Ornok open-air museum
The Örnök Open-Air Museum
Örnök is a unique archaeological complex located on the northern coast of Issyk-Kul lake, covering an area of about 6 sq. km. It is an open-air museum that holds exhibits from the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the early Middle Ages. The complex contains over 2000 stone boulders with petroglyphs, depicting images of ancient humans and animals, such as deer - the totemic animal of the local tribe Bugu, mountain goats with curled horns, leopards, horses, camels, and dogs. In addition to the petroglyphs, the Ornok archaeological complex also contains mounds and fragments of ancient buildings. This is an ideal place to visit for those who are interested in history and culture.