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The Kolsai lake cascade is a system of three lakes located in the northern Tien Shan, in the Almaty region.
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Aktolagay is a mountain ridge composed of limestone. The length of the ridge is 90 km, the width – 5-10 km. It is located on the territory of Bayganinsky district of the Aktobe region.
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Stunningly beautiful Charyn Canyon stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River, 195 km east of Almaty, near the border with China.
People living in Kazakhstan are very proud of this place. They say that it is no worse than the famous Grand Canyon in the US.
According to one local legend, once, the Mangistau region, located in the west of present Kazakhstan, was invaded by the hordes of enemies who covered the land like locusts.
Locals put forth their hands to heaven in prayer for help and they were heard. The heavens opened downpours, thunder and lightning. In an instant, all enemies turned to stone.
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Boszhira Tract is located in the western part of the Ustyurt Plateau, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula in the Mangistau region. Nature has given full freedom to its imagination here. You can see a unique landscape of unearthly white chalk colors.
The tract covers a huge area. In order to explore it, you will need more than one day. This place is little known and difficult to access for tourists.
This reserve is one of the specially protected natural territories of Kazakhstan. The park, founded in 1985, is the first national park in the country. The total area of the park is 68,453 hectares.
You can see these amazing colorful landscapes, if you visit the tract of Atzhal and the Aybyrzhal Mountains located in the area of the Tekes River in Terskey Alatau Mountains, near the border with China (the Almaty region). Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.
If you decide to climb Titov Peak (3,850 m) in the Trans-Ili Alatau (Almaty region), you will see this amazing mountain scenery.
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“Altyn-Emel” is a state national park located in the valley of the Ili River on the territory of Almaty region.
The park was organized on April 10, 1996. The purpose of the park is to preserve the unique natural complex, archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, rare and endangered plants and animal species, the development of ecotourism.
Raiymbek District, located in the south-east of Almaty region, can be called the most scenic. You can go there at any time of the year, but if want to take a trip further into the mountains, then the best time to travel is from June to September. Lake Tuzkol on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.