Pearl of the country

I invite you to go further in to the Issyk Kul province, after the memorial of San Tash today. There is a perfect reason to do so, because this province hides the main pearl of the country. It is the most visited place by not only locals, but also the tourists. That is a famous the biggest in the country alpine lake – Issyk Kul.

Issyk Kul is the second largest alpine lake after the lake Titikaka, with the depth of up to 700 meters. Its name from Kyrgyz language is translated as “warm lake”. The reason is, the lake does not freeze in cold winters as other lakes do. The saltiness level of lake’s water is really high and this does not allow it to freeze.

They also compare the lake to the sea because of its enormous size: it is just impossible to see the other side of earth on the shores of Issyk Kul. It is still a mystery that the water level does not really change in the lake, although there are so many rivers flowing into it and none of them go out!

The view around is just breathtaking on the beaches. The crystal clear water and gracious white glaciers of mountains let you feel the real joy of being in harmony with nature, far from the chaos of urbanization….

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