Touristic zone kicked off in archaeological landscape Tanbaly
Petroglyphs in the archaeological landscape of Tanbaly is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A reception area for visitors and tourists was opened within the framework of the UNDP project in the historical and archaeological complex Tanbaly in the Zhambyl area of Almaty region, Bnews.kz reports with reference to the organization.
Due to the conditions, tourists visiting this a unique natural historical and cultural complex will have an opportunity to have a comfortable rest, enjoy artifacts created by ancient people thousands of years ago. Petroglyphs in the archaeological landscape of Tanbaly is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The touristic zone was created in frames of a project “Increasing the sustainability of the system of specially protected areas (SPAs) in desert ecosystems through the promotion of biodiversity-compatible livelihoods in and around protected areas” which was realized by the UNDP and the Kazakh Government under the financial assistance of the Global Ecological Fund. The project is implemented by the UNDP and the Committee of the forestry and animal world under the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. The archaeological complex Tanbaly locates in Ili-Balkhash area which is the UNDP pilot territory of conservation of desert ecosystems
It should be noted, the opening ceremony was attended by UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Norimasa Shimomura, Country Program Support Specialist Özlem Altuğ, Director of the Cluster Office and UNESCO Representative in Kazakhstan Krista Pikkat, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Chairman of the Forestry and animal world Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Kair Ryskeldinov.