If you go straight, you will arrive in Fort-Shevchenko. Turn to the North-East. The landscape is changing. After a few kilometers we reach the ridge of the mountains Aktau, then the ridge South of Aktau - low, white.
The road leads smoothly up and down, up and down. And so to 81 kilometers, there is a fork. Right - Shetpe, left the village Tauchik, Kalamkas and Karaghambas. We're going straight. Sometimes stop and photographed against the backdrop of picture-perfect scenery.
Here and 111 kilometers. North Of Aktau. For travelers a Parking lot. This is the place we set for ourselves, as "Chalk mountain". All around white. But not from the sun. These mountains are composed of limestone, marl and white clay.
The wind here has played wonderfully, and it has resulted in a monoclinal type of relief. Tell that spring is in the rain on them flee the turbulent flow, sometimes drifting roads and settlements, and among fancy stones you can find shark teeth and semi-precious stones.
To the right of the road we see a mountain with a through hole, through which are drawn to us its rays descending to the horizon the sun.

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Authority:
 Antonina, Aktau, July 2000

Photos
 Alexander Petrov.