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Western cliff Ustyurt.

The jeep tours on Western Ustyurt.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving” 

Terry Pratchett. “A Hat Full of Sky”.

Walks on Mangyshlak at Caspian Sea.

The western Cliff of the Ustyurt plateau treats the main plateau of Ustyurt, its most part is in Mangystau Region on the peninsula of Mangyshlak. The central part of the Western cliff Ustyurt the western part breaks on Saline march Kenderli and a hollow Karynzharyk, in this place, from the East, it is propped up by a hollow Muzbel.
The following part of the Western cliff of Ustyurt was stretched by the broken line from the North, from the mountain Kolbay 332 meters high above sea level on the South, along Boszhira valley, to Saline march Karashek and the underground mosque Beckett of at an and unites further to a hollow Karynzharyk in the Ustyurt reserve.
More northern part of the Western cliff of Ustyurt was stretched from the southwest on the northeast along Saline march Kaydak, the gulf Komsomol member and Saline march Mertvyi Kultuk. The highest point of the Western chink of Ustyurt is in the region of a well Kugusem 340 meters high above sea level, the lowest point is located in a northern part of Saline march of Kenderli - 52 meters.
The western cliff of Ustyurt represents an extensive ballast stony surface. The western cliff of Ustyurt was stretched narrow long about 70 kilometers, a tape through the Ustyurt reserve, it tries to keep step with its limits in the northern direction on 80 kilometers.
General height of terraces of cliff of 200 - 250 meters. Breaks are abrupt that the person can almost not go down on them. On the westernmost tip of cliff all types of a relief inherent in Ustyurt meet: plateau cliff, drainless hollows, hilly sands.
An origin of cliffs  variously - an erosive, tectonic raising. Cliff arises, in cases when under the reserving layers easily collapsing rocks lie.

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Authority and photos:
Alexander Petrov.