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Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy

Kaindy is a 400 meters long lake located among coniferous forests at an altitude of 1,667 meters above sea level in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, 284 km east of Almaty, a popular tourist destination.

Despite the low water temperature, Kaindy is very popular with diving enthusiasts. The main attraction of the lake is the remains of the spruce forest rising straight out of the water. Lake Kaindy on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergio.

Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan, photo 1

Scenic landscapes on the way to Lake Kaindy.

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The lake was formed as a result of the Chon-Kemin earthquake in January 1911. In the Kazakh language “kaindy” means “abounding with birches”. It was named Kaindy because of a large birch grove, which is located five kilometers from it.

Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan, photo 4

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