3. Cool excursions
Everything is serious and real here, no remake. You can get acquainted with the ancient history of these places in the “Stone Garden” near Cholpon-Ata, where thousand-year-old boulders with petroglyphs have been preserved. Chapels of five religions — Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism peacefully coexist in the Rukh Ordo cultural center. Tamga-Tash is a sacred place, a chain of three huge stones with engraved Tibetan inscriptions. The San-Tash mound is a monument to the fallen soldiers of Tamerlane, and the mausoleum of Gumbez Manas was erected in the 14th century over the grave of the emir's daughter (although people still believe that this is the resting place of the legendary batyr Manas, and the emir's daughter was invented to avert eyes).< ul class="neo-gallery__list">
Boundless Issyk-Kul is a fishing paradise with trophy bream, carp and carp, trout and, what is especially valuable, endemic species fish.
4. Entertainment and sports
Endless Issyk-Kul is a fishing paradise with trophy bream, carp and carp, trout and, what is especially valuable, endemic fish species. Divers are attracted by ancient settlements lost at the bottom with destroyed buildings and valuable artifacts – from household items to jewelry. Here they fly on hang-gliders (of course not, with such and such views!), ride horses, raft down the rivers. The local cafes (in the literal sense of the word, authentic, often arranged right in yurts) serve beshbarmak, pilaf and lagman, samsa and manti, tandoor cakes – and, of course, real koumiss. Holidays in Issyk-Kul are considered budget: you can find inexpensive accommodation, food and transport prices are moderate. At the same time, the infrastructure is developed, the locals are hospitable, there is no language barrier.
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5. Opportunity to improve health
The waters of Issyk-Kul, saturated with useful elements, mineral springs, thermal wells, silt mud of the Dead Lake are natural cures for many diseases. Diseases of the nervous and endocrine, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, and skin are treated here. The largest local hospitals are located in the vicinity of Cholpon-Ata and Bosteri, Tamchi and Chok-Tala.