The natural boundary of Kagaly-Bastau is situated in the north-east part of Anrakhay Mountains, 16 km to the north-west from Karabastau village of Zhambul region of Almaty area.
Settlement of different epochs was found in the middle part of Kagaly-Bastau Gorge. Upper layers refer to the Modern period, supposedly, to the 19th century. However, stone constructions of a large dwelling, consisting of a number of rooms and household premises of the earliest period are tracing on the surface.
Archaeological trench allows to reveal a stone wall up to meters high. Pottery attributed to the Middle Age period was unearthed throughout the trench. Planning structure of the settlement let us presume that it was a farmstead of a noble Turk lived in 9th-12th cc.
In the lower layers completely missed ceramic fragments of the Bronze Age period were found. Geographical position of the area suitable for herding and arrangement of the winter camps explains the harness of Kagaly-Bastau Gorge in the course of a long period of time.