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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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  • Travel to Kyrgyzstan for me always pleasure. Wonderful country with good people. to go to the Lake in the summer from Almaty-distance only 500 miles at perfect way the road stretches along the shore of Lake-introducing many towns going one by one. Choose a place and stopped to rest. The best season we've considered August t. to Lake mountain-water is pretty cool to the point that women and children are not recommended to swim. There have been cases of severe prostyvanija. As so) water slabosolennaja and pretty nice. The climate is mild and umerenyj. sezdit in General!)
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  • The ride on a sailboat from the 1960s to the festive life around this seaside city to Soviet accents, life is good on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul
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  • How to resist the temptation to bathe in a lake surrounded by snow capped peaks perennially? The waters are crystal clear, warm and safe. In summer the coasts are very crowded, Chalpon Ata is-though-can book a tour of the Lake that allows you to dive away from the shores and enjoy great serenity the spectacular environment.
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