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Aksu RiverAksu-Jabagly Nature Reserve

Established 75 years ago, Aksu-Jabagly is one of the oldest Nature Reserves in Central Asia. There are luxuriant mountain fields and steppes, magnificent juniper forest, springs and rivers and rocks. In spring the landscape is covered by rare flowers, especially wild tulips.

DarbazaThere are 27 endemic plant species and about 25% of Kazakhstan's flora are represented. 9 out of the 238 bird species present are under protection, such as Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle and Black Storks. Arkhar Wild Sheep, Brown Bear and Snow Leopard inhabit the canyons of the reserve.

Ularia & Kaindy PeakFurther nearby places of interest include the Karatau Mountains, South Kazakhstan Steppe lakes, the Chokpak ornithological observatory and the nearby Moyinkum desert..

Access to the Aksu-Jabagly reserve is possible from the village of Jabagly (formerly Novonikolayevka), and from Tulkubas railway station some 100 km from Chimkent or Taraz.

Of course you can book stays in Zhabagly through STANtours.
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