The main resort town of Issyk-Kul Cholpon-Ata is a resort town on the northern coast of Issyk-Kul lake, located 260 km from Bishkek. The town is small, but in the midst of the summer holiday season it can receive tens of thousands of tourists from different countries. Cholpon-Ata is located in a great location – the foothills of Kungei Ala-Too mountains. In summer here is a true paradise for those who prefer beach vacation. The climate is temperate, there are many opportunities for active tourism. Tourists are attracted here not only by beaches, stunning natural landscapes and local sights, but also the comparative democracy of prices at a high level of service.
Health & leisure center The town is famous for its underground sources and mineral waters. On the territory of Cholpon-Ata there is a large number of resorts, hydropathic clinics and mud baths, a couple of sanatoriums for adults and children. Here are many hotels and guest houses suited to every fancy. Cholpon-Ata has well developed entertainment industry - restaurants, bars, saunas, museums, beach activities on your taste.
Historical and cultural tourism in Cholpon-Ata Cholpon-Ata and its suburbs have many historical monuments like old necropolis, several sites of Neanderthals, the ruins of ancient settlements and much more. On the territory of Cholpon-Ata there is a "rock garden" - open air museum where you can admire the petroglyphs carved on the stones by prehistoric people. Among the man-made attractions worth to note the cultural center "Rukh Ordo" - a unique park-museum under the open sky.
For fans of horse competitions What is a nomad without a horse? Another pride of the town is the horse farm, where employees rear a new breed of the Kyrgyz horses, considered one of the best in the country. In Cholpon-Ata operates the hippodrome, which often organizes spectacular equestrian competitions.