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Dec/15

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One day and night in Senek desert

In the north-west of the Ustyurt National Preserve, in the middle of the steppe, there is a small Senek desert, named after Senek village located nearby.

It is quite a remarkable place and definitely worth seeing, if you are traveling through the Mangystau region by car. Senek desert on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Frantsouzov.

Senek sands, Mangystau region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

sandy landscapes

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Dec/15

4

Paradise lakes of Semirechye

Semirechye (Seven Rivers), or Zhetysu is a vast area located in the south-east of Kazakhstan (Almaty region).

It is situated between Lake Balkhash in the north, Sasykol and Alakol in the northeast, the mountain range of Jungar Alatau in the south-east, and the ridges of the Northern Tien Shan in the south. Photos by: Grigoriy Bedenko.

Paradise lakes, Semirechye, Kazakhstan, photo 1

the land of lakes

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Nov/15

27

The second lake of the Kolsai lake cascade

The Kolsai lake cascade is a system of three lakes located in the northern Tien Shan, in the Almaty region.

Let’s walk through the forest trail leading to the second Kolsai lake. Kolsai lakes on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

The second lake of the Kolsai lake cascade, Almaty region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

scenic forest trail and the lake

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Nov/15

13

White cliffs of Aktolagay mountain ridge

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.

The unique landscape of Aktolagay, formed in the Jurassic period, is fascinating. Aktolagay mountain range on Google Maps. Photos by: Ilia Afanasieff.

White cliffs of Aktolagay mountain ridge, Kazakhstan, photo 1

the land of white cliffs

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Oct/15

29

Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan

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.

Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan, photo 1

Charyn Canyon – a true natural wonder

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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.

The field of spherical concretions Torysh in Mangistau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing and surreal place

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Oct/15

11

One day on the tract of Boszhira

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.

One day on Boszhira Tract, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing landscapes

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Sep/15

13

Stone idols of Bayanaul National Park

Bayanaul State National Park is a national park located in the south of the Pavlodar region, 100 km from Ekibastuz city.

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.

Bayanaul National Park, Pavlodar region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

lovely rocky landscape

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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.

The tract of Atzhal and the Aybyrzhal Mountains, Kazakhstan, photo 1

gorgeous place

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Aug/15

10

The Mountain Kingdom of Trans-Ili Alatau

If you decide to climb Titov Peak (3,850 m) in the Trans-Ili Alatau (Almaty region), you will see this amazing mountain scenery.

Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range is located in the northwest of the Tien Shan, on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Titov Peak on Google Maps. Photos by: Olga Kulakova.

Titov Peak, Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

into the mountains

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