Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan

Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan is a region in the east of Kyrgyzstan.

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Map of Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan

  • 42.46666666666776.1833333333331 Balykchy The gateway to Issyk Kul, Balykchy is a small, dying industrial center on the western shore, and a former fishing town, with a train service from Bishkek through a beautiful passant Chui Valley.
  • 42.1176.991 Bokonbayevo A laid-back village east of Tamga, horse treks and eagle shows.
  • 42.6577.0833333333331 Cholpon-Ata An upscale summer resort town and central city for tourism surrounded by mountains, with the popular Grigorievskoe Trail nearby and most of the resorts within 50 km.
  • 42.679.031 Jyrgalan Kyrgyzstan’s most eastern village and formerly mining town, jump off point to the picturesque border region for skiing and impressive hiking.
  • 42.140977.18381 Kadji Sai A small lakeside picturesque town, where you can (literally!) have a radioactive bath, climb the nearby Tashta Ata Mountain, or have a magnificent view from the Shatyly Panorama outlook. Its twin village Kadji-Sai 2 is a popular beach resort at the highway.
  • 42.578.3833333333331 Karakol One of the gems of Issyk Kul, this was originally a Slavic settlement with a wealth of hiking, outdoor and sports available, including the Altyn Arashan hot springs, Karakol Canyon, and the beautiful Ala Kul glacier lake.
  • 42.2375.751 Kochkor A small village with a park containing various Soviet structures, and a local animal bazaar, as well as an entry of point for Song Kul and launch pad for treks up into the Tian Shan Mountains.
  • 41.433333333333761 Naryn A city right up in the Tian Shan, near Lake Song Kul, the gateway to the entire southeastern region, its ruins, mountains, and high alpine lakes.
  • 42.5676.651 Tamchy mainly a beach resort, overnight yurt stays and horseback riding trips can be arranged here, too
  • 42.15138888888977.5458333333331 Tamga town with a red sand beach; named after the nearby petroglyphs

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