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. Put Issyk-Kul Lake into our Karakol trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • gorgeous pure transparent Lake. the sand is clean. There is a pier. There are wooden benches on the beach covered from the Sun.
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  • 2-haunted World Games were held with nomads on 2 September 11, 2016 year and was attended by more than 60 countries around the world. Competitions were held on 18 types of t. e. Ordo. Horse racing (6 items). Kok Boru. ER-enish. Dzhirit. Alysh. Kyrgyz kuresh. Kazakh (Kazak kүresі) kuresi. Gyoresh. Gulesh. ABA gures. MAS-wrestling. Toguz korgool. Mangala. Shooting from a traditional bow. Salbuurun. Demonstration of creative collectives participating in festivals of folk-applied art of the nomadic ethnic peoples, as well as stars of the Kyrgyz and foreign well-known countries.
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  • The Lake is easily accessible from the main road. Many points of view on its calm waters in which reflected the snowy mountains.
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