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Issyk Kul Lake

Listed under Lakes in Chust, Uzbekistan.

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  • Photo of Issyk Kul Lake
  • Photo of Issyk Kul Lake
  • Photo of Issyk Kul Lake
  • Photo of Issyk Kul Lake
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Translated to mean ‘warm lake’, Issyk Kul is surrounded by snow capped mountains, yet edged by sand beaches and its melted snow water is warmed when mingling with hot springs. A popular Soviet era resort, the grand hotels have now been replaced by more modest boarding houses but the clean sandy stretches of beach haven’t changed.

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

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“Lake Issyk-Kul: A Kyrgyz Summer Holiday Retreat”

On my first trip to Kyrgyzstan, as soon as the weather started to get a bit warm, the people always talked about escaping to Lake Issyk-Kul, especially in August. I later learned that late July and August brings unbearable 40 degree Celsius heat at time… Read more...

Written by  David Lee. Read more on Dave's Blog

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