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Karakol (Przhevalsk)

A town on the eastern coast of Issyk-Kul lake

Karakol (former Przhevalsk) is a small, but very quaint and cozy town in the east of Kyrgyzstan. It weaved together Russian, Kyrgyz and Chinese cultures. This is one of the largest and most picturesque resorts on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The town is situated in its eastern part, in the picturesque countryside at the foot of the mountain range Terskey Ala-too.

The resort, operating both in winter and summer

Karakol is a place where fans of active tourism come from all continents, attracted by the uniqueness and richness of nature. In summertime it has the stunning beaches of Issyk-Kul lake, numerous mountain ranges to climb, and located in a nearby gorge thermal healing springs Altyn-Arashan; in wintertime here works a ski base "Karakol" located 7 km from the town among magnificent pine forest — a favorite place of skiers and snowboarders.

Named in honor of the great explorer

Karakol has several historical monuments. After the death of the great Russian explorer N. M. Przhevalsky since 1888 the town was renamed into Przhevalsk. Here is the grave of Przhevalsky, because it is here that the great explorer bequeathed to bury him. In 1992, after Kyrgyzstan gained independence, the town was renamed back to Karakol.

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