In the Republic of Tuva, almost on the border with Mongolia, in the mountains at 1300 metres above sea level the lake Tere-Khol.
Unique it the fact that in the middle of it, the island has ruins of an ancient fortress.
The fortress Por-Bazhyn (in Tuvan- “the clay house”) on lake Tere-Khol was built in the mid-eighth century at the order of the head of the Uighur Khagan Eletmish bilge-Kagan. In 750 he came with the troops on the territory of Tuva with the purpose of capturing it. In order to gain a foothold in the conquered territories, he built a fortress. Its walls reached a height of ten meters. The Central Palace, which stood on a high platform belonged to Eletmish bilge-Kagan. Ancient builders had to bring thousands tons of clay and burnt brick.
The monument has a complex architecture inside the right rectangle is the whole labyrinth of buildings, resembling a Buddhist or Hindu Mandola.
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