Burana Tower

The Burana Tower is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan about 80 km east of the Bishkek, near the town of Tokmok The tower, along with grave markers, some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century.