Transfer to Chon-Kemin in the morning. Meeting with guide and driver. On the way to the Burana tower. Buran memorial Tower, located 80 kilometers from Bishkek, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Kyrgyzstan. There are important artifacts that tell the history of Kyrgyzstan and its role on the Silk road. Its construction dates back to X—XI centuries. The original height of the tower was not less than 40 m, but its upper part was dropped by an earthquake. Today the height is 21, 7 meters. Next to the tower is the «garden of stones» which contains the so-called «balbals» — ancient tombstones, ancient millstones, and stones with rock paintings. Also near the memorial there is a Museum and other archaeological sites. Lunch on arrival. After a delicious lunch — Hiking.
For a fee you can see:
-horse games: Kok-Boru (goat breeding), Kyz-Kuumai (chasing a girl);
Kok-Boru is an ancient, popular equestrian-sports game among the Kyrgyz. It is a symbiosis of racing and playing. Riders are fighting for the carcass of a goat — it is necessary not only to take possession of it, but also to keep, and then throw in the «Kazan» (gate) of the opposing team.
Kyz Kuumai from Turkic languages is translated as the pursuit of a girl. The game begins with the fact that the rider and his companion go to the racetrack. Girl becomes on 12 – 15 meters ahead. On the judge’s signal starts the jump. After it will slip about 400 meters, the rider starts. If the rider manages to catch up with the girl, he gets the right to hug and kiss her at a gallop. However, in the opposite direction, the participants start in a different order. Now the rider gets a head start, and the girl has to catch up with him. If it will succeed, it shall have the right to beat him with a whip.
Overnight in the guest house.