Kyzylkup is a spectacularly striped valley on a plateau 268 meters above sea level. It is a spot that has been attracting attention in recent years on the Ustyurt Plateau, which is known for its many unique landforms and beautiful scenery. The colorful gradations of red, pink, yellow, and white are the result of various minerals in the strata that were deposited on what was once the ocean floor. It is nicknamed "tiramisu" because of its appearance.
The Ustyurt Plateau stretches across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. It is a desert area of approximately 200,000 square kilometers, with cliffs more than 150 meters high on its periphery. The uplift of geological strata accumulated at the bottom of the sea in prehistoric times and weathering has created a variety of landforms. Camping tours are popular to visit miraculous and spectacular landscapes such as canyons that seem to cut through the earth and pure white rock peaks.