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Karakul Lake

Listed under Lakes in China.

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The Karakul lake is famous for being surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is sometimes called the “black lake” or “mountain lake” by locals – at least when they tried conversing with us in English.

The area is renowned for its natural beauty and can be experienced with more than just a day trip if you arrange to either camp or stay in the small town nearby.

You are also likely to see the traditional yurts or gers within a close proximity to the lake which local people still use today.

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Written by  Brooke Schoenman.

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