In the Issykul area of Kyrgyzstan there are many many beautiful canyons; Skazka Canyon
Grigorevskoye Canyon, etc. One of the lesser known but still interesting to visit is the Kydymadjar Gorge, much smaller than any of the other rock formations we visited.
We visited this one en route to Skazka Canyon
stopping for about half an hour off the main road to explore it