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Riders fight to gain possession of a goatskin in a Kazakh game call kokbar similar to rugby but played on horseback at the inaugural festival in Ogli western Mongolia
Now working the first HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION on the Chemal River was built in 1935 and it’s still the basic place of interest of this area. Read more: Travellerspoint Travel Community http://www.travellerspoint.com/my_blognewentry.cfm?blogid=15412#ixzz0Y9pR2JN4
The highway leading here is - the Chemalsky Path which lies on the right bank of Katun River where numerous tourist complexes are situated. Read more: Travellerspoint Travel Community http://www.travellerspoint.com/my_blognewentry.cfm?blogid=15412#ixzz0Y9qkLxO7
The extent of the federal line М-52 Novosibirsk – Tashanta makes 953 kilometers, from Biysk to border with Mongolia section is 589 km and it’s called the Chujsky Path. This highway allows to see diverse nature of climatic zones of Altai - from low hills of the North to mighty tops of the South, from narrow woody valleys of the Katun river, to wide steppes of the river Chuya valley. The Chujsky Path crosses two mountain passes – Seminsky, Chike-Taman and comes to the end with the Durbet-Daba pass where the Mongolia begins. The border of Altai and Mongolia lies on a two ridges joint – the Sailugem and the Chihachev ridge which heights reach 3500 meters above sea level. Fascinating panoramas of Kurajsky and Chujsky steppes will not leave indifferent any traveler. There are a very few settlements which basically settle down on a site to 650 km of road. It is the place where time is dissolved in space. On both parties of the Chujsky Path there is a set of historical places of interest, such as stone paintings also known as petroglyphs, stone steles, the Silk Way barrows and so on.
The Chuya Steppe has a great amount of archaeological monuments. In total about 20 parking of a paleolith were found here, and a lot of monuments of bronze and iron ages, such as - Paleolithic sites, barrows, stone sculptures, rock paintings, potter's and iron-smelting furnaces and others. Basically, these sights are concentrated in the river valleys of Justyd and the Bar-Burgazy, the biggest petrographic complex was stretched on 18 km in a Elangash river valley – scientists have copied more than 30 000 drawings of every possible animals, anthropomorphous figures, episodes from a life and so on. <a href="http://www.altaidt.com/guidebook/place/13-chujsky-steppe" rel="nofollow">www.altaidt.com/guidebook/place/13-chujsky-steppe</a>