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Big Almaty Lake

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Address: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number:
+7 727 333 5333
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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One of my favorite places in Almaty

This place is indeed one of my favorite places in Almaty. Beautiful nature and the Lake itself beside the fact that you have a nice View and clean air.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arash D
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is indeed one of my favorite places in Almaty. Beautiful nature and the Lake itself beside the fact that you have a nice View and clean air.

Thank Arash D
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit in Almaty. Among the green-grey mountains, you can see this beautiful blue Lake. You can take lovely photos.

1 Thank Irishka_Betina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I recommend you to visit this place called Big Almaty Lake. No matter where you live in the world, there is incredible place to visit

Thank KazTours
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The journey to the Lake, in winter, is not for the faint hearted. The destination is well worth it though. We visited in winter when it was frozen, but that didn't detract from the beauty of the area.

Thank Michelle A
Katowice, Poland
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Have been there with my classmates and teacher during students time. Can't forget those amazing landscapes and pure energy of wild nature. Highly recommend to visit it.

Thank servafidem
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We got a car to take us to the lake for about $35 USD, round trip. Half way up the mountain our driver realised that his car would not be able to make it to the lake because the road was covered by snow and he had no snow chains. Likely, there was an enterprising driver who was prepared to... More 

1 Thank Tsaoshin
Sri Ganganagar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Big Almaty lake is very beautiful lake and also important because city gets water supply from this lake. It is a very scenic and attractive place to visit

1 Thank pramendraswami
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

What a stunning spot to picnic or just enjoy being in fresh air overlooking a glorious mountain lake.

Thank PennyOzztraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My first visit totally floored me of the natural beauty. The people look after the country and this lake is just spectacular. The mountains have in their words "eternal" snow. What a wonderful way of describing such a great scene. There are many restaurants which are traditional Kazakh restaurants in your own private tents. A visit to this country will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I was traveling for business in Almaty and I took one day free to visit this lake , was very stunning and relaxing place ! I suggest anyone to go and visit it , its enough just half day to go and come back form Almaty . I took very lovely pics ! Enjoy the wild nature of this amazing... More 

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