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Lake Issyk, Almaty

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The Lake Issyk also known as Issyk Lake is a lake in Kazakhstan fed by the Issyk River. It should not be confused with the Issyk-Kul Lake in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.The lake is mostly famous for the way it was created, destroyed, and re-created .
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  • August 17, 2017
    The first time I saw this Lake. Very nice, Lake, mountains, but does not let the thought of tragic event 1963 year when from the mudflow killed so many people. In memory of the victims of the devotional cross is installed. On the coast you can relax, have a picnic, swim to the boat.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very long looked movie I don't remember the name but about the tragedy at the Issyk. I look at this Lake unjosshee so many lives. The nature smart delight air without regard brains a rest from the bustle of enjoying every moment.
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  • July 28, 2017
    The full name of the Issyk Zhasyl Kohl. Or Dzhasyl-Kul (Green Lake)-as described his first European who visited Lake P.p. Semionov-Tien Shan in his "journey to the Tien Shan in the 1856-1857 biennium has an ancient landslide-tectonic origin, type available, fueled by water from the melting glaciers of the trans-ILI Alatau. Issyk Lake is located at an altitude of 1 756 metres above sea level, the water temperature is about +8 in the summer. In summer the temperature in the area of the Lake rarely rises above 25 degrees Celsius. According to different data depth 25-40 meters (up to the year 1963 the mudflow was 79 metres depth). Associated with the city of asphalt road. Before the Lake observation deck and equipped parking for buses. A wonderful place for recreation and tourism all year round. To the South is confined to the territory of Almaty nature reserve. Lake, after restoration work took only half the previous square. South of the Lake, on the territory of the reserve is the highest peak of the trans-ILI Alatau talgar peak. His height (according to different sources) 4973-4979 above sea level. You can also spend a fascinating journey to the beautiful cliffs, which are called "Kremlin wall. During Soviet times, conducted all-Union competitions in rock-climbing. The devotional cross installed in the nineties of the last century-the victims of the catastrophic mudflow of July 7, 1963 year. Located on a hill in the north-western part of the Lake.
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