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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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  • Tian-Shan of the Lake under the beautiful thing is that it was for a while. Nice friends and banana boat, fly fish water activities such as jeulgyeosseuna ... Don't ever!!! Neighborhood gangster who would trade, safety devices, manual, first aid, compensation, insurance is named after him. Lose weight to balance the boat not focused on tougher driving the fracture but still get injured could not hear a word of apology, let alone compensation. Hou hostile NG giggles and smiles. Not even one out of the corner of the countryside, not the hospital ambulance call off. .. Snow fun only!
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  • A fantastic place. Former resort. High, but this height not yet tired. Turquoise water surrounded by czterotysięcznikami (snow and clouds). I recommend you visit the Gorge "Skazka".
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  • The Lake is beautiful. Bathed in February. Water of 10 degrees. There are sandy and pebble beaches. Beautifully surrounded by mountains.
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