The Big Almaty Lake

Виртуальный тур


The east branch of the Big Almaty canyon, spreading to the south from Almaty, leads the traveller to the Big Almaty lake. It is surrounded by mountains covered with the coniferous woods of Zailijsky Alatau, and sits at a height of about two and a half thousand meters above sea level. This lake was formed about 10 thousand years ago after rock fall of tectonic nature. Even now one may see break traces and imagine how global that disaster was. Neighboring the lake is the Astronomical Institute of Ionosphere and Sun by Shtenberg with an observatory, where you may view the sky full of stars through their telescope. Very often Big Almaty lake is the starting point for the journey through the mountains of Northern Tjan-Shanja to Issyk-Kul lake coast. It is quite popular among the tourists of Almaty.



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