Lake Kaindy: a tremendously beautiful natural phenomenon

Lake Kaindy: a tremendously beautiful natural phenomenon

Lake Kaindy (Қайыңды) is located in the Kungey Alatau Mountains 1900 meters above the sea level and is one of the natural attractions in Kazakhstan which is really worth visiting!


The lake is relatively young – it appeared in 1911 after a powerful earthquake which caused a rockfall. As a result, huge stones dammed a local river and the valley was flooded with water. At the end of 1980s the lake size became smaller because of a debris flow. Currently, the length and depth of the reservoir are 400 and 25 meters correspondingly.

The lake looks unique and fantastic: bare spruce trunks stick out of the lake, but underneath the turquoise water one can see well-preserved branches with green fir-needles. Though it is a hard-to-reach place and the water in the lake is rather cold all year round, it is a popular destination for divers and hikers.

The famous lake is not the only natural attraction in the area. Kaindy is translated from Kazakh as “full of birches”: beautiful birch groves and magnificent cliffs form mind-boggling landscapes of the Kungey Alatau which seem to be a gate into another world!


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Have you ever been to the Kungey Alatau Mountains? Would you like to see the lake with your own eyes? Tell us in the comments!

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18 Comments
Aubree Williams
Fascinating
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Apr 8, 2016 9:44PM
Milagros Rodriguez
Milagros Rodriguez
Omg I love it absolutely breath taking!!
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Apr 8, 2016 9:53PM
kekwnelson
Beautiful!!
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Apr 8, 2016 11:02PM
Christel Nathan
Christel Nathan
Amazing would love too go hiking there
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Apr 8, 2016 11:08PM
Poppynirmalasari
Wonderful!!!
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Apr 8, 2016 11:15PM
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Now that's a different view of khasakstan!
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Apr 9, 2016 12:29AM
Kimberly Kashner
Kimberly Kashner
Beautiful
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Apr 9, 2016 2:48AM
Nitz Gonzales Francia
Very interesting to visit _ tranquilty. Is tje word to best describe it
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Apr 9, 2016 3:23AM
Kennetta Metz Bartels
Kennetta Metz Bartels
It is beautiful.
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Apr 9, 2016 5:46AM
Will C Barker
Will C Barker
next 'quake no dam, no pond
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Apr 9, 2016 12:55PM
mblado
How odd but beautiful. Under water it's a magical forest. I wonder why the foliage above the water, doesn't grow. I would really like to know !!.
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Apr 9, 2016 2:22PM
eugene wilson
I wonder how the fishing is
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Apr 9, 2016 6:14PM
Carolyn Lawson
Carolyn Lawson
This is a beautiful place. The pictures are wonderful.
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Apr 11, 2016 2:26PM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
Beautiful and scary, that a piece of the environment can suddenly be swallowed up like that...
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Apr 12, 2016 3:50PM
Manohari Sadasivam
Extremely fascinating
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Apr 14, 2016 10:08AM

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