The beauty of sunken trees
Lake Kaindy (Kaiyndy), located in the Tien Shan mountain system at an altitude of about 1900 meters above sea level, is a natural landmark of Kazakhstan. It was formed in January 1911 after a strong earthquake, which resulted in a mountain collapse that blocked the river – and the valley was filled with water. In the late 80s of the last century, the area of the lake decreased after the passage of a mudflow flood. To date, the length of the reservoir is 400 meters, and the depth is 25 meters.
«There is no fish in Kaindy, and this is one of its unique features. But the presence of fish in the lake, most likely, would not have preserved the pristine beauty of the lake.»
The origin of the lake
By the standards of natural processes, the lake can be called young – it was formed only about a century ago as a result of an earthquake. A strong landslide blocked the gorge and the water flooded the glade with coniferous trees. Cold water, whose temperature even in summer does not exceed 6 degrees, did not allow the needles to decompose and the trunks of trees are clearly visible through the clear surface of the water. This creates a halo of mystical splendor around the lake.
Popular tourist destination
The light-bluish color of the water, the ringing silence and perfect calm form a unique atmosphere around the lake. This is what makes the lake so popular among tourists. There are many tours to the lake that can be booked at almost any travel agency. In the period from April to September, you can stay overnight in tents near the lake, and for lovers of comfort, cozy guest houses are located near the Kolsai lakes.