Welcome to Korgalzhyn
Korgalzhyn (Қорғалжын) is home to the Unesco World Heritage–listed Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve, which attracts wildlife lovers particularly birding enthusiasts. The area's more than 200 lakes host myriad migratory birds, and Lake Tengiz is particularly interesting as it is home to the world's most northerly flamingo colony. Travellers staying overnight base themselves in Korgalzhyn village, which is 38km from the entrance to the actual nature reserve. Little Lake Tengiz – the most accessible part of the reserve for flamingo-watching, is another 20km or so beyond that, so you'll need to arrange transport.