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May/14

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Moonlit Night on Lake Issyk

Lake Issyk is located about 70 km east of Almaty at an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. The lake was formed about 8-10 thousand years ago in a landslide. Photo by Vitaliy Rage

Moonlit Night on Lake Issyk, Kazakhstan

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Charyn Canyon (Kazakh spelling “Sharyn”), located 195 km east of Almaty, near the border with China, stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River.

The canyon is a natural monument consisting of sedimentary rocks formed about 12 million years ago. The slopes height is about 150-300 meters. Charyn Canyon location on Google Maps. Photo by Eduard Kim

Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan

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Apr/14

28

Tuzkol Lake – the Dead Sea of Kazakhstan

There is hardly any person who has not heard about the Dead Sea – very salty lake in Israel.

But few people know that there is a similar lake in Almaty region, approximately 310 km from Almaty city. Its name “Tuzkol” is translated as “Salt Lake.” Photo by Nikolai Zinoviev

Tuzkol Lake - the Dead Sea of Kazakhstan

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Apr/14

18

Sunken Forest – Kaindy Lake

Kaindy is a mountain lake located in one of the gorges of Kungei Alatau to the east of Almaty. It is a popular tourist destination.

In 1910, landslides blocked the gorge and soon it was filled with mountain river water. Coniferous forest that grew here was flooded and since then this place is called “sunken forest.”

Sunken Forest, Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan, photo 1

very scenic lake

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Apr/14

12

East Kazakhstan region – the land of dreams

What a beautiful landscape! It is a real dreamland located in East Kazakhstan oblast. Photo by Constantine Kikvidze

East Kazakhstan region landscape

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Apr/14

3

Breathtaking view of the Ustyurt Plateau

The Ustyurt Plateau is located between the Aral Sea and the Caspian Sea on the territory of Kazakhstan (Mangystau region) and Uzbekistan.

With an average elevation of 150 meters, it consists primarily of stony desert but there are some exceptions like this one. Photo by Ne Horoshiy

The Ustyurt Plateau, Kazakhstan

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Mar/14

23

Alpine Lake Issyk near Almaty

Issyk is a lake located at an altitude of 1756 meters in Issyk gorge of Trans-Ili Alatau, about 70 km east of Almaty. The lake was formed about 8-10 thousand years ago in a landslide.

Originally, Issyk length was 1850 meters, width – 500 meters, depth – 50-79 meters. In 1959, the park with hotel and restaurant was opened here. Lake Issyk on Google Maps. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov

Alpine Lake Issyk, Kazakhstan, photo 1

picturesque mountain lake

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Mar/14

13

Winter in Trans-Ili Alatau

Trans-Ili Alatau is a mountain range in the north-west of Tien Shan (on the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) extending for 360 km with the prevailing heights – 4000-4600 meters.

Almaty, also known as the southern capital of Kazakhstan, is located in the northern foothills of Trans-Ili Alatau. Here you can find famous sports complex Medeo and alpine ski resort Chimbulak. Photos by SkorovS

Winter in Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful winter scenery

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Beautiful photos of Southern Kazakhstan (Almaty region) taken by Denis Frantsouzov

Walking along the mountain passes of Kazakhstan, photo 1

picturesque nature views

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Feb/14

22

Wonderful landscapes of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan nature is rich in picturesque scenery. Just look at these wonderful pictures taken by Constantine Kikvidze

Wonderful landscapes of Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing scenery

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