This amazing canyon is formed by the Temirlik River, the right tributary of the Charyn River.
Temirlik Canyon is 11 kilometers (7 mi) long and is located near Charyn Canyon in the Almaty Province. The width of the canyon reaches 200 meters (219 yd), the depth is about 50 meters (164 ft).
In the middle course of the Temirlik River there is a gorge up to 1.5 kilometers (0.6 mi) wide and up to 160 meters (525 ft) deep. The Temirlik River carries its waters under the canopy of numerous trees along the picturesque green glades. Further, the river runs through a small rocky canyon that expands in the lower reaches of the river. In this part of the canyon there are dense turanga thickets that create a comfortable microclimate at the bottom of the canyon.
In the river valley there are thickets of ash, poplar, willow, chingil, barberry and tamarisk. Great variety of wild animals are found here: foxes, hares, corsacs, mountain goats, weasels, martens, stoats, and jerboas. Many birds live here as well: eagle-owls, golden eagles, bearded vultures, and short-toed eagles.