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Big Almaty Lake

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Address: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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One of the best places to see in Almaty

I visit the Big ALmaty Lakes quite often, as i love and adore the nature there , this is a picturesque place where you can spend hours enjoying the beautiful views, you can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visit the Big ALmaty Lakes quite often, as i love and adore the nature there , this is a picturesque place where you can spend hours enjoying the beautiful views, you can get there by car or walk there, which is not easy for all people, as it is a long way and since it is located in the... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Really enjoyed the trip to Big Almaty Lake. We enjoyed the walk from the hotel to the lake. It is the water supply for Almaty and so there is a policeman there to stop anyone going near the water. We had a guide who obtained permission for us to go past the dam to look for unusual birds. The scenery... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

the location is spectacular but the amount of rubbish dumped by the picknikers is disgusting! why does one pay an entry fee of KZT 400 per person, what is this money used for?

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World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Absolutely amazing and beautiful place! You can make there lots of cool pictures! The infrastructure around is not so well developed but the nature itself is worth visiting the location!

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This super view natural lake really amazing..Not far from Almaty city center but need a car to reach there.Take some food and beverages and enjoy the nature..

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SEREMBAN MALAYSIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took 12 person van and reach the top of the lake for a few hours stop. Nice, clean and beautiful lake worth to visit.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful lake near Almaty city. Absolutely clear water tempts to bathe, however it is forbidden as it is a source of fresh water for Almaty city (except the fact that it is really cold). The only drawback is the "security" on the way to the lake. You never know, whether it is official or unofficial guard. They don't want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

even in summertime it is chilly up there. better to walk up using stairs, waterpipe and hills, once you reach the place u will understand that it might be the most beautiful lake in the world.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This lake is at a very high altitude. It has such scenic beauty! It's water is ice-cold! There is no crowd there; infact, when we went there with family, we were the only ones there. It was a long way up the tricky mountainous tracks with scenic beauty with yurts all the way up to the lake. Enchanting scenery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For a person born in a tropical country, I can not seem to describe the charm of Almaty Lake. We went there on springtime which was perfect because the mountains on the opposite side were snow-capped yet the mountains we were standing on were so green and teeming with flowers. The view was just idyllic. It is definitely a place... More 

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Address: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty

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