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Lake Balkhash, Balkhash

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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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  • I was born and raised in the city of Balkhash, on the shore of the eponymous Lake. Now I miss the city and this unique reservoir. Warm turquoise water, the bright sun. Also here can ward off heart and fishing enthusiasts.
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  • Chic, warm water, lizards, mosquitoes in the evening like this. Were in June 2016 at the Balkhash (formerly Riva Lepsy) and very happy with clean and warm water, especially after lunch, water and fresh milk. Fed medium, normal rooms: two wide beds (notably prodavlennye), tv, coffee table and chairs, stand between the beds, veranda. Once the furniture was elegant in the yard stand billiard tables without cloth, but the remnants of a bygone luxury remained carved wooden base and marble countertop. Why not trees, entire backyard in solid concrete. Sandy Beach, small entrance and go to a depth of at least to the waist should be approximately 200 metres. But the deeper, the cooler water. There are sunbeds, but kids will gladly build castles of fine sandy. At the bottom of the stones no, almost in the surf swim a bevy of FRY. From the houses to the beach goes the wooden staircase, steps made of wide boards, in the shadows hiding from us a small beige lizards. And the big lizards from us not run away and just basking in the Sun, their shimmering Rainbow scales. Seen the chicks. Again each evening watched the sunset, "green" Ray never saw. In the evening we have been bitten by mosquitoes and other insects, which easily prokusyvali knitwear. In the pool in the morning you can watch a parade of previously unseen us insects, some of them are even ustrašal. Compared to Alakolem, Balkhash semi-Savage, with more rich nature. Alakol seemed more civilized. I am glad to see that again can be reached by train.
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  • Were there first, and beach vacation I would not called because the water is very cold and muddy, in General, it's not that dirty, simple composition such that the color is not very nice, and the bottom is not visible at all. But if the goal is not swimming, but just rest, Balkhash nice fits. Very nice to lie on the loungers by the Lake and listening to the quiet breeze, or walk along the shore at dawn (by the way very nice beach, the sand is soft and cuddly). Also pleasantly surprised by the town itself, were on the quay-very clean, with a lot of benches, you can see that behind the scene looked after. Walked to the Center, had dinner at a local cafe, even visited the local cinema (which opened just a year ago). Summary: the journey as a whole left positive memories, but you need to be prepared for the lack of service (even for big money) on local recreation areas.
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