Kyrgyzstan: Lake Issyk-Kul

Lake Issyk-Kul is the 10th largest lake in the world by volume and second largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea. The lake’s salinity is quite small, the lake is fed by rivers but has no outlet and the minerals slowly concentrating through evaporation give it some minor salt content. The lake is also the seventh deepest in the world. The lake’s shore is very scenic with sandy beaches and far away snowy mountains. During the Soviet times, the lake had a lot of resort along the north and some parts of the south shore, but most fell into disrepair, and you can see remnants of some old glory left slowly disintegrating under the elements.