The Syrgali Valley

Baga Turgen waterfall in Syrgali valley

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The Syrgali Valley is a natural area with two lakes named Khoton and Khurgan, located in the specially protected zone of Altai Tavan Bogd. This valley is situated opposite Altai Tavan Bogd. "Syrgal" is a Tuvan word that means "earring," and this region is rich in historical and archaeological monuments. It is well-known among archaeologists for the rock paintings in the Syrgal Valley and the burials of the Pazyryk culture.

Due to its cool climate, Kazakh herder families from Tuva only come to the Syrgali region in the summer and settle in Tsengel Khairkhan in the fall.