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Tour to the medieval Burana tower provided by Show Me Bishkek

Tour to the medieval Burana tower

Tour to the medieval Burana tower
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–5 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Interesting tour for history lovers. You will visit one of the ancient buildings in Kyrgyzstan, explore the surrounding area, walk among the ancient stone sculptures and get acquainted with archaeological finds in a small museum. The tour will last about five hours.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • At 10:00 am driver and guide will meet you at the hotel and you will go to the city of Tokmok, which is located in 75 km from Bishkek. The way to Tokmok usually takes an hour and a half. You will drive along the border with Kazakhstan and, if the weather is clear, you will see the beautiful scenery of the Tien Shan mountains. Tokmak was the second largest industrial city in Kyrgyzstan during the Soviet times, and you can see some of the Soviet monuments while driving through the city. Then you will pass through several small but picturesque villages, and you will be able to see the life of the locals outside the capital. When you reach the historic Burana complex, you can go on a walking tour. Before you enter the territory of Burana, the guide will tell you the introductory part of the tour. Then, you will see the foundations of two ancient mausoleums, where once the rich and famous residents of Balasagun were buried (Burana is located in it's Central part). Then you will come to the tower itself, you will be able to see its ornament and climb to the top, which offers a beautiful view of the mountains and the valley, as well as the hills, under which the ruins of the Central walls and the Palace were found. After visiting the tower, the guide will show you a small museum with various finds made on the territory of the settlement. At the end of the tour you will see stone sculptures, stones with petroglyphs and other ancient stone products collected in the historical complex from all Kyrgyzstan. After the tour you will go to Bishkek by the same road. In Bishkek, the guide and driver will take you to the hotel or any other place in the city - at your request.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • At 10:00 am driver and guide will meet you at the hotel and you will go to the city of Tokmok, which is located in 75 km from Bishkek. The way to Tokmok usually takes an hour and a half. You will drive along the border with Kazakhstan and, if the weather is clear, you will see the beautiful scenery of the Tien Shan mountains. Tokmak was the second largest industrial city in Kyrgyzstan during the Soviet times, and you can see some of the Soviet monuments while driving through the city. Then you will pass through several small but picturesque villages, and you will be able to see the life of the locals outside the capital. When you reach the historic Burana complex, you can go on a walking tour. Before you enter the territory of Burana, the guide will tell you the introductory part of the tour. Then, you will see the foundations of two ancient mausoleums, where once the rich and famous residents of Balasagun were buried (Burana is located in it's Central part). Then you will come to the tower itself, you will be able to see its ornament and climb to the top, which offers a beautiful view of the mountains and the valley, as well as the hills, under which the ruins of the Central walls and the Palace were found. After visiting the tower, the guide will show you a small museum with various finds made on the territory of the settlement. At the end of the tour you will see stone sculptures, stones with petroglyphs and other ancient stone products collected in the historical complex from all Kyrgyzstan. After the tour you will go to Bishkek by the same road. In Bishkek, the guide and driver will take you to the hotel or any other place in the city - at your request.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88339P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport service
  • Accompanying guide services
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport service
  • Accompanying guide services
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Fabian_Lee
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
We booked for a tour to Burana Tower (2 Pax). Our guide was Meerim, a lovely guide who accompanied us to this tour. She was well versed with the history and cultural aspect of the UNESCO site. A great experience.

Meerim went the extra mile and accompanied us to Osh Bazaar, assisting us with the purchase of souvenirs and explanation of central Bishkek. We couldn't be more thankful for this perfect day trip. Recommended to all!
Written 26 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the feedback!
Written 11 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Konstantin
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I would like to say several words of my positive experience with this Company. It was tour to the Burana tower and there were many interesting historical facts which had been presented by guide Diana and driver Evgeny. You'll be able to reveal and observe wonderful nature and distinctive surroundings.

Within several hours you will be bound up in ancient story and beauty of the nature.

Beyond a reasonable doubt, I can recommend this Company as well as this tour to all tourists who are going to visit Bishkek.

Many thanks to Diana and Evgeny!
Written 4 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your feedback! We were very pleased to arrange a tour for you :)
Written 11 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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