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Big Almaty Lake

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

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Breathtaking

Nicely situated lake in wonderful landscape. You can go almost to the lake by car - there is a road by one side. Over the day there are many visitors and selfie takers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
HonzaJohnySmid
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Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
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Auburn, California
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake itself is a beautiful glacial fed lake. There were several reviews about being arrested if you get too close to the lake. Unfortunately, I ventured down the the path leading around the lake. A guard suddenly appeared and took my passport. My interpreter came down and said that I was going to go to jail for 15 days.... More 

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Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely situated lake in wonderful landscape. You can go almost to the lake by car - there is a road by one side. Over the day there are many visitors and selfie takers.

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Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake is used as a reservoir for the city of Almaty, and is strictly prohibited to go close to the water. Also there are quite many tourists when compared to other nice mountain lakes around Almaty. It is a very beauitful mountain lake though and very close to the city.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 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.

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1 Thank Arash D
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

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

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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

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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.

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Katowice, Poland
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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.

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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 

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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

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