Burana Tower & Kemin

Burana Tower & Kemin


Burana Tower & Kemin


A large minaret in the Chuy Valley of Kyrgyzstan, the Burana Tower stands 80km to the east of Bishkek. The tower with grave markers, earthworks and remains of a castle that contains three huge mausoleums. An external, steep, winding stairway helps its tourists to reach up to the top. The 45 meter-high tower withstood a number of earthquakes. The damages can be clearly seen in the tower structure.

Burana Tower & Kemin

The winding stairway inside the Burana Tower

Pottery, coins and other artefacts tell us about the diverse region and the untold stories of Burana. The site along with the mausoleums, grave markers and the castle ruins are now redesigned into a museum that contains artefacts and historical information about the surrounding region.

The Burana ruins of Balasagun

The Burana Zone is located at the edge of the city of Tokmok and about 6 km away from the village of Balasagun. The remains include a field of stoned petroglyphs, the bal-bals and the Burana Tower. Built in the 11th century, the ruins of the ancient city of Balasagun was further destroyed by several earthquakes. The damage is being repaired since 1970.


Kemin is the northeastern region of the Chuy district. The area spreads over an area of 3533 square kilometres, that makes it the second largest district of the Chuy Region. The small city is enclosed between beautiful gorges and valleys like the Kichi-Kemin Valley, Chong-Kemin Valley and the Chuy Valley. The gorges in the backdrop offer beautiful refreshing views to its visitors.

The city has few great places to visit-

KelKogur Lake

Deep in the KungeiAla-Too Mountain ranges beyond Kemin lies a picturesque lake known as the KelKogur Lake that is considered to be the briefing point of the trek up to the mountains.

Chon Kemin National Park

The Chon Kemin National Park is one of the best places to rent horses close to the capital city. The guesthouses in the valley are a must visit.

Kyrgyzstan's capital city Bishkek is known for its tourist background. However, places surrounding Bishkek also offer a splendid backdrop to an already exciting itinerary. The ancient town of Balasagun and the local Burana tower are worth visiting. You learn all about Kyrgyz cultures in the tower turned museum.

Also, the part of the excursion that takes you to the city of Kemin will not fail to disappoint you. You can see the yurts in these areas which are considered to be the major Kyrgyz nomadic symbol. The place tells you about the fast track development of the country and the structuring and mobile dwelling setup in the region. Call us or visit our website to book your tour now.