Sun 25 aug 2013 Aralsk to Taraz, Kazakhstan


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August 25th 2013
Published: October 8th 2014
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Sun 25 aug 2013 Aralsk, Kazakhstan

Next destination was Taraz.

From Aralsk I drove Southeast on the M32, passing through Ayteke Bi, Baikonur, Dzhusaly, Kyzlorda,Turkestan, Shimkent, and finally reaching Taraz.

Taraz is a city in the Jambyl Province in Kazakhstan and also near the border with Kyrgyzstan.Taraz was a major trade centre along the Silk Road. The area was once ruled by China during the Qing dynasty in 1755. The city flourished as a stop along the Silk Road from Europe to China until it was destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century.


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Scene viewed by those traders on the Silk Road? To me these mountains looks just beautiful, a change from the flat Kazakh steppe.
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Re-joining the Silk Road at Taraz.
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My evening meal.
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Taraz nightlife.
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My car has just found its long lost Kazakh grandson.


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