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Burana Tower – Kyrgyzstan
The Burana Tower is located within a large archaeological and architectural complex near Tokmok, 80 km to the east of Bishkek. This is a unique minaret, built in the 11th century in the medieval town Balasagun, the capital of prosperous Karakhanid State. Once near the tower stood a mosque and a minaret which was used to call people to pray.
On the east side of the tower there are the remains of mausoleums. Along the perimeter of the museum complex you can find ancient Turkic stone sculptures.
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The Burana Tower is located about 12 km southwest of the city of Tokmok in the valley of the Chu river. The tower was built in the 10th or 11th century. Its original height was 40 meters. Today, its height is 21.7m. The upper part was destroyed by an earthquake.
Upon arrival on the site, we only notice the massive tower, which has a diameter of almost 10 m at the base.
The tower gets a high significance if one knows that here used to be a town on an area of 20 to 30 km ², as excavations testify. Presumably, it was the city of Balasagun. Balasagun was founded by the Sogdiern who had its roots in Iran. It was first mentioned in 942. Shortly thereafter, the city was conquered by the Turkish Karachanids and declared the capital of the empire. When the empire was divided in the mid-11th century, the city was so weakened that it could be conquered easily by the Mongol Kara-Khitan Khanate. In 1211, the son of the former leader of the Naimans came to power but was in conflict with Genghis Khan. Thus, in 1217 the Mongols of Genghis Khan took over the city, which afterward fell into oblivion.
Today, the municipal area which was surrounded by a double wall can still be recognized. A hill, which originally was a citadel is west of the Burana Tower. The name Burana derived from the Turkish word Murana and means minaret. The minaret is the oldest in Central Asia. There is a similar tower in Ösgön which, also had guard functions. One may suspect similar functions here since the entrance is located at a height of 7 m. In the case of an attack, it was easier to defend.
During the excavations, one also found the remains of religious buildings, such as a mosque and many mausoleums.
A lot of petroglyphs and Balbals (little gravestones) are exhibited in the northern part of the area. One has brought them here from the entire Chu Valley.
A small museum displays artifacts found during excavations. Also, many historical photos and illustrations of reconstructions are on display.
We also take the opportunity to make a small flight with a drone to get an overview of the terrain. Above all, the remains of the excavations are easy to recognize from the air. Unfortunately, the weather is a bit hazy, so that the huge mountain range of the Kyrgyz mountains in the background only partially stands out.
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Der Burana-Turm befindet sich ca. 12 km südwestlich der Stadt Tokmok im Tal des Flusses Tschüi. Er wurde im 10. oder 11. Jahrhundert erbaut und hat ursprünglich eine Höhe von 40 m. Heute beträgt seine Höhe 21,7m. Der obere Teil wurde durch ein Erdbeben zerstört.
Beim Eintreffen auf dem Gelände fällt uns nur der wuchtige Turm auf, der an der Basis einen Durchmesser von fast 10 m hat.
Einen hohen Stellenwert erhält der Turm, wenn man weiß, dass sich hier auf einer Fläche von 20 bis 30 km² eine Stadt befand, wie Ausgrabungen zeigten. Vermutlich handelt es sich um die Stadt Balasagun. Sie wurde von den Sogdiern gegründet, die ihre Wurzeln im Iran hatten. Erstmals wurde sie 942 erwähnt. Kurz danach wurde die Stadt aber von den türkischen Karachaniden erobert und zur Hauptstadt des Reiches erklärt. Als das Reich Mitte des 11. Jahrhunderts geteilt wurde war die Stadt so geschwächt, dass sie leicht von den mongolischen Kara Kitai erobert werden konnte. 1211 kam der Sohn des ehemaligen Anführers der Naimanen an die Macht, der aber im Konflikt zu Dschingis Khan stand. Deshalb übernahmen 1217 die Mongolen Dschingis Khans die Stadt, die anschließend in Vergessenheit geriet.
Heute ist das Stadtgebiet, das von einer doppelten Mauer umgeben war, noch zu erkennen. Westlich des Burana-Turms, dessen Name vom türkischen Wort Murana abgeleitet wurde und Minarett bedeutet, befindet sich ein Hügel, der ursprünglich eine Zitadelle war. Das Minarett ist das älteste in Zentralasien. Einen ähnlichen Turm gibt es in Ösgön, der aber auch Wachfunktionen hatte. Ähnliches darf man auch hier vermuten, da der Eingang in den Turm in einer Höhe von 7 m liegt. Im Falle eines Angriffs war er so leichter zu verteidigen.
Bei den Grabungen wurden auch noch Reste von religiösen Gebäuden, wie einer Moschee und zahlreiche Mausoleen gefunden.
Im nördlichen Teil des Geländes sind zahlreiche Petroglyphen und Balbals (kleine Grabsteine) ausgestellt, die man aus dem gesamten Tschui Tal hierher gebracht hat.
Ein kleines Museum zeigt Artefakte, die hier bei Grabungen gefunden wurden. Außerdem werden viele historische Fotos und Abbildungen von Rekonstruktionen gezeigt.
Wir nutzen die Gelegenheit auch einen kleinen Rundflug mit einer Drohne zu unternehmen, um uns einen Überblick über das Gelände zu verschaffen. Vor allem sind aus der Luft die Reste der Grabungen gut zu erkennen. Leider ist das Wetter etwas dunstig, sodass die gewaltige Bergkette des Kirgisischen Gebirges im Hintergrund nur bedingt zur Geltung kommt.
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WRAP Preps, security for Sunday's election Bishkek, Osh
(9 Oct 2010) SHOTLIST
Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan
1. Wide of election campaign banners
2. Wide of central city street with election campaign banners along road
3. Close up of mosque top and party flag
4. Wide of small market in Uzbek enclave
5. Mid of woman buying bread
6. Mid of cars driving along a road in Uzbek enclave
7. Wide of street in Uzbek enclave, burnt houses
8. Mid of Uzbek women cooking plov, an Uzbek rice based dish, in the yard of burnt house which is now being restored
9. Close up of plov
10. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Amibakhan Yuldasheva, 75, local resident, vox pop:
For now I don't know whom I will vote for. I don't care who, Kyrgyz or Uzbek, am I right? We don't care because anyway they wont give us anything, or help us in any way.
11. Various of people working in yard with burnt houses being rebuilt
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Ole Solvang, Human Rights Watch emergencies researcher:
They are quite uncertain about what the outcome will be for them. There is quite a bit of reconstruction that has started up in the last couple of weeks, but I think there are still quite a lot of concern and quite a lot of antagonism still between the two ethnic groups.
13. Wide of street, billboard
14. Close of billboard of Ata Jurt party
15. Wide of street scene
16. Wide of the old square with Lenin monument and volunteers helping police maintain security during the election
17. Tilt up of volunteers near TV centre
18. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Oulan Assambaiev, ethnic Kyrgyz, a volunteer recruited to help police maintain security during the election
There are some rumours that there will be provocations, that there will be some conflicts.
19. Pan of soldier checking seal of a truck at checkpoint at eastern entrance to the city
20. Mid pan of policemen checking driver's papers, car boot
21. Mid of Edil Baisalov, leader of the Aikol El party, waking out of this office
22. Close of banner of Baisalov
23. SOUNDBITE (English) Edil Baisalov, leader of the Aikol El party
I think the people of Kyrgyzstan is exhausted and they want to move on, they want the political parties to reconcile their differences, they want the national Unity government, and I think any party or any force that will try to rock the boat is going to be despised by the people.
Tokmok, 70 kilometres east of Bishkek
24. Wide of school
25. Wide of house maintenance worker inside the polling station
26. Mid of woman checking the voting cabins
Tokmok, 70 kilometres east of Bishkek
27. Mid of market
28. Mid of shoemaker working
29. Close up of shoemaker working
30. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Makhu Abdulin, shoemaker, ethnic Dungan, vox pop:
Practically nothing is guaranteed, security for the population is non existent, in the evening it's a mess, there is not enough people, maybe the authorities do not have enough people, so now its everyone for himself.
31. Wide of market
Kyrgyzstan is gearing up for parliamentary elections set to be held on Sunday, with local ethnic minorities concerned for their future after months of political instability and violence in the turbulent Central Asian Republic.
The vote for the newly empowered legislature could change significantly how the country is run, but for the southern city of Osh the scars of the recent clashes are slow to heal.
Deadly riots in June between ethnic Kyrgyz and minority Uzbeks left hundreds, mainly ethnic Uzbeks, dead and turned the once-bustling market town of Osh into a pale shadow of its former self.
The clashes claimed hundreds of lives, mainly among Uzbeks, and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
The imminent priority here is on rebuilding houses destroyed during the violence, which forced tens of thousands from their homes.
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11 DAY Monday Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel
The visit to Registan square- the heart of the city, including Ulugbek, Sher Dor and Tillya Kari madrassahs, Gur-Emir mausoleum.
The visit s of Afrosiab and observatory of Ulugbek ( XV c ), Mausoleum of Saint Daniil . Visit the Bibi Khanum Mosque, one the biggest in Central Asia, which was erected by Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Oriental bazaar, placed not far from the Bibi Khanum Mosque.
Lunch in the local restaurant.
Continuation of the visits: Carpet workshop and Silk paper producing workshop.
Samarkand was a big and only paper manufacturing center at the whole Middle East during the VIII and first half part of IX century
Dinner in traditional Uzbek House
Overnight in the hotel
12 DAY Tuesday Samarkand – Tashkent – Bishkek
Breakfast in the hotel
Short drive to the Imam Al Bukhari Ensemble (30 km) – one of the greatest figures in the Islamic world, the place of pilgrimage of Muslims.
17:00 Depart to Tashkent by high speed train Afrosiyob
19:10 Arrival in Tashkent
Dinner in the local restaurant
Transfer to Tashkent International Airport
23:35 Depart to Bishkek by flight HY 777
01: 50 Arrival in Bishkek
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in the hotel
Shakhi-Zinda necropole (the living king), the pearl of Samarkand, ensemble of mausoleums dated from XIth- XVth centuries, the authentic museum of the medieval architecture.
13 DAY Wednesday Bishkek
Breakfast in the hotel
In the morning drive to Ala-Archa National Natural Park located in a picturesque gorge of Ala Archa 40 km off from Bishkek.
In the National Park you can easily hike along the main gorge of Ala Archa and back to enjoy views of magnificent peaks of Kyrgyz Alatau Ridge (Tien Shan Mountains.
After lunch sightseeing tour in Bishkek. Visit central square Ala Too to watch a ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, and Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people.
In the end of the tour visit Osh Bazaar, the largest and busiest market in the city
Dinner and overnight in the hotel
14 DAY Thursday Bishkek – Issyk-Kul via Burana tower
Breakfast in the hotel
In the morning one hour drive to Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city. That minaret was constructed in Balasagun town; one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 10-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs.
After excursion lunch in the family house in Tokmok, where tourist can closer learn about life of local people.
In the afternoon three hour drive to the Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world.
Upon arrival in the lake area accommodation and dinner in a local hotel.
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Flight over Navekat
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