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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very beautiful, quiet and peaceful place to spend some time. As many other place around the area not very turists friendly but it's worth visiting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful, quiet and peaceful place to spend some time. As many other place around the area not very turists friendly but it's worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This very high altitude lake presents it's mint green water right at the top of the tree line. The temperature is cold up there and you need to bring appropriate warm clothing. The drive up there is always marred by stupid drivers who race up there and park so that the narrow is always blocked. The nation needs to learn... More 

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Suzhou, China.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Big Almaty Lake is a shirt excursion outside Almaty with beautiful pine forest and good roads. It us fed by meltwater from the mighty Tianshan range and has a greenish tinge. Recommended trip.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With frosty winds blowing over the surface and a wonderfully clear air, the views spectacular and wildlife and flowers unusual, this is well worth the journey up the slopes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not much to say just one emotion "WOW!!!".... The lake us super beautiful! Take local taxi as it's cheaper than to hire a guide or go with companies which offer excursions there...

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Thank Pinkusha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is about an hour's drive from Almaty. The lake is high up in the mountains. It is frankly not as big as one would expect but is quite scenic. Spend some time here and absorb the beauty of the nature. The beautiful Kazakh people visit it often as well. Closeby is an area where traditional yurta houses are seen.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place for relaxation and peace of mind totally enjoyable. You have to take your munchies with you. Pure wilderness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we visited Big Almaty Lake it was drizzling and intermittently foggy, and somehow this made it even more special. The drive to the lake is beautiful, and the view spectacular. After visiting the lake, on your way down the mountain, stop to eat shashlik barbecue at one of the rustic restaurants in the area - it's a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing nature Beautiful trip on quads I jumped into a smaller lake just under big almaty lake...amazing refreshment in 5 celsius water :D

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located not far from the city, the Big Almaty lake supplies the city with its tap water. It's worth taking a drive up the winding road up the mountains to the lake in summer, to enjoy the clean mountain air, cool temperature, and a scenic view. It's a great place for long hikes too.

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