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Apr/14

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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

Because of the very cold water, tree trunks are perfectly preserved. Depth of the lake in some places is about 30 meters, and length – about 400 meters. Kaindy Lake is a good place for diving. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov

Sunken Forest, Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan, photo 2

Sunken Forest, Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan, photo 3

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Sunken Forest, Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan, photo 10

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Sunken Forest, Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan, photo 15

Time-lapse video of Sunken Lake

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