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Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol

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In the northern part of the Tian Shan mountains lies Issyk-Kul Lake, offering plenty of recreational activities in a pleasant natural setting. The world's second-largest saline lake, it never freezes--even during the cool winters. At a height of 1,607 m (5,272 ft), the endorheic lake is fed by small rivers, springs, and melting snows and reaches a depth of 668 m (2,192 ft). A popular tourist zone since the Soviet era, the area boasts numerous sandy beaches surrounded by alpine meadows, thermal mineral springs, and lush forests. Go for a swim and relax under the sun, or explore the natural environment that shelters many migratory birds, such as cranes, swans, and ducks. Plan your Issyk-Kul Lake visit and explore what else you can see and do in Karakol using our Karakol vacation planner.
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  • After visiting Kyrgyzstan, you will want to return again and again. The clean mountain air. Beautiful landscapes. Endorheic Lake with clear, clean water and a mild climate all I remember for a long time.
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  • While in Kyrgyzstan, there is no way to get around this Lake. Be sure to see the southern part, because that's where the mountains are the most beautiful.
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  • Stopped to relax in hot springs after traveling through the Pamir highway. And enjoy amazing Lake and the surrounding nature. … In the morning, found that after a night bathing forgot to close the car when went to sleep in a bungalow. Camera, camera, Tablet PC, spot Tracker, speakers, grub and shmurdjak ... With him were the only documents and money, panties and a towel. Everything you've back-breaking labor. Remained safe and intact. Asia, second lieutenant, Asia-with. Scores on the memory and ... Imagine if it were in our Raška, somewhere at the resort. Hair on end. The Lake is not bathed in may forecast a cool. With enough and thermal baths.
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