Issyk Kul is one of the most famous lakes in the world. It is the pearl of Central Asia. Issyk Kul lake is situated in North-East of Kyrgyzstan. This wonderful lake is the most prominent place of Kyrgyz Republic. Millions of people travel to Kyrgyzstan to see and enjoy the gorgeous beauty of Issyk Kul. I am sure you have already heard about this amazing place. If not, then, you must be living on another planet. In addition, if you consider yourself a real traveler, you should definitely visit Issyk Kul at least once in your lifetime. For those already familiar with this magical lake, I will tell something new about Issyk Kul. Those who still didn’t decide to travel to Issyk Kul, I will describe some of the most obvious and great reasons to visit the lake.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT ISSYK KUL
Issyk Kul is the eighth deepest lake in the world. Its maximum depth is 688 meters. It is very deep in some places. More than 80 small lakes enter Issyk Kul, but none of them escapes it. Issyk Kul is called as The Pearl of Central Asia. Why? Issyk Kul is a worldwide famous lake that attracts tourist from all countries of the world. None of the post-Soviet countries have something similar to this beautiful lake. What is more, every summer, people from neighbor countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Russia come to Kyrgyzstan in order to have a rest on the shores of Issyk Kul. It is a truly international lake. I think this small introduction to the famous lake will be enough to encourage you to visit it every summer.
WATER IN ISSYK KUL LAKE IS AWESOME
I have visited loads of different countries, and consequently, I have swum in different seas and oceans. I can say that swimming in a sea is not always pleasurable and comfortable. Some oceans and seas are hot. Some are very cold. What is more, some of them are very dirty.
On the opposite side, Issyk Kul’s water is always warm and refreshing during summer. It is also very clean. If you enjoy these aspects, you will definitely love swimming in this water. Issyk Kul water is salty. However, it is not that much salty as the Dead Sea. I think that water in Issyk Kul lake is pretty amazing. This is one of the reasons why you should travel to Issyk Kul.
ISSYK KUL LAKE HAS A FREAT CLIMATE
If you visit Issyk Kul in the summer, you will definitely enjoy the weather. It is never very hot during summers. If you hate too hot weather and feel very uncomfortable in hot climates, you should spend your holidays in Issyk Kul.
I really don’t like UAE and India. It is very hot there during summers. If you go to Issyk Kul in the summer, you will find the best climate. Your time will be very joyful, pleasurable, and comfortable.
NO DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN ISSYK KUL
While swimming in an ocean or a sea, you are always in danger because there might be some sharks, medusas, maybe whales, sometimes, crocodiles and other wild fishes. Of course, some places are always considered as safe. Thus, while swimming only in safe zones, you can avoid dangerous animals. Otherwise, you are under constant danger of being killed or injured.
Issyk Kul has no dangerous animals. It is absolutely safe to swim in Issyk Kul wherever you wish. Whether it is near a shore or in the middle of the lake, you will be always safe.
ISSYK KUL IS THE CENTER OF ENTERTAINMENT
During summers, Issyk Kul becomes the main center of entertainment of Kyrgyzstan. If swimming and exploring beautiful places are not your only goals and you want to have some fun, then, you will find a lot of entertainment spotlights in Issyk Kul.
There are loads of nightclubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and other active places in almost every area around the lake. People from Bishkek (capital of Kyrgyzstan) come to Issyk Kul every summer to enjoy its hot nightlife. Sometimes and in some zones, you will find it hotter than Ibiza.
EXPLORE UNIQUE LANDSCAPES ON THE SOUTH SHORE
North shore of Issyk Kul is mainly for entertainment. If you want to spend a lot of money in nightclubs, hotels, pubs, bars, and etc, then, you should chill on the South shore of Issyk Kul. Otherwise, it is not the best place for a true traveler and explorer.
You will find that the South shore of Issyk Kul is much more attractive. There are so many unique and absolutely astonishing places in South Issyk Kul. I will tell you about the best places to visit on the South shore in the next blog post.