Failure "Zhygylgan"
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Failure "Zhygylgan"

Here you will see with your own eyes how the result of a once natural cataclysm turned into a significant historical landmark, with stunning landscapes.
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Mangystau region

Failure "Zhygylgan"

Here you will see with your own eyes how the result of a once natural cataclysm turned into a significant historical landmark, with stunning landscapes.

Zhygylgan is a no less amazing place in Mangistau. In Russian, its name means “fallen land”, which personifies a circular depression in the local relief. Scientists cannot give a final answer on the origin of the depression, but most scientists see the reason for the dissolution of rocks. The other part assumes the fall of a large meteorite here in prehistoric time. There, along the geological heritage stretched a wide strip of the Caspian Sea. Walking in the features of this stone mess, you can notice the cave paintings and various deep caves, see the figures of castles, animals, people in cobblestones; meet the fossil traces of Neogene animals such as ancient horses and saber-toothed tigers. For a trip to the Zhygylgan area you are advised to use an SUV because of the periodic and rather deep rut arising on the road.

Here you will see with your own eyes how the result of a once natural cataclysm turned into a significant historical landmark, with stunning landscapes.

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