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Aksu Dzhabagly

Published: 16 july 2014
  Aksu Dzhabagly is one of the oldest and the first reserves in Central Asia, located in the southern part of Kazakhstan, in the spur of the Western Tien Shan at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level.

  Here, in this beautiful State Nature Reserve you can see the rare and endangered species of animals and plants. These are argali, snow leopards and lynxes, wolves and foxes, porcupines and bears, as well as many other animals. World of birds are vulture, golden eagles and griffons. There are 25 species of rare insects listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. The reserve’s fauna is also diverse: over 250 species of mushrooms, 60-70 species of algae, lichens and more than 1,300 species of higher plants. But the great popular are Greig and Kauf-mann tulips - the founders of the world-famous cultural varieties of tulips. Juniper forests form a unique amazing view of this region. Juniper is one of the main trees in the western Tien Shan, since ancient times has been widely used by man.

  In addition to all of the above-mentioned, there are many other attractions in Aksu Dzhabagly Reserve, such as gorges, caves, most beautiful mountain scenery. Here you can also see other natural sites: ancient city Isfidzhab and Sharafkent, holy spring Baybarak, rock drawings – petroglyphs depicting the ancient history of the region.


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