The Fairy Tale Canyon, also known as the "Skazka Canyon," is located 30km east of Bokonbaevo along the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. It is a natural setting of orange and reddish hills that have been eroded into various spectacular shapes by the wind and rain. Most impressive is a castle-like hill that visitors can scale along a natural corridor. But be sure to wear good shoes. It can be quite slippery.
This is also a great place for children. They will be enchanted by the colors and scope of the formations. For those who wish to hike the top of the nearby hills, there are views overlooking the canyon with Issyk-Kul Lake in the background. The canyon is accesible by car and the "Trekking Center" can arrange transport to and from the parking area (also from Bishkek to canyon & back).
For anyone coming to the Issyk-Kul region this is a destination not to be missed!