A heart-stealing place
Big Almaty Lake, or BAO for short, is a picturesque lake 20 kilometers from Almaty. The reservoir is located near the state border of Kyrgyzstan, however, special passes are not required to visit – and millions of tourists who have visited here are the best confirmation of this. BAO is hidden in a mountainous area with landscapes of indescribable beauty and delicious air filled with the aroma of fragrant herbs and the freshness of the snow-capped peaks of the Trans-Ili Alatau.
Mysterious nature of the lake
One of the mysterious features of the lake is its ever-changing color, from azure blue to richly emerald. Against the background of snow-white mountain peaks and centuries-old majestic pines, accompanied by the ringing natural silence and brilliance of the sun’s rays on the water surface … All of this together leaves an unforgettable impression that you should definitely experience in this life.