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      Issyk-Kul Region (Kyrgyz: Ысык-Көл областы, Isıq-Köl oblastı/Ysyk-Köl oblasty, ىسىق-كۅل وبلاستى) is one of the regions of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Karakol. It is surrounded by Almaty Region, Kazakhstan (north), Chuy Region (west), Naryn Region (southwest) and Xinjiang, China (southeast). It takes its name from Lake Issyk-Kul ("warm lake"), the second largest saline lake in the world, which never freezes despite its altitude in the Tian Shan mountains.

      The north is dominated by the eye-shaped Issyk-Kul lake, surrounded by the ridges of the Tian Shan mountain system: the Kyungey Ala-Too mountains to the north and the Terskey Alatau to the south (the 'sunny' and 'shady' Alatau, respectively). To the south is mountains and 'jailoos' (mountain meadows used for summer grazing). The highest peaks of the Tian Shan mountains, including Khan Tengri, are located in the easternmost part of the region.

      Most of the population of the region lives around the lake, in particular in the cities of Balykchy near the lake's western end, and Karakol near its eastern end.
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      Photos of Issyk Kul Region (Ысык-Көл областы) Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:02pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      Boz Salkyn - Tosor -Skazka
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      Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:00pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      Boz Salkyn - Tosor -Skazka
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      Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:00pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      Boz Salkyn - Tosor -Skazka
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      Mar 22, 2018 @ 10:58pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      Boz Salkyn - Tosor -Skazka
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