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Lakes of Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake
Published: 06 october 2014

Big Almaty Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Zaalayskiy Alatau Mountains, in Almatinka gorge. The length of the lake is 1.6 km, width from 0.75 to 1 km. The river Big Almatinka flows into the lake on the south side. Like most lakes in theTien Shan, it appeared as a result of the earthquake.  Big Almaty Lake is part of the Ile-Alatau National Park. On the northern end of the dam, you can see the three main peaks theSovietPeak(4317m) - the south-east, Lake Peak (4110m) andTouristPeak (3954m). Maximum water level is in August, this time of year the water temperature is 10-12 degrees Celsius. The lake is beautiful at any time of the year; all year round it has an unusually beautiful color - from light green to turquoise. Especially it is fine in autumn, when the lake is covered by the first snow, changing the color. In winter, tourists usually ride from the slopes of the gorge....

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