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Tuzkol is a picturesque salty mountain lake located at an altitude of about 1,950 meters above sea level in the southeast of the Almaty region. In clear weather, in the south, you can see the majestic peaks of the Tien Shan.

Salinity of Lake Tuzkol varies by seasons and can reach almost the same levels as in the Dead Sea in Israel or the Great Salt Lake in the USA. Lake Tuzkol on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

Tuzkol - the Saltiest Mountain Lake in Kazakhstan, photo 1

very scenic spot

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May/19

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Morning on Aktolagay Plateau

Morning on the plateau of Aktolagay – a snow-white mountain range located in the very west of Aktobe Oblast, about 250 km east of Atyrau. This is a picturesque wasteland with no paved roads, houses, trees, and even drinking water – the realm of the wind where sometimes you can meet horses and camels.

Wind and water, flowing abundantly down the mountain range during heavy rains, turned the plateau into an amazing world of chalk figures. Aktolagay Plateau on Google Maps. Photos by: Aleksandr Manzhosov.

Morning on Aktolagay Plateau, Aktobe Oblast, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful dawn scenery

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May/19

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Bizarre Chalk Cliffs of Akkergeshen Plateau

Akkergeshen Plateau, known for its bizarre weathered snow-white cliffs, is located about 56 km northeast of the town of Kulsary in the Atyrau region.

Shark teeth, remains of dinosaurs, prints of ancient plants and animals on stones – all this can still be found on this chalky plateau. Akkergeshen Plateau on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Frantsouzov.

Bizarre Chalk Cliffs of Akkergeshen Plateau, Atyrau Oblast, Kazakhstan, photo 1

fantastic landscapes

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May/19

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Beautiful Landscapes of Lake Balkhash

Balkhash is a drainless semi-freshwater lake located in the south-east of Kazakhstan in the Almaty, Zhambyl and Karaganda regions. This is the second largest perennial salt lake (after the Caspian Sea) and the 14th in the list of the largest lakes in the world.

The uniqueness of Balkhash is that it is divided into two parts by a narrow strait with different chemical characteristics of the water – in the western part it is almost fresh, and in the eastern part it is brackish. Lake Balkhash on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrey Zhuravlev.

Beautiful Landscapes of Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan, photo 1

the largest inner lake of Kazakhstan

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Mar/19

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Snow-white landscapes of Sor Tuzbair

Sor Tuzbair is a solonchak (salt marsh) located in the Mangystau region in the south-west of Kazakhstan. Almost the entire territory of this region is covered with saline and deserts, water sources are absent.

This is a picturesque area combining three colors: white – salt, limestone, clouds; blue – the sky; yellow-brown – the color of the soil, which emphasizes the whiteness of salt. Sor Tuzbair is a natural combination of deserts, hills and cliffs. People come here to explore the salt marsh and conquer rocky peaks. Sor Tuzbair on Google Maps. Photos by: Natalya Kozlovskaya.

Snow-white landscapes of Sor Tuzbair, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing kingdom of white

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Jan/19

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Almaty – the view from above

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of about 1.8 million people. From 1991 to 1997, it was the capital of the country. The city is located in an intermountain depression at the foot of the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau in the extreme south-east of the republic.

The following photos of Almaty were taken at different times of the day and the year from the foothills surrounding the city and Almaty skyscrapers. The author of the photos published on voxpopuli.kz is the famous Kazakhstan photographer Maxim Zolotukhin.

Almaty - the view from above, Kazakhstan, photo 1

fly over Almaty

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Dec/18

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Pristine Beauty of the Dzungarian Alatau

The Dzungarian Alatau is a mountain range located in the northeast of the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, between the Ili River and Lake Alakol. The range extends from the west-southwest to east-northeast along the state border of Kazakhstan and China.

The length of the range is about 450 km, the width – 50-90 km. The main peaks of the Dzungarian Alatau rise above 4,000 m. The Dzungarian Alatau on Google Maps. Photos by: Grigory Bedenko.

Pristine Beauty of the Dzungarian Alatau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful mountain scenery

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The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima located in the city of Karaganda is the largest Catholic cathedral in Kazakhstan. The height of the towers – 40 meters.

Cologne Cathedral in Germany was taken as the basis for the design of the cathedral in Karaganda. Construction continued from 2004 to 2012. Today, it is one of the most magnificent buildings in Karaganda. Karaganda Cathedral on Google Maps. Photos by: Evgeny Tkachenko.

The Largest Catholic Cathedral in Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful cathedral

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Aug/18

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One Windy Day on the Singing Barkhan

The Singing Barkhan is a large sand dune located in the territory of the Altyn Emel National Park in the Almaty region, 182 km northeast of Almaty. The length of it is up to 3 km, the height – about 150 m.

This natural monument is famous for the fact that in dry weather its sands emit sounds similar to an organ melody. The Singing Barkhan looks especially picturesque on a windy day. The Singing Barkhan on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

One Windy Day on the Singing Barkhan, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing sandy landscape

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Kiin Kirish, an amazingly picturesque clay canyon, is a unique natural monument located 120 km southeast of the town of Kurshim in the East Kazakhstan region and covers an area of 300 hectares.

This place is also known as “The Town of Spirits”. Multicolored clays, eroded by water and wind, form vivid, bizarre landscapes here. The optimal time for a trip is 3-4 days. Kiin Kirish on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Silantjev.

Landscapes of Kiin Kirish Valley, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful monument of nature

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