Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata

Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata

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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,212 contributions
Aug 2022
Not much going on, just a straight road. I mean, its cool to run around an airport runway, but it's still a road. It's probably more fun to drive, we just walked. It is basically the road leading to the petroglyph museum. Wort checking out if you ran out of things to do.
Written 5 September 2022
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JGDynamo
Canada2,158 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
The Abandoned Airport in Cholpon Ata is basically a wide open space with an old runway slowly being taken over by nature. It’s kind of neat to see when the air is really still and you can hear the bugs crawling through the grass and buzzing through the air. If you have a sports car you can probably race up and down the runway pull some donuts and drive like a maniac. When we were there we had it to ourselves except for the bugs and the silence.
Written 3 July 2018
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Daniel S
Singapore, Singapore1,097 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nothing much is left except the runway and airport tower that is still visible. Can have fun driving on the runway which is leading down to the Issyk-kul lake.
Written 3 July 2018
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Aigul K
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan139 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
The airport is small but is used occasionally for private charter-planes.
If you go all the way up the airport road you will see the black gates inside of which there are petroglyphs (the stone garden) There is a drunk guy sometimes at the entrance but he has no harm, so no worries.
Written 2 October 2017
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CommanderChip
Olympia, WA393 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
I'm not really sure why this is even listed as an attraction. It is a long, straight stretch of pavement. Whoopee.
Written 10 May 2017
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
There is absolutely no reason to visit this, but it is necessary to drive along the disused runway to visit the Museum of Petroglyphs.
Written 25 August 2016
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RodMcLeod
San Francisco, CA973 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
The important thing about this site is the ancient petroglyphs at the far end of the abandoned runway. I gather one must drive on the old runway to the far end to reach the entrance to the petroglyph area. A ticket lady who lives in a nearby house keeps a lookout to ensure all visitors pay the small entrance fee.
This area was apparently special to the ancient shamans, and hence some beautiful rock-engravings. A number of balbals (Turkic totem-like stone monuments) have been assembled from the local area and emplaced here.
Written 18 August 2016
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Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
I have been to Cholpon Ata a few times and the airport is not really a place to see. Its very close to the Museum of Petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata. The airport is nothing interesting. Last summer a person could rent jeeps there but I'm not sure if it's still working.
Written 27 April 2016
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