Deep, with bizarre forms, the Ybykty canyon in Mangistau.
Infinitely rich Mangistau region to works of art created by Mother Nature herself. One of the masterpieces in her collection is the Ybykty canyon in the Kabyrga tract, which some tourists called the Openwork Canyon, and others called “porous chocolate”.
Scientists attribute the formation of a natural monument to the Lower Paleogene period - about 66-41 million years ago, it was then that 75 percent of living organisms, including dinosaurs, died out on the planet.
Precipitation, winds and earthquakes "troubled" to make the Ybykty canyon openwork and elegant. Its vertical surfaces really look like broken pieces of aerated chocolate, and the space around it is lined with amazing labyrinths of passages and arches. In its majesty, depth, beauty and forms, the Kazakh natural masterpiece is comparable to the famous Antelope Canyon in the US state of Arizona.
Useful tips for 2021-2022
How to get there?
You should move to the northeast from the city of Aktau towards the central part of the Mangyshlak peninsula. Near the Mangistau-Beineu railway you will find yourself in the Kabyrga tract. As an additional reference point, the Tupkaragansky district of the Mangistau region can serve, where, by the way, another attraction of the region is located - the Karaman-ata underground mosque (13.5 km from the tract), as well as its administrative city, Fort Shevchenko. Only four kilometers separate the tract from the Mangystau-Beineu railway. From Aktau to the tract - 103 kilometers, then the path to the canyon will be surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and landscapes.
Meals and accommodation
It is best to plan an overnight stay in the cities of Aktau or Fort Shevchenko, where you can also get provisions for the journey.