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Sun 25 aug 2013 Aralsk to Taraz, Kazakhstan 20130825_160920

Scene viewed by those traders on the Silk Road? To me these mountains looks just beautiful, a change from the flat Kazakh steppe.
Sun 25 aug 2013 Aralsk to Taraz, Kazakhstan

August 25th 2013
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 du ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan » Taraz

Kazakhstani Flag Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
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