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78 km South-East of Bishkek located Issyk-Ata valley and spa complex based on local sulphur hot springs known since 2-3 centuried A.D. The hot springs also give the hot water to 3 public outdoor swimming pools built on the hill over the valley.

Upstream Issyk-Ata river (30 minutes hike) there are 10 m waterfall and ancient place of worship and piligrimage - Buddha inscription carved on the face of the boulder by ancient people in 10th century. Further up the valley there are 3 alpine lakes which lie in a full day distance from the end of the road. Also from here start trekking routes to Alamedin valley and some other neighboring ravines.

The upper grounds of the valley are used by local shepherds as pastures where they breed their numerous herds of horses, sheep and cows. A hundred meters before the arch - the entrance to spa complex, on the hill over the valley, built 3 concrete outdoor swimming pools - filled with naturally heated sulphur water which comes by tubes from one of 130 known in the area hot springs. The water is over 30 degrees so it is possible to swim even on coldest days.

It is well advised to stay in water no more than 10-15 minutes, as longer staying may affect negative influence on one's heart.

Issyk-Kul lake
Issyk-Kul lake
Enclosed on all sides by the snowy peaks of the Tien Shan Mountains, lake Issyk-Kul literally meaning hot lake is said to be the worlds second-largest alpine lake or second highest navigable lake in the world after lake Titicaca in South America, the lake never freezes even in the depths of winter ...

Jety-Oguz balneal-climatic resort is located on the north slot of Terskey Ala-Too, in Jety-Oguz gorge. At an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level, by Jety-Oguz rocks in a Jety-Oguz river valley, in the most pictorial place with coniferous woods, at 28 km distant from town Karakol and 329 km distant ...

Djalal-Abad is famous for its spas. There is a legend that the water from the Hozret-Ayub-Paigambar spa cured lepers. According to the legend there was a grave, a mosque and the khan's palace near the spa. The Djalal Abad sanatoria, Kurort, is based on one of the spas on one of the hills overlooking ...

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