The Peninsula of Mangystau
October 20, 2018
Hello from the Valley of Castles,
Here are excerpts for an official Mangystau publication:
The system of small remnant mountains is known among the local population under the name of Airakty-Shomanay.
In 1851, the great Ukrainian poet and artist T.G. Shevchenko was in exile here. These mountains so impressed him that he made a series of drawings under the poetic name "Valley of Castles."