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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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  • The ideal place for a picnic. There are tables and benches along the shore of the Lake. Ride on boats, 500 tenge per person. Better to come on a weekday, weekends many people and students bring on plein.
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  • its a best place to visit appx. 3 hours drive from almaty. one of the 2nd biggest mourain lake in the world.  more »
  • It takes around 1.30-2h to get there. Since it is a national park you'll have to pay entrance. Inside the park, you can start to see the beauty of the mountains and the colourful nature. When you get ...  more »

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