(“stones with signs / written stones”) – a tract by the Ili River 120 km north of the city of Alma-Ata, where a lot of petroglyphs, images of mysterious deities, late Buddhist inscriptions are preserved on the rocks. among the petroglyphs, about a thousand rocky images stand out, among which the most famous are the images of Buddha Shakyamuni, Buddha of the Infinite Light Amitabha and the bodhisattva of Infinite Empathy of Avalokiteshvar.      in addition to Buddhist drawings and inscriptions, there is a stone with ancient Turkic runic inscriptions of the VIII-IX centuries, presumably left by the Kipchaks .Tamgaly-Tas is protected by the Government of Kazakhstan as a cultural monument and is a Buddhist temple in the open air, as indicated by the tablet at the entrance to the tract.

There is a legend that in the X century, when one of the Buddhist missions stopped on the banks of the Ili River during a trip to Semirechye, an earthquake occurred and a large piece of rock fell to the ground, which was regarded as a sign of the need to return toIndia indium the prediction on this stone is saying that there will be 3 world war. On a breakaway piece of rock they carved three images of Buddha. Scientists have solved the riddle of all the runes on it, it says that in March 6, a Prophet will be born on March 6, 2004.

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