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Lake Balkhash, Balkhash

3.8
#1 of 6 in Parks in Karagandy Province
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One of the largest lakes in Asia, Lake Balkhash receives its waters from seven rivers. Unusually, this lake contains fresh water in its western half, and salty water in the eastern half. Pick your preferred type of a beach--options include pebbly or sandy--and spend the day relaxing at this natural phenomenon. To visit Lake Balkhash and get the most from your holiday in Balkhash, create itinerary details personal to you using our Balkhash travel itinerary maker.
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  • Had a rest with the husband and son in the recreation area of Balkhash-Ucharal. Solennoe Lake, the water is warm, clean beach, mosquitoes. Admire the beautiful sunset. Was most pleased with my son and not appear out of the water. A ticket bought for 5 days, but the son wanted to stay and yet we extended for one more day. Room simple but clean. Fan did not work but we changed it. In the room there was no tv, but outdoor cinema on the street saved us. In the dining room are preparing tasty, but have to stand in line. You can order pizza, kebabs, basically okay too, but the skewers staff. On the third day, and much nicer to us changed free of charge. Happy holiday. We plan to go again.
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  • The whole family went to Astana, just halfway is Lake Balkhash. Stopped is bought and stay overnight. The water is excellent, clean, warm. Gently sloping, sandy beach. Very handy to swim with their children. This recreation area on the beach. There are water-Scooter, banana, and others. You can grab a snack in the Café, there is no choice, prices are inflated. The Lake is beautiful, but there is no service. You can have a rest the savage, there are places where put up tents and prepare themselves.
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  • Good afternoon. Having read the reviews, on the advice of friends went to Noor. Next to their zone of mud. I, mom, sister to the children and girlfriend stopped in Nur, agreed and removed the 2 rooms with 4 beds for 6 days. Admin has promised to cook to order. The bus left, promising to return over 5 days. All day swam, water smart. The evening began on a quiet horror. The girls promised to cook no, the guard said, went home, priedit in the morning. Products to prepare for the zone. Even drink water there. All day kupavshiesja-hungry children. all that brought already seli. Mosquitoes, flies and other animals a cloud. Walked to another neighbouring area, and there's drunk the company places no tourists, and make yourself. Remembered about Riva, call, no seats. Called again to him, said you can arrive only to eat. As it turned out, you can. Now there is no transport, no bus, no taxis, no nothing at all on the coast. Asked roommates take Riva. and this whole crowd on 1 machine reached them. And that, it turned out, as if another world! on site nor sand. asphalt, concrete everywhere. In the evening on the street sitting people in t-shirts, no mosquitos nor flies. Children watched a cartoon, so far we have prepared. We did not have time for dinner, so we ordered pizza and kebabs. Watched rooms, agreed that, on the morning of priedim, left a deposit and went back to yourself. All night long sat at the bedside of children, fending off mosquitoes, at Balqash they are huge. The night was cool. In the morning a neighbor also drove us at Riva and myself moved. They had 4 days, truth moved 3 times in free practice sessions between rooms. And thanks for that. We liked. And disco, and kitchen, and rooms. They have a good beach, wide and clean. and strangers, apparently on the beach is not allowed. Kids love priedim yet, and now only in Riva. If you eat at the Balkhash bring water, food, drinks and means from mosquitoes. and the water here is gorgeous.
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Where to stay in Balkhash

Balkhash offers very little by way of accommodations, with just a couple of hotels for tourists to choose from. Usually domestic travelers and international tourists passing through stay in these standard, Soviet-block hotels.
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