78 km South-East of Bishkek located Issyk-Ata valley
and spa complex based on local sulphur hot springs known since 2-3 centuried
A.D. The hot springs also give the hot water to 3 public outdoor swimming pools
built on the hill over the valley.
Upstream Issyk-Ata river (30 minutes hike) there
are 10 m waterfall and ancient place of worship and piligrimage - Buddha inscription
carved on the face of the boulder by ancient people in 10th century. Further
up the valley there are 3 alpine lakes which lie in a full day distance from
the end of the road. Also from here start trekking routes to Alamedin valley
and some other neighbouring ravines.
The upper grounds of the valley are used by local
shepherds as pastures where they breed their enemerous herds of horses, sheep
A hundred metres before the arch - the entrance to spa complex,
on the hill over the valley, built 3 concrete outdoor swimming pools - filled
with naturally heated sulphur water which comes by tubes from one of 130 known
in the area hotsprings. The water is over 30 degrees so it is possible to swim
even on coldest days.
It is well advised to stay in water no more than 10-15 minutes,
as longer staying may affect negative influence on one's heart.
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