Attractions

Lake in Jalal-Abad Oblast

Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve

Though the full Unesco Biosphere Reserve includes seven mountain lakes and numerous rare flora and fauna, the star attraction for most visitors is the massive Sary-Chelek lake itself. Over 2km at its widest and over…
Rock Art in Kazarman

Saimaluu Tash

Spread over two remote valleys high in the mountains at an altitude of up to 3400m, this massive petroglyph site encompasses over 10,000 individual works dating from the 2nd to 8th centuries. Believed to have been a…
Lake in Toktogul

Toktogul Reservoir

Views out over the Toktogul reservoir are sublime in the right light, and the first glimpse of it descending from the mountains on the Bishkek highway are quite memorable. There's no beach as such, but the shoreline…
Waterfall in Arslanbob

Twin Waterfall

A string of souvenir stalls leads to this 23m waterfall. Though the falls themselves are only worth a quick look, you can escape the summer crowds by walking on for 15 minutes using the path that crosses the stream …
Waterfall in Arslanbob

Long Waterfall

This thin 89m ribbon of waterfall is not an especially memorable site, but there's a certain fascination watching the throngs of local summer tourists (who mostly arrive by jeep), attempting to slither up and down i…
Amusement Park in Arslanbob

Turbaza

If you're not tired of people watching there's more to be had at the Turbaza, a decrepit yet still active Soviet-era holiday camp replete with punch-machines, an awfully grimy open-air swimming pool and a ragged dis…