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Dangi, canyon
Daraut-Korgon, village
Darkhan, village
Deisy Richter
Djany-Bazar
Dzhergalansky faunal complex
Djili-Suu
Dolina Tsvetov (Valley of Flowers)
Dolon

Dostuk
Dugoba, gorge
Duldul-Ata




Dangi canyon. The canyon is located in the lower stream, near the confluence of the rivers Kyrgyz-Ata and Hoschana in Naukat valley. The river Aravan cuts the stone ridge of the mountain massif Tuya-Muyun, with a height of about 300 meters, forming a narrow canyon of Dangi. On the right side of the canyon is the Surprise cave (220/-80 m). Two km west of the Dangi canyon is the Fersman cave. á Top

Daraut-Korgon, village. West of the village are the remains of the 19th century fortress. Opposite Daraut-Korgon village, is the entrance to river valley, Altyn-Dara, which leads to Tersagar pass through which you can get into the river valley, Sel-Dara, which flows from the Fedchenko glacier. Top

Darkhan, village. This village is the southern coast of Issyk-Kul. To the north of Darkhan village is a settlement. It used to hold an extremely important geographical position - it controlled Dzhuukinsky (Zaukinsky) pass - the most convenient passageway through Terskey Ala-Too ridge in the central Tien Shan and farther out - in the Fergana and East Turkestan. Approximate dating of the settlement is VIII- XII centuries. At the bottom of the bay (at a depth of 1.5 m) in 1985 was found Darkhansky treasure of the Saks's items. The treasure consisted of three bronze daggers - akinaks, bronze "teapot" with a spout and other bronze objects. These treasures are stored at the University of History of National Academy of Sciences. From time to time, waves throw out objects of various purposes on the deserted beaches. Top

Djany-Bazar. At the Southern extreme of the Chatkal valley the road from Jalalabad and Tash-Kumyr swings North towards Talas and here lies the town of Djany-Bazar. Nearby is the Idris Paygambar mausoleum (dating from the 13th century) several hundred Muslim pilgrims visit this site each year some from far away. A small basic hostel for pilgrims has been built near by. Top

Dzhergalansky faunal complex. Dzhergalansky faunal complex is located around Dzhergalan resort, 8 km from Karakol town, in a sand pit of the same-named river. The cut is deep, and the river water has washed out the cliff edges, which are easy to read with their ancient layers of earth and sediment. On the right bank of the river Dzhergalan, some remains were found which included an almost complete skeleton of a mammoth, lower jaw of a bison, jaw and teeth of a donkey, and a mammoth tooth. The whole complex is of a great value to science, in particular, to study the Paleolith in Issyk-Kul region, because on the shore of the Issyk-Kul lake, in its western part, a settlement of hunters was found engaged in the processing of hides and bones of these animals (Salamat-Bulak parking). In the Dzhergalinsky cut, archaeologists also found a fragment of a mammoth ivory and remains of a glacial elephant. Top

Djili-Suu, hot mineral springs (2390 m). Djili-Suu is located on the right bank of the river Chon-Kyzyl-Suu, as the same-named valley, 20 km from the village of Kyzyl-Suu (Issyk-Kul, the south coast). The water temperature in the spring sources is 43ºC. The water is clean, clear, with a smell of hydrogen sulphide. These sources are referred to as chloride-sulfate sodium. Here you can take a bath (although time in the pool should not exceed 8-10 min). Top

Dolina Tsvetov (Valley of Flowers). About 5 km south of the Jety-Oguz sanatoria, a valley opens out which is ablaze with colour from May - when there are multitudes of poppies - thoughout early summer. Apparently there are repted to be petroglyphs here - but no-one seems to know exactly where.
There are often yurts here which can offer accommodation. Top

Dolon, Pass (3030 m). The highest point on the road of Bishkek - Torugart, leading to Western China. Every summer, one can see the tents and yurts of shepherds. In clear weather, great scenery opens up from here onto the high-altitude area. In the winter the pass is very difficult. Top

Dostuk. About 25 km from the town in the direction of Osh is the village of Dostuk. Here there is a power station built on the At-Bashi river that flows into the Naryn River. The At-Bashi river flows through a gorge at places less than 100m wide, and at the mouth of the gorge is a dam holding back some 90 million cubic meters of water. The reservoir is reached through a tunnel 245 m long and stretches some 7 km up the gorge. At the dam the water is some 45 m deep. Some 40,000 kW of power is generated by 4 turbines and is supplied to the Naryn region, to Jalalabad and to China. To visit the power station, special permission is needed. źDostuk╗ means Peace in Kyrgyz. Top

Dugoba, gorge. Ferghana Valley. Dugoba has become a place for challenging hiking and climbing sports, educational and training campaigns, schools and training seminars for tourist - public personnel, training camps and expeditions. Dugoba provides comparatively convenient approaches, a variety of terrains, pleasant climate, lack of avalanche danger in the summer and good weather - all of which contribute to the developing popularity of this area. A lot of interesting rock-snow-capped peaks are focused in a powerful mountain site of Dugoba. Among them are the peaks of Uzbekistan (5,232 m), Akhunbaeva (5200 m), Materei (5010 m), Frunze (4550 m), Ulitor (4,530 m), Tashkent (4600 m), Aidar (4750 m) and others. This area is located 40 km from the village Kadamzhai, where the antimony plant is located and the best antimony in the world is produced. Kadamzhai is situated on the banks of the river Shakhimardan, trailing from the northern slopes of the Pamir-Alai. The river of Shakhimardan is created by the influx of Ak-Suu (left) and Kok-Suu (right). In the lower part of the Ak-Suu valley, wide river runs on several arms. Ten kilometers upstream lies Iordan village. In the upper reaches of Kek-Suu valley, 7 km from the Hamza-Abad, on the territory of Uzbekistan, lies a picturesque lake called Kurban-Kul (Blue Lake). There is cable car route that operates there during the summer. Kurban-Kul lake was a result of a series of strong earthquakes in 1766. The lake is 170 m long, 60 m wide and 5-10 m deep, with an altitude of 1,724 m above sea level. The water temperature barely reaches 8-10 degrees Celsius even in summer. Since its inception, the lake became a place of pilgrimage for Muslims in Fergana valley. Water in the Kurban-Kul lake is a beautiful blue color. Beside it, in the valley of the Kok-Suu, there is another lake, which due to the bright greens such as juniper forests and lush grasses surrounding the lake, was named Zhasyl-Kol (Green Lake). The same-named mountaineering camp is located in the upper reaches of the Dugoba river. Top

Duldul-Ata, place. There is an Aravan rock with carved images of Celestial horses, dating back to I-IV centuries, with a polished stone ground with holes and a cave with a narrow entrance. At this sanctuary, there are organically intertwined echoes of various pre-Islamic cults: the mountains, the sun and fertility. Tourist attraction is the sacred stone lingam, which represents a symbol of masculinity. This place was visited not only by women who suffered from infertility, and also by tourists who traveled thousands of kilometers to get to Duldul-Ata place. Top
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