Mount Sherkala
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Mount Sherkala

The mysterious mountain Sherkala, made of clay, limestone, sandstone, chalky rocks is located near the city of Aktau.
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Mangystau region

Mount Sherkala

The mysterious mountain Sherkala, made of clay, limestone, sandstone, chalky rocks is located near the city of Aktau.

The mysterious mountain Sherkala, made of clay, limestone, sandstone, chalky rocks is located near the city of Aktau. It is one of the main monuments of the region. Each person who has been at the foot of the beautiful Mangystau region compares it to an inverted bowl, a yurt and even a hidden lion. These various metaphors have served as a basis for the appearance of many legends and beliefs that have absorbed the history of Sherkaly. According to the stories of historians, a fortress city once stood on the territory of a mountainous area, and the ruins, which you can see here, are traces of an ancient burial. In addition, around the lion's mountain there is a cluster of round boulders, some of which are destroyed by mighty winds and centuries-old transformations, including climatic ones.

It will take more than an hour to get around all the surroundings of the mountain, and it will take much longer to explore the caves. There is a belief that a mountain can fulfill a desire, if you go around it all, which is very impressive for people from all over the world who have been here. True or fiction - is unknown. The truth is that the indescribable, unique energy of Lion Mountain creates wonders with the minds of every guest in her domain. Leaving from here, do not forget to take as many photos as possible in order not only to keep a piece of the Mangystau atmosphere in memory, but also to pass it on to your near and dear ones.

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