Lake Kaindy - The Submerged Forest

Lake Kaindy is located in Tian Shan Mountains, Kazakhstan, approximately 130 kilometers from Almaty, the second largest city in Kazakhstan.

The lake was created after 1911, when an earthquake triggered a large landslide, forming a natural dam and over time rain filled the valley creating in the middle of the mountains, a majestic turquoise view. Because of the clear mountain water, you can see deep into the depths of the lake.

What is extraordinary, are the dried trunks of ‘’Picea schrenkiana’’ spruce trees rises above the water surface causing a strange picture yet splendid. Lake Kaindy measures approximately 400 meters in length and its depth in some places measures even 30 meters.

The Submerged Forest of Lake Kaindy is 2,000 meters above the sea level, so the water is so cold that trunks and the deeply branches were perfectly preserved. If you are fond of fishing trout, this is the perfect spot, also for diving, although the water is cold.

The lake is visited by many tourists even in winter, when the trunks are trapped in the ice crust and the landscape seems even more unusual and stunning.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kaindy_lake_south-east_Kazakhstan.jpg

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