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Big Almaty Lake

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Address: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 87273335333
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Good Place in mountains close to Almaty

I love visit this place all year around and every time it has its own charm. In Winter time lake is white and closed by ice, in the beginning of Spring lake is grey because of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sergey S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visit this place all year around and every time it has its own charm. In Winter time lake is white and closed by ice, in the beginning of Spring lake is grey because of snow melting , at the end of Summer it is blue as a sky. If you visit this place you will have a lot... More 

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Meerut, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Almost all the route to Big Almaty Lake is picture perfect opportunity. Strongly recommended for nature loving people, very natural and beautiful lake , although completely frozen during our visit , but gave some very beautiful picture opportunities. Visit is strongly recommended.

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1 Thank Dr N K S
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Indeed this is a place worthy to see when you are in Almaty. I would recommend to take a car at the bus stop in front of Kazakhstan hotel. Drivers are good guides and can not only drive you to the lake but stop at other places of interest on the way - 2 waterfall s were excellent.

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2 Thank Nailya A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The Big Almaty Lake located in Big Almaty gorge, about 25km from the Alfarabi street. You can enjoy beautiful panoramas of IleAlatau National Park and of course the lake itself. Lake changes it's color in each season and you will get amazing photos of nature. Lake is located on Altitude 2250m above the sea level. This is Almaty's water reserve... More 

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Thank Sardorkhon
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and forests! Great scenic drives all around the lake area! Wonderful place to explore! Lots to do and see here!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My hosts took me to the area around Big Almaty Lake. It was well worth the drive up the mountain. The scenery is georgeous

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I went there on Sunday, it was a long ride from Almaty City Center. Amazing view along the way, but dry. Before we arrive at the lake, half way, we were blocked by some officials (not sure) and the driver told me that they demand 2,000 tenge in order to pass by. I paid. Then, when we arrived at the... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We had to stop the car 5 km far from the lake and we had to climb the whole 5 km on foot and my son 12 yars old was exausted even more than me ,when we reached the top and the lake appeared to our eyes, i could not belive what we sweated for .....just a non attractive lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Totally worth visiting but DO NOT go all the way down to the lake as it's restricted (even though there are no signs!) - my travel companions were accosted by an angry armed police man who harassed and threatened them!

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Thank Mango P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is a must to visit in Almaty. Although it's not easy to reach there, its all worth it. Went by a van we found in the street of Almaty, near the Presidents' park. Took us around an hour to get there, and spent around 2 hours there picnicking with the lunch box we brought together. The army/police armed... More 

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