Jygylgan Hollow
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Jygylgan Hollow

Here you will see stunning landscapes created as a result of a natural cataclysm.
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1 hour

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Free

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Das Gebiet Mangghystau

Jygylgan Hollow

Here you will see stunning landscapes created as a result of a natural cataclysm.

Jygylgan Hollow (also spelled as Zhygylgan Hollow) is an amazing place in the Mangystau Province. Its name means “fallen land”. Scientists are split on the origin of the hollow, but most think that the rocks were washed, creating the basin. Others assume that a meteorite has fallen here in prehistoric times. Near the hollow the shore of the Caspian Sea lies. Inside the hollow, one can see ancient rock paintings and fossils of Neogene animals such as prehistoric horses and saber-toothed tigers. There are deep caves, some of the rocks resemble particular figures. For a trip to the Jygylgan area you are advised to drive an SUV because of the uneven terrain.

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