"ALONG THE GREAT SILK ROAD" Ozero Issyk-Kul' by kyrgyz

Ozero Issyk-Kul' Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 45 photos

Welcome to the pearl of Central Asia

A pearl of Central Asia (“Warm Lake” in Kyrgyz) does not freeze in winter and white swans spend winter there, its a Swan lake. From the majestic world of Tien-Shan peaks, virtually unexplored, one of the best developed mountain routes in Kyrgyzstan leads through the Karakol valley to the pristine Issyk-Kul lake, 668 m deep, situated 1,609 m above the sea level. With its hot water springs for health and recreation, Issyk-Kul is a huge sweet water lake ranks second among the world's largest mountain lakes, after South America's Titikaka, and is the largest water reservoir in Central Asia to have no outlets, with a volume of 1,738 cubic kilometers. At its widest point it is 60 km wide, and its length is about 180 km. The length of the shore line of Issyk- Kul is 688 km.

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  • Pros:Water of the lake has medical properties
  • Last visit to Ozero Issyk-Kul': Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2005 at 11:31 AM

    We had to stay in a sanatorium as we were probably the first Western tourists back then. We were allowed to stay in the guest room and according to the rules had a full medical check up. good tips.Tim .·:*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*¨`*

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2003 at 4:51 AM

    A small but beautiful page about beautiful place. I'll be visiting your country soon and will build a page for vt as well.

  • shpynka's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 5:03 AM

    wonderful page, who in the right mind would refuse that food or drink?!

  • May 21, 2003 at 5:17 AM

    beautiful travelogues and about the local customs: please may I refuse my 7th glass of vodka haha ;-)!!

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2002 at 3:47 AM

    Somewhat off the usual tourist trail

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2002 at 4:35 AM

    Interesting part of the world!

  • Anya_D's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2002 at 10:20 AM

    Great start sofar, would love to learn more about your country! Go on!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2002 at 3:29 AM

    Great page! Good info and nice pics!! Would like to visit one day


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