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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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  • Visited lake Issyk during our group tour to Almaty. It was not on original schedule for its frozen and.road also not motorable for.heavy snowing on mountains. Yet we decided to go first in keeps but l...  more »
  • Another really beautiful lake from Tien-shan with turquoise watter. Surrounding of this lake is good for short trips - you can go to the lake from the opposite side - from the streams. You can get to ...  more »
  • We live in Almaty, and could have gone to Big Lake Almaty for the same "blue lake experience", but I enjoyed Esik so much more! A) you are allowed to go down to the lake and walk along it's shore (unl...  more »