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Canyon Fairy Tale

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Must stop when passing in the area

From the parking lot you go left into the canyon. It has hills with all kind of colors in red. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aalter, Belgium
Lovely surprise

Nice canyon with lots of brilliant colors and shapes by Issyk Kul Lake. Worth visiting and... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
United States
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Tosor, Kyrgyzstan
+996 705 054 805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the parking lot you go left into the canyon. It has hills with all kind of colors in red. You can walk between small gorges in the rocks, walk on the ridges and enjoy the view. Some formations are really impressive. Take the time...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Nice canyon with lots of brilliant colors and shapes by Issyk Kul Lake. Worth visiting and exploring if you're nearby. Not big, so won't take much time.

Thank Lovelylilac
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Absolutely stunning place and most certainly worth a visit. The rock and sand formation here is a sight to behold and pictures do not do justice to how magnificent this place is. Do bear in mind that there are some slippery slopes and care needs...More

Thank varun_mukthi
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to play hide and seek. The interesting combination of up and down, deserted and plentiful vegetation, rocks and water makes this a great place to explore. They should probably write a good story to match the name of Fairy Tale...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Clearly, Canyon Fairy Tale is an exceptional site and one that must not be missed when visiting Kyrgyzstan. But go with a local guide, not only to locate the canyon but to help you navigate around the beautiful geological formations reminiscent of, but not quite...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We organised transport from Bokonbaevo to Karakol on the way is Skazka. The canyon is very beautiful situated South of Lake Issyk-Kul, hidden in the hills is a magical place: the Skazka canyon, also called the Fairy-tale canyon. While walking through it, your imagination will...More

3  Thank r0mer0mer0me
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The canyon is replete with colorful rock formations. The shapes of the rocks and the pastel colors make for excellent photographs. Don't miss this site

Thank PGIT
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Fairy Tale Canyon is a long bumpy road off the beaten path (as is most of Kyrgyzstan). But this place was AMAZING. So much natural beauty to see. The colors washed over the ground, the towering red rock formations...some looking a little like the Great...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Picturesque location on the south shore of Issyk Kul, between Tosor and Kaji-Say villages. Red sandstone formations create the beautiful contrast with blue lake and sky and the great scenes for the photography. The color of the stone may vary during the day and from...More

Thank NomadyTravel
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This stop is really worth your time. The formations and colors in the rocks are simply beautiful. It reminded me of Monument Valley in the US.

Thank Sharon K
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Response from WMBandit | Reviewed this property |
You can leave it in the car or if not, you can leave it at the entrance to the Canyon and pay a fee 50 SOM.