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Issyk lake in Almaty, located at the Ile-Alatau National Park 1714 m above sea level, called by the Kazakhs “Eshik” - “door, passage”. Indeed, the shortest route to the Issyk-Kul was through the gorge. "Issyk" means "hot spring" in the Kazakh language, turned out nonsense: Issyk lake cannot be called hot: water temperature - plus 9 degrees.

Pristine forest surrounds an alpine lake in Kazakhstan

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