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Lake Issyk-Kul

Lake Issyk Kul: a Pearl Resting in the Tian Shan Mountains

I think one of the first questions people in Kyrgyzstan ask travelers when they’re introduced is “Have you been to our Issyk Kul yet?”  Even if the person has only been in the country for a day, they’ll get asked this question. It’s actually quite revealing and shows how much pride Kyrgyz people take in this grandiose lake in the heart of their mountains. Taken for granted by the people of Kyrgyzstan it certainly is not.

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