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Sayramsu Lakes
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Sayramsu Lake

Within the Sayramsu Gorge is an azure lake seemingly out of a fairytale.

Within the glacial mountains of Kazakhstan there are some of the world's most beautiful lakes. The ethereal Sayramsu lakes are gems of Sairam-Ugam National Park. The mosaic colors of turquoise, emerald green, and sky blue characterize these mountain lakes.

The legends tell of a khan's daughter who fell in love with an ordinary shepherd. She received a spectacular bracelet and handcrafted ring before she fled into the mountains. She chose to throw the turquoise ring in the water, and thus she created the colors of the lakes. Her discarded bracelet turned into the shape of the lakes and the iconic infinity symbol. The lakes are said to hold these lovers and keep them together.

It is best to visit in spring to enjoy the nature of the surrounding mountain region. The crystal clear waters create the perfect destination for every traveler. The shocking clearness of the lake allows you to see right to the bottom. Hike with your companions and dive in!