12 Wild Beauty Of The Almaty Region

Wild Beauty Of The Almaty Region

The area around Almaty city is unique and gives an opportunity to visit snowy tops of the mountains, wonder through coniferous forests and find yourself among dunes and sands of endless prairies, weird curves of most ancient canyons and woods right at the same day.

Plateau Assy is located 2800 meters above the sea level. The climate is very severe in winter but due to abundant summer rains the space turns into an ideal place for cattle grazing. Tents of sheep herders are well combined with meadows and mountain ridges.

An under-built observatory that looks like a giant mushroom is seen on the way to the Assy plateau. Its construction stopped in the beginning of 1990.

If you pass the plateau and climb the mountain ridge a beautiful view of the mountain chain called Kungey Alatau will be obtained. From the south the chain encircles the northern hollow of Issyk Kul lake.

Enjoy the view opened from the Kyzyl-Aus pass. Transparency of air amazes and it seems that it is easy to reach the mountain with a hand though in fact the ridge is located 70 km away the pass.

The mystique Chilik is a very fast and exciting river with many great rapids. Some are eight kilometers long. The river has several impressive canyons and many beautiful lakes with transparent water.

Taban Karagay Valley embraces summer grazing lands located to the south from Assy.

Some tents are situated right next to the mountain roots while light observed from the running clouds is changing every minute.

The Singing Sand Dune is located 100 km to the north of Alatau. This is a unique accumulation of sand which is 90 meters high and several km long. During strong wind grains of sand are changing their position and produce a sound that resembles the roar.

In the early morning or at sunset the Sand Dune acquires the reddish colour whereas shadows along the relief produce volume images.


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12 Responses to “Wild Beauty Of The Almaty Region”

  1. oernii says:

    at last. perfect pictures have returned to ER.

  2. Otis R. Needleman says:

    VERY nice pictures. Thanks much!

  3. sashka says:

    I love Almaty, especially Medeo

  4. mukmika says:

    These pictures are so good, and the views are almost breathtaking.

  5. Chris says:

    Holy cow, mindblowing!!!!!!!

  6. popalumi says:

    Acest Almaty. e de vis Ce bine ar fi sa pot sa fiu in mijlocul acestor peisaje.Ma uimesc contrastele mari din regiunea Almaty

  7. Verto says:

    Nature is Nature ! ! ! ! !stay out your “civilisation” ! ! ! !

  8. Andrew says:

    Stunningly beautiful pictures. Is there any way I can get high-res copies of the pictures on your site to use as wallpapers?

  9. BlowME says:

    Extremely beautiful landscapes! I wish someday to see it with my own eyes.

  10. Kalimba says:

    My god, what an amazing set of pics.

  11. Yemanja says:

    Boże … jak tam pięknie.

  12. Brick says:

    Not sure if HDR or just good shots. But there should have been a photoset of weird and wacky places in Almaty as well :)

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