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Karagiye, Kazakhstan

From series “Amazing Land Areas Below the Sea Level”
Lenght: 85 km away. Width: 25 km. Deepness: 132 meters.

In Kazakhstan there is also a valley worth seeing for the curious tourist. The depth of Karagije Valley is 132 meters, it is located in the southwestern part of the country, on the territory of the Mangyschlaks peninsula. Karagije is one of the deepest dry valleys of Asia. Its steep peculiarities are the steep slopes. The name of the valley is formed by connecting two Turkic words - 'Kara' ('black') and 'Kija' ('steep slope'). The sink also has another unofficial name - 'Batyr', which is translated as 'fighter'.

Karagiye, Kazakhstan Karagije Valley has not only the steep slopes, but also quite regular oval shape. Its length is about 85 km, and the latitude - 25 km. According to one of the versions, the valley has formed as a result of the karst and lowering processes, which lasted for thousands of years near the coast of the Caspian Sea. The numerous canyons and gorges in the valley indicate that these processes continue today. The depth of Karagije Valley is constantly increasing.

It is recommended to tourists to walk along the bottom of the lowland, accompanied by the local guide, because it will be extremely difficult for the unprepared person to walk on their cut-up ground. Apart from the picturesque deserts of Kazakhstan, another phenomenon attracts tourists to this region. It is the huge number of unknown flying objects. Literally all the tourists who stay next to the valley, see the UFOs. To the reason of the attention of UFOs to this valley one can only in guesses. Next - Afar Depression


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ATM bankomat: 'Kazkommertsbank' located in 26 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Гелиос' in 49 km
Apotheek: 'Аптека № 4' in 32 km
Railway station: 'Eralievo' in 19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Heydar Aliyev Airport BAK - in 355 km

Best hotels near Karagiye

Hotel Salem

Located in 54 km from Karagiye
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Rooms: 22
Rooms at Salem Hotel offer features air conditioning, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. Other property facilities … More: photo, rates and booking
Chagala Apart Hotel Aktau

Located in 55 km from Karagiye
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Rooms: 83
Each room at the hotel includes modern decor and a safety deposit box. Bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries. European cuisine is served in … More: photo, rates and booking
Aktau Hotel

Located in 56 km from Karagiye
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Rooms: 60
A breakfast buffet is provided at the Aktau Hotel, and a snack bar is available. Guests can relax in the cosy sports pub with billiards room. … More: photo, rates and booking
Grand Nur Plaza Hotel

Located in 57 km from Karagiye
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Rooms: 140
Grand Nur Plaza Hotel offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms with cable and satellite TV, a safe and balcony. Some rooms have separate living and … More: photo, rates and booking

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